"Don't Blame Gators For Coastal Land Loss: Report"

"Eating alligators will not save Louisiana's wetlands.

In an odd takedown of a species native to our state, the news site Mic.com argued that there are too many alligators in Louisiana, and that they are eating too many fish and turtles. They even get blamed in the news site report for ripping apart marshes, making the coast more vulnerable to erosion, storms and flooding.

That's a lot to put on the gator's shoulders. And it simply isn't true, say several scientists who took issue with the article. "

Tristan Baurick reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune January 25, 2018.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 01/26/2018