Farallon Feud 

When scientists at the national marine sanctuary tried to kill Lawrence Groth's ecotourism business, the captain bit back. That's when things really got mean.

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Gruber, who believes any act of studying an animal will alter its behavior, says he wouldn't expect Anderson's techniques to cause undue harm. Eckert points out, however, that it is impossible to know the impacts of an approach without studying it. Too much interaction may invalidate the data, he says, and regardless of the benefits, any study that harms the animals should be abandoned.

Certainly, in a remote area with a limited population such as the Farallones, many scientists agree that there isn't room for both research and tourism. But until things are sorted out officially, the feuding parties will be left to their own devices. -- J.R.

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