6 SEPTEMBER. GUATEMALA

I have just come back from my honeymoon in Guatemala (a fantastic time) and have a couple of couple of anomalies there to report. The first is the massive decline in fishing hauls on the Pacific coast this year, a fact which fisherman blame on the anomalously cool waters. The second is a significantly smaller amount of rain falling in the currently building wet season. While this was pleasurable for honeymooners, locals are concerned for the replenishment of above and ground water supplies for the typically grueling dry season ahead. I hasten to note that the source of this information is local newspaper reports and essentially 'word on the street' from locals.-- Andrew Oliphan <oliphana@geog.canterbury.ac.nz>, presently at <nicole@lclark.edu>

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