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Crab Nebula and crabs

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    Sherri and Diana R. pointed this out somewhere else: With Sun and Venus transiting M-1 Tauri (the Crab Nebula) on the 15th, and Mars simultaneously, transiting
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 16, 2008
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      Sherri and Diana R. pointed this out somewhere else:

      With Sun and Venus transiting M-1 Tauri (the Crab Nebula) on the 15th,
      and Mars simultaneously, transiting the constellation Cancer the Crab,
      we have this.


      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/15crabsli.html?_r=1&ref=nyregionspecial2&oref=slogin


      Mark A. Holmes



      --Begin story excerpt.


      Restrictions Reduce Horseshoe Crab Fishing


      By TIM WACKER
      Published: June 15, 2008

      WESTHAMPTON DUNES

      [I think this is on the eastern end of Long Island.--MAH]

      Conservation and commerce recently collided on a moonlit beach off
      Dune Road here when scientists counting horseshoe crabs mating in the
      sandy shallows bumped into a fisherman rapidly throwing the same crabs
      into his boat.

      Terse greetings were exchanged as opposing forces in a growing dispute
      headed in the directions they came from.

      Horseshoe crab fishermen are seething this spring after the state cut
      their daily catch quota to 200 crabs from 500, the first such cut in
      several years. Meanwhile, the scientists recommending those
      restrictions are pondering new measures as they try to manage the
      crabs more effectively.

      ...


      --End story excerpt.
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