Choosing Education over Fear
Imagine if the media put as much effort into educating the public as it does instilling fear and inciting drama. Please don't fool yourselves that journalists have your best interests in mind. They are feeding off human tragedy to manipulate emotions of other humans who tune in to hear about that tragedy. What if even a small portion of the broadcast was used to teach people methods of self-preservation? How about just an information bar at the bottom showing apps, websites, and phone numbers where they can check the safety conditions of beaches? What about the fact that a surfing competition was scheduled during a natural ocean feeding event? People will be angry at the money lost for canceling or postponing such an event, which again villainizes sharks, but perhaps we should instead look at the fact that recreational activity (in this case designed to generate the almighty dollar) was placed in the middle of a very bad time to enter the ocean. Fair warning, those of you who seek death as the first option over seeking means of coexistence will not like this video. Shark videos without the hype of shark fear. If you can suffer through not having your emotions manipulated by typical shark production drama, stick around and you might learn something on this channel! Footage Andy Dellios, Skyler Thomas, Walter Bernardis, 7News Perth
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About the Author
Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.