"One of the issues that has come up, about off-leash dogs on the beach, is the idea of wildlife, and that, you know, dogs are harassing wildlife, or the reason that there’s no wildlife on the beaches in Live Oak is because of off-leash dogs. And, honestly there’s really no evidence to support that. Um, for one, thing, most of the wildlife that we talk about on the beach or in the Sanctuary aren’t on the beach, it’s in the water. It’s the otters, it’s the seals. Um, even most of the…the…the…the birds are in the water."
No evidence of dogs harassing wildife on the beach?! Here's two videos of dogs chasing shorebirds on the beach, within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary:
And, what? Most of the birds are in the water?
Mighty strange looking water in the picture below, taken at 20th Avenue beach.
For many more pictures of the incredible wildlife not in the ocean go HERE.