• BLOG # 86-Nov 6, 2021 at 10:51:20 AM

• BLOG # 86-Nov 6, 2021 at 10:51:20 AM

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Una tortuga, una piscina y la lucha por salvar las playas de Puerto Rico

• BLOG # 86-Nov 6, 2021 at 10:51:20 AM

• A Turtle, a Pool and the Fight to Save Puerto Rico’s Beaches


– An attempt to rebuild a beachfront pool turned into a much bigger story about the threats of erosion and overdevelopment on the island.

-A Turtle, a Pool and the Fight to Save Puerto Rico’s Beaches

The turtle, presumably, had no way of knowing it would become a symbol of protest when it got stuck for hours in a construction site on a beach in western Puerto Rico, unable to return to the sea.

+But the endangered hawksbill had wandered onto the site of a swimming pool being built so close to the ocean’s edge that a swimmer could practically step from the pool into the waves. A photo of the struggling turtle, its front flippers digging out of the sand, turned this summer into a symbol of defiance for Puerto Ricans alarmed at what is happening to their beloved coast.

Erosion and overdevelopment threaten Puerto Rico’s beautiful beaches. On an island that has struggled with bankruptcy, crumbling infrastructure and the emigration of a substantial part of its population, the pristine sand and abundant wildlife that have made Puerto Rico’s beaches famous around the world are both a point of pride and an important tourism draw.


My 2 cents opinion:
It is sad to see Puerto Rico seemingly defenseless in the face of coastal erosion and valuable land real estate sales due to the island’s bankrupt status.

Es triste ver a Puerto Rico aparentemente indefenso frente a la erosión costera y la venta de terrenos valiosos debido al estado de quiebra de la isla.

*Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/06/us/puerto-rico-beaches-threats.html?smid=em-

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