How do we survive the moments when we unintentionally enter the food chain? Inspired by interviews with Chris Fallows, Andrew Fox, Alessandro de Maddalena, Neil Hammerschlag, and more, host Skyler Thomas looks at possible explanations for our survival.
This video was originally made as an episode for Animal Bytes TV in 2014. Although not my best work, the topic of content is worth watching. Alessandro de Maddalena provided many amazing predation photos to assist the video.
#andrewfox #neilhammerschlag, #chrisfallows, #skylerthomas
A playful and curious boxer tries to interact with nurse sharks in French Polynesia.
Sorry for the BS headline - just pretending to be the Daily Mail, or The Telegraph, or a Shark Week episode.
I had to remove the audio because whatever song was playing on the beach radio flagged the copyright content monitor.
Rogue sharks, or as Shark Week refers to them, "Great White Serial Killers" (thanks again for all you do for sharks, Shark Week, barf) are sharks that have supposedly developed a taste for humans and intentionally target us. It just so happens that I met and interviewed someone in South Africa who witnessed one of the rare occurrences of a white shark consuming a human. That particular area, Fish Hoek, has had two apparent consumptions. Does this mean there's a rogue shark in those waters? Several years after that interview I asked Dr. Christpher Neff about his work on the "rogue shark theory."
What's wrong with the phrase shark attack? After all, the term is used so commonly that even scientists and shark advocates use it. Dr. Christopher Neff helps explain how using the phrase is damaging for both sharks and people.
Watch the full one hour interview at whitesharkvideo.com/chrisneff
#sharks #sharkattack #sharkbite #sharkpresence #sharkthreat #sharkencounter #sharksighting #chistopherneff #skylerthomas #whitesharkvideo #greatwhitelies #wsv #sharkcull #mediahype
This is an extended scene from Great White Lies featuring Dr. Christopher Neff. For the sake of pacing I cut all my interviews heavily, but All of Dr. Neff's words are worth hearing so I am rolling out his entire interview to the public over the next several days.
In this segment we are discussing his early research regarding Western Australia's reactions to shark bites and basically predicted Colin Barnett's shark cull. He then goes on to explain how killing sharks is a political platform, whether it makes people safer or not. Perhaps most disturbing is that manipulating the public rather than educating them puts them at even greater risk.
While Dr. Neff's interview was brilliant, I'm afraid my filming wasn't. I wasn't sitting behind the camera and the autofocus was failed, but please try to ignore that and focus instead on his message. #greatwhitelies #predictingthesharkcull #sharkcull #nosharkcull #sharknets It's like Shark Week...except it's good for sharks.
Nothing spectacular here, just a fun and unexpected encounter with a large group of baby great white sharks.
Oops, I mean leopard sharks. :)
Wolf Bear and Skyler decided to share a little info about these sharks, even if they aren't great whites.
Active-swimming predators, groups of leopard sharks often follow the tide onto intertidal mudflats to forage for food, mainly clams, spoon worms, crabs, shrimp, bony fish, and fish eggs.
The leopard shark occurs in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean, from the temperate continental waters of Coos Bay, Oregon to the tropical waters of Mazatlán, Mexico, including the Gulf of California. It favors muddy or sandy flats within enclosed bays and estuaries, and may also be encountered near kelp beds and rocky reefs, or along the open coast.
There are a few sharks that use the word "leopard" in their title. The leopard shark featured in this video is found on the Pacific coast of North America.
zebra / leopard (Stegostoma fasciatum) Australia / Asia
leopard catfish (Poroderma pantherinum) South Africa
leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) Pacific North America
Footage shot by Skyler Thomas for White Shark Video unless otherwise stated. Stock footage licensing is available at www.whitesharkvideo.com/footage
Dogs and sharks!
Un perro se encuentra con docenas de tiburones
#dogsandsharks #paddleboarding #paddleboardingwithsharks #leopardshark #skylerthomas
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!
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.