A little fun today reviewing movies from a "sharky" perspective.
In a special edition of Shark Minutes, Skyler Thomas reviews Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Why would a shark channel review a dinosaur movie? Well, for fun, but mainly because what's wrong with the Jurassic Park series is the same as what's wrong with shark movies; They all depict that nature is out to get us. In this video we reflect upon Fallen Kingdom, Jurassic World, Jurassic Park, The Meg, The Shallows, 47 Meters Down, Indianapolis: Men of Courage, JAWS, and Deep Blue Sea.
Yes, it's logical to argue that it's "just Hollywood" and shouldn't be taken too seriously, but let's also keep in mind that the movie JAWS is often blamed for the perception of and slaughter of sharks. AS each generation of human spends less and less time outdoors or interacting with the natural world it is reasonable to assume that a little bit of Hollywood's negative portrayal of predators is imprinted on the same people's minds.
1. Number one in the countdown - Dinosaurs take a break from fleeing from an exploding volcano to stop and eat people and each other. Naturally.
Here are a few of the more ridiculous moments:
1. Fallen Kingdom: Dinosaurs fleeing from lava and volcanic explosions take the time to stop and try to eat people rather than continue to safety.
2. Jurassic Park: T-Rex, upon being free of his pen, decides to try and eat anything that moves rather than enjoy freedom and escape further into the island.
3. Jurassic World: The pterodactyls break loose from their giant bird cage and their first stop is to go kill people rather than fly far away.
4. The Shallows: A massive white shark is obsessed with eating a skinny woman even though it has a whale carcass available for round-the-clock feeding.
5. JAWS: A 25 foot white shark decides to focus its attention on eating people instead of whatever it was eating to get that big in the first place.
6. 47 Meters Down. A collection of all the biggest white sharks ever gather in one place to desperately try to break into a steel cage in order to eat two girls, rather than look for food elsewhere in the ocean.
7. Indianapolis: Sharks are so anxious to kill people that they ignore explosions, fire, oil, and general chaos in order to eat people. They then seek out the living survivors of the sunk ship rather than focusing on the corpses.
8. Deep Blue Sea: A giant mako shark, genetically modified to be super intelligent, makes a plan to escape from its enclosure. But when freedom is finally in reach, it turns around because it just can't resist killing one more person.
9. The Meg - The biggest shark to ever exist decides to focus its attention on tiny prey, like humans.
Have you ever asked yourself why JAWS did what it did to sharks, but Cujo didn't negatively affect dogs? Maybe the movie was just that good. Or maybe it's because we are unfamiliar with sharks, thus we fear what we don't know and our imaginations can get the best of us (with a little urging from Hollywood).
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Shark Minutes! 5 facts about hammerhead sharks in 60 seconds. I want to give a shout to Dr. Erich Ritter, who's podcast reminded me of how amazing hammerhead sharks are. These casts are packed with information and refreshingly honest. I had never heard that the pectoral fin size is related to the cephalofoil size so that's a new one for me ( and I hope Erich is right about it, ha, ha).
OK, here we go!
1. The broad head expands the range of downward-facing ampulae of Lorenzini, aiding the shark in finding prey hidden on the ocean floor.
2. Hammerhead sharks have a 360-degree field of view!! I can't imagine processing that information.
3. The hammerhead shark has the tightest turning radius of sharks, likely assisted by the hammer (cephalofoil).
4. Pectoral fin size is related to cephalofoil size.
5. Hammerhead sharks have a relatively small mouth, which could be a disadvantage when taking down prey, but again, the foil helps make up for this since the hammerhead shark uses it to pin prey down.
There are several species of hammerhead shark; the ones featured in this video are great hammerheads, filmed by Skyler Thomas in the Bahamas.
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.