White Shark Video is thrilled to announce that Dan Abbott of Blackgill Media and Ollie Putnam of Sharkservation are lending their filming expertise and shark knowledge to the production effort of 'Monsters'. The help is more than welcome and I couldn't be happier to have like-minded individuals on board.
This help is born of passion and not only are they volunteering their time, they are fitting the bill for their trip to South Africa All donations from this point on (until we depart on the trip) will go to repay these individuals for their willingness putting love of a cause over money.
It's time to cull the cowards.
Simple minds. Is it basic stupidity or is it a general lack of morality they have in common more? They certainly share a vast array of pathetic traits.
The bloodthirsty who seek the of killing random animals thinking to teach others of that animal’s kind a lesson in revenge. They who react with panic and fear rather than reason and calculation. The same who feel a sense of entitlement to do as they wish at any time without any consequence. The same who reap the joys of nature while paying her no respect. These are the same who steal, who act as journalists while committing copyright infringement, who mislead their readers with false information, who let frightened little boys call for “an icing of a few” sharks because a fish was brazen enough to leap from the water.
The site of one shark in its realm while surrounded by 20 visitors is an act of war according to these minds. Apparently nature must remain out of site at all times. How dare a shark show itself?! After all, the 20 humans belonged there, not the shark, right? Someone forgot to get a memo to the shark that it was required to move on within a designated amount of time. Apparently that amount of time is designated by the genius writers at BeachGrit since they reminded us repeatedly like scared little girls that the shark stayed in the area “for hours”. What a monster!
Hiding from humans is easier said than done when we expand without pause, invading every last bit of land and water that remains for anything that isn’t us to hide in. As the sighting of one shark is seeing one too many.
The simple minded claim that shark numbers pose a threat even as shark numbers plummet lower than they’ve been in history. But sure, killing a few more is what we need.
The simple minded resort to violence immediately to solve problems.
The simple minded succumb to fear rather than showing courage.
The simple minded seek revenge where there is no revenge to be had.
The simple minded who think they can “show who’s boss” to animals that are migrating…who try to remove animals that don’t even live in the area they are “being removed from”.
So I finally see the similarities. Pro cullers are simple minded cowards. It’s a shame that they are allowed to enjoy the ocean at all, much less have their cowardly voices heard. Perhaps a few of them need to be iced to silence the stupidity they spread.
For those of you who still have some respect for the ocean, enjoy this video I shot of a white shark jumping for the pure purpose of the fact that it can. Or as Derek might say, it was obviously trying to get in the boat to eat all of us.
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.