I’ve been on stealth mode for the past few months, in part because my workload doubled this year and I’ve been serving double duty at my day job. But I’ve also been working on some exciting ocean conservation work in remote locations that I’m not yet at liberty to discuss. But since I’m in . . . → Read More: 30 Meters. 70 Bull Sharks. ‘Nuff Said.
2011, Cancun Foros (http://www.cancunforos.com); Cartoon Translation: Abelardo Vara (President of Cancun Hotel Association) says you have to kill sharks to avoid exposing Caribbean tourism. Vara: “These sharks are imbeciles attacking anything that stands between them and their food.” Shark: “That's curious…. We think the same of you.” My life for the past few months . . . → Read More: Sharks, The News Cycle, And The Madness of Mobs
This video of sea lions singing about great white sharks made me smile. It’s to promote an upcoming kids educational video from Sisbro and SaveOurSeas. I foresee us all singing this at Scio12 next year… Via my dive buddy @mejessup at Cal Academy . . . → Read More: The Greeeeeaaaaaat Whiiiiiiite Shark!
Image © Bangor Daily News, courtesy of MER Assessment Corp. What’s up with cartilagenous fish and cameras? First a manta ray absconds with a $5000 dive camera. Now a Porbeagle shark bares his pearly-whites on film off the cold, murky waters off Eastport, Maine. Watch the video over on The Bangor Daily News to get . . . → Read More: Maine Diver Fends Off Shark With Camera
It’s been eight days since Miriam posted at Double XX This Wired piece on the 10 Worst Evolutionary Designs also made me want to smash some test tubes. It’s a stunningly inane list of animal adaptations that the author thinks are weird, uncontaminated by even the most basic knowledge of evolution. And the eight days . . . → Read More: Worst Evolutionary Designs? No! Brilliant Solutions to the Complexity of Nature and Constraints
This is the question that has been floating around the marine blogs this week. The complaint is that Discovery Channel “is promoting negative stereotypes about sharks at a time when we should be promoting conservation,” i.e. portraying sharks as evil, vicious mankillers. Of course, and rightly so, this has not set well with conservationists. Last . . . → Read More: Discovery Channel: Friend or Foe of Sharks?