Great White Lies just won a humanitarian award...Why would a shark documentary win in this category? Maybe because the lies we are told about sharks actually increases our risk by decreasing our knowledge base and ability to assess true risk? Maybe because the needless killing of sharks is indirectly killing us through the destruction of ecosystems we depend upon?
The turning radius of the great hammerhead shark is one of its many impressive features. Watch this 12 footer detect the bait a little too late on the first pass but turn so tight that her head is right back where it was only moments before.
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Witnesses around the area have told reporters that an unidentified person, believed to be Mel Ramsay, was seen torturing new born puppies shortly after killing their mothers. Authorities are encouraging people to keep their pets (and children) inside with the doors locked until Mel Ramsay has been confirmed to have left the area. We have included a video of such horrible incidents below.
Oh, on a related note. That video has nothing to do with the article and other sources report that Mel Ramsay doesn't kill puppies and may not have even been in the area
Does Wikipedia have it correct? This is the first time I've seen it written that the lamniformes order of sharks is commonly referred to as the mackerel sharks OR the white sharks. My understanding was that "white shark" was the common name for charcarodon charcarias, and that the "great" was something unofficial, such as "white pointer", "white death", etc. were also unofficial.
White Shark Video captures a face to face meeting of a white shark and a cameraman. Despite what the shark is capable of, both the camera, and the cameraman, are left completely unharmed.
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A quick look at some cool facts you may or may not already know about the white shark's teeth and how they helps us understand what it is capable of eating. Check right below for the bonus footage video.
While in southern California I decided it was a priority to be able to swim in the ocean on a regular, if not daily basis. The colder waters of my home region of the San Francisco Bay are a bit too chilly for me, thus forcing me to make a priority decision in life. If I really want to be able to comfortably swim in the ocean daily I would need to move to an area with warmer waters.
This information also indicated that white sharks didn’t stay in the bay long. But apparently they stay long enough to feed on pinnipeds from time to time as this rare and amazing video shows (it seems this was filmed on the Alcatraz Island dock during a routine tourist trip to the prison).
So if white sharks are present and interested in eating, how is it that no one has ever been bitten by a white shark while swimming in the bay? How about the annual Escape from Alcatraz swim? With that many people in the water every year it seems that the odds of at least one of them being bitten would be high.
Or is the opposite true? In Western Australia, where the current government is hell bent on hunting white sharks for the sake of “public safety”, an another group swim through waters filled with white sharks, tiger sharks, and dusky sharks, also takes place on an annual basis WITHOUT ANY INCIDENT WITH A SHARK EVER.
Is there truly safety in numbers? According to Dr. Christopher Neff, that has a large part to do with it.
But maybe there’s a more basic lesson to learn here. Perhaps instead of pursuing the death of another animal to make us safer…perhaps instead of pursuing technology in order to make us safer…
maybe we could actually adopt responsible survival behavior to increase our safety level when entering an ecosystem…you know, techniques used by every other living thing on this planet.
Laura Banks’s headline “When sharks eat people it’s time to cull” immediately made me think “When journalists intentionally lie, it’s time to fire them.” The damage articles such as the crap published by the Daily Mail UK, the Daily Telegraph, etc. is immeasurable both in terms of damage done to humans and to marine life and we will never move forward with real “beach safety” strategies when we are approaching these strategies with heads full of lies.
Sharks do bite (and occasionally kill) people...just less than anything else on the planet. And even more rarely do they consume the person they bit. In most cases in history where sharks have consumed human flesh they did so when the human was already dead. This means the shark was in scavenging mode, cleaning the ocean.
Those of us who have observed white sharks in person have been humbled by the size, power, speed, and agility of these animals. Others of us have even seen the white shark in process of killing a pinniped (seal, sea lion, elephant seal, etc.) which wakes us up to what the difference between an investigative bite and the desire to consume looks like.
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