I’m posting this hoping that maybe someone can shed a little light on what’s going on. The local news report is pretty confusing, and raises far more questions than answers. But it appears that the reporter is being told he isn’t allowed to (a) dig more than six inches into the sand, or (b) use a video camera, on Florida beaches. But the video is rather confusing about whether the rule applies only to beaches in National Parks, or to public beaches in general, or to one or the other only in Florida. It’s also not clear if this is a temporary, BP-related rule or something broader.
I’m not sure it’s the reporter’s fault, either. The authorities in the video don’t seem particularly keen on elaboration.
It seems clear that there’s some sort of bullshit going on here. I’m just not clear from the report on the full extent and nature of the bullshit.