A sandbar shark cruises through an underwater rainfall of death...These dead animals were dumped overboard by a shrimping vessel while I was scuba diving last summer in the Bahamas. Among the animals kept on board the shrimping vessel so no one would see them were turtles, dolphins and sharks. Shrimp bycatch ratio estimates range from 3:1 to 15:1, the first number being the non targeted animals (bycatch) and 1 being the shrimp. I must admit I enjoyed eating shrimp, but having the dead bodies of animals fall on me that were caught so you and I can enjoy an "all you can eat buffet" of shrimp made the statistics a reality. Change starts with an individual choice. That individual's choice affects others. Soon an individual turns into thousands. That multiplication leads to economic pressure on an industry and that pressure leads to change. Live every day as an example of what can be done for change.
Debra Canabal of Epic Diving in the WSV hoodie. Get yours!
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.