Posted July 30th, 2012, 03:28 PM
What rule? All that the WHA want is a handful of sand from a continent that is bigger than Europe. Why would anyone care?
A handful of sand or rocks wont make any difference to Antarctica. As a matter of fact, a company could transport tons rocks from Antarctica to other parts of the world on daily basis, and it would not make any difference to the environment of Antarctica.
And why is it OK for us to dig millions of tons of rocks and sand in Fimiston Open Pit in our backyard, yet someone a person looking to honor a faraway place collecting a handful of rocks and sand from Antarctica should be banished from the continent? This does not make sense.
Or am I mistaken?
One very important reason for not taking anything from Antarctica is that
the Penquin "droppings" are very toxic. You "souvenir" could be contaminated.
Our boots were cleaned three times.
1) Before we boarded the Zodiac.
2) As we reboarded the ship; with bleach.
3) We carried our boots back to our Cabin, to be cleaned, with bleach, again.
Set foot on all seven Continents.