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Shark Week Disapointment
brokenogre - 8/21/2013 8:17 PM
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Shark week has progressively become a violence ridden bite fest year by year. It seems the Discovery Channel wants the viewing public to see sharks as violent predators that will “eat” divers… I’ve heard it from people before; they won’t dive in the ocean because of “sharks”, and how dangerous they are. I’m not kidding, I know divers that won’t dive salt water because of sharks and other fictitious man eating creatures (like the giant squid from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea). I believe this is in part due to the TV. I really honestly believe that. I intend to change all that, so I’m going to still post up the articles about sharks and their ecology; but only after I’ve interjected some good modern information along with it. I’d like our followers to understand what sharks are really, how they interact with our oceans’ ecosystems, and how we as humans are impacting their habitats. I’m not blaming Discovery Channel, most people should know that Megalodon doesn’t exist in today’s oceans. But I do believe that a chase for ratings and exciting TV is not an excuse for not placing good ecological content on the several hundred species of sharks swimming in our planets’ oceans. I think that a little education can go a long way, and that as inhabitants of this planets, it is our responsibility to be aware and proactive of its’ ecology and how our actions affect it and the animals cohabiting here with us. It is our privilege to be blessed with the great earth, and with that blessing, should responsibly care for it even though we utilise its’ many resources in our daily life.


LatitudeAdjustment - 8/27/2013 9:12 AM
One of my step daughers is a smart woman but still believed that made up Magalodon story they showed, she would probaly believe the mermaid one too and she isn’t blond.

I have a cousin whose husband has all kinds of certs but won’t dive salt water because he is afraid of sharks!