I wish I was making this stuff up, but my parodies are inspired by the behavior of so-called "researchers" and "shark advocates" who appear on Shark Week. Yes, they are credentialed scientists and the cameramen and hosts are familiar with sharks...which is what makes it so bad. The willingness to lie and portray situations in a false light while being fully aware of what they are doing is something I can't stomach, although most "shark fans" I know are quick to turn a blind eye when someone they know commits the crime. If that wasn't bad enough, the "research" I made fun of are actual studies.
I'm not sure what's more upsetting, that humans are so detached that we consider what should be common sense to be "amazing discoveries" or that the scientists milk our ignorance and portray these things as unprecedented science.
#SharkWeek, #sharkweek #falsescience #savingnothing #boostingcareers #fishingshows #shame #fakescientists #sellouts #craigoconnel #joeromeiro #gregskomal
Debra Canabal of Epic Diving in the WSV hoodie. Get yours!
About the Author
Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.