Hat tip to Reddit
Hat tip to Reddit
In midsummer 2009, under the intense Mexican sun, a whale shark, MXA-182, arrived at Holbox. He is injured. A nasty cut nearly severs his right pectoral fin. His fin eventually heals, but a hole completely through his fin still persists. The hole’s shape earns MXA-182 the nickname of Keyhole. In 2009, Keyhole is at Holbox . . . → Read More: Sharks and lasers, not just for entertainment!
With Mardi Gras recently passing, I was privileged to partake of a King Cake graciously offered by a coworker. Originally European in tradition, the riche brioche-style cake is now also popular along the Gulf coast. King Cakes are recognizable from nearly 3 miles away by the patches of green, purple, and gold sugar that top . . . → Read More: What’s In Your Stomach?
Field Museum scientist Josh Drew recently brought to my attention a new and unusual paper describing a world first. The manuscript by Randy Honebrink and co-authors in Pacific Science describes the first documented attack on a living human by a cookiecutter shark, Isistius sp., and it’s quite an eye-opener. Cookiecutters are relatively tiny sharks . . . → Read More: The real cookie monster
If you’ve been out of touch for a while lately and haven’t immediately grokked what this post is about from the title, it concerns a surprising recent find by a Mexican fisherman of a very special little shark. Enrique Lucero León was fishing in the Gulf of California and caught himself a pregnant dusky shark. . . . → Read More: Why cyclops shark grabs at our imagination
The Snickers and PETA billboard folks could learn a thing or two from this ad:
@SfriedScientist brought to my attention on twitter PETA’s new campaign, saying PETA is “now only concerned with the ethical treatment of *some* animals, vilifies sharks”. Indeed, their new campaign is wrong on so many levels. The ad in question is below: The backstory makes it incredibly insensitive and horrific as well, as Toni Whitt explains: . . . → Read More: PETA, Still Consistent in Being Idiots
Came across this in a youtube search for something unrelated (I swear distraction is built into the YT search algorithm), but it reminded me of a blog post from back in the day by one of favorite bloggers, Kelsey at From Mauka to Makai, who wrote more generally about sibling rivalry but illustrated this . . . → Read More: Shark Siblingicide
Below is a highlights video of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s special Shark Bait in which he does his part to root out shark finning and trace it back to the fishermen who are tryign to make a living this way. You can watch the entire program at Thaicodfish’s Youtube channel, but this reel below really . . . → Read More: Shark Bait: Gordon Ramsay Helps Expose Shark Finning
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