Thursday, August 16, 2007

Spincasting

Naples Municipal Pier

That's some serious fishing paraphernalia. I don't really have the patience for fishing, but sure enjoy the freshly caught, lightly pan-fried grouper ;-)

If you enlarge the photo you will find a pelican on the roof (does that sound strange to you?). There are also other things on the roof - can you guess what they are? Take a closer look.

Yes, those are broken fishing lines, which are endangering the lives of pelicans (and other sea birds).

I touched on the subject in an earlier post .

15 comments:

freefalling said...

OH - MY - GOD!
I'd like to say - "Only in America" - but would that be racist?

Kinda follows on a little bit from your last post, don't you think?

freefalling said...

I just followed your link - I had never even heard of brown pelicans before!
And it is on the endangered list!
I wonder why the black and white ones are so prolific (at least they are here) and the brown ones endangered.

Jules said...

Found the pelican and the amazing fishing gear. Gosh what happened to the tin of worms and the stick with the fishing-line tied to it??? All too serious for moi!!!!

richard said...

Yeah - I guess in fishing circles he would be called a geek. Bet he has a belt load of gadgets too. I'm actually just jealous - bit of a geek/gadget man myself
"Pelican on the Roof" - it does have a kind of swing about it. Make a good book title. Reminds me a bit of Nathalies Duck in a Tree

Nikon said...

Nice shot - I like pelicans :)

oldmanlincoln said...

Sort of reminds me of the fishing places near Jupiter where my son lives. I guess they got a good model as they are everywhere we go.

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Linda said...

I used to fish alot as a child. I spent many a cold, wet time in a row boat with my father whining about going back to shore. Caught a few trout, though.

Marie said...

When I see your name and the place where you live I always think you are Italian :-))

Your photos are extremely beautiful. Wow!

I have not found what else was on the roof. Something to prevent pelicans from landing?

Nikon said...

I have to agree with Marie - I see a sign on the roof, but what am I missing? ( Be polite!).

GMG said...

This guy seems to be equipped to fulfil the fish needs of all downtown Naples restaurants!
(Ok, I know there are a lot of nice seafood restaurants in Naples, but thought they were selling only sturgeon eggs...) ;)

isabella said...

Sorry guys, I should have explained it better - those are broken fishing lines, which might or might not have been caused by the pelicans.
There are only losers here: in some cases, fishermen lose their lines, but the pelicans lose their lives, entangled in those lines!

Frank said...

I know having hooks, barbs and fish line on the roof might be dangerous for the Pelicans, but did you ever stop to think about the dangers of flying fish?
I don't see any, do you?
Problem solved!

Nikon said...

Thank you for the explanation :)

Olivier said...

voila des pêcheurs de competitions, quand je vois ma vieille canne à pêche. Bon Weekend


veiled fishermen of competitions, when I see my old cane with fishing. Good Weekend

dodongflores said...

Interesting slice of life. Nice photo...