Archive for sharks

This is what humanity’s obsession with selfies has led to…

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , on June 17, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Shark dies after a group of tourists drag it from the water to take photos – with the LIFEGUARDS joining in

  • Shocking actions were reportedly captured on video near the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 
  • Seven men dragged the shark from the surf onto the beach to take photos
  • The men and other tourists and children posed for photos as shark died 
  • Hotel said the staff involved with the incident ‘will face appropriate action’ 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3647579/Shark-dies-group-tourists-drag-water-photos.html

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Everyone wants to pretend they are living the perfect life on social media, which is why certain individuals will go to extreme lengths to capture photographs with exotic animals and marine wildlife.

This first became clear when tourists in Argentina passed a baby dolphin around so they could take selfies with it – effectively killing it in the process. Then, two idiots dragged a shark from the ocean to pose with it for pictures.

Not long after, an aggressive female made headlines when she grabbed a swan by the wing and towed it after her for the sake of a photo.

Humanity, your narcissistic tendencies are showing.

Now, news has surfaced of two fishermen, named Josh Butterwort and John Bonnitcha, deliberately nabbing not one, not two – but ten sharks during their fishing trip.

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Every year, humans kill 100 million sharks, and many are captured and slaughtered for their fins, while others are killed as a result of by-catch. This is a travesty, as sharks play a vital role maintaining balance in the ecosystem and, in effect, combating climate change. This study explains all.

Read More: http://www.trueactivist.com/again-fishermen-drag-sharks-from-ocean-to-take-photos/

Shark Whisperer: Woman Swims With Great Whites in Perfect Harmony

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , on August 5, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

This amazing woman can hold her breath for six minutes while swimming with the predators….and she truly has an outstanding gift!

Hungry sharks, dolphins, gannets and even a whale take part in a feeding frenzy of a staggering nine million sardines.

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , , , on March 28, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Wildlife photographer Michael Aw was underwater and managed to capture the spectacular feeding frenzy
Action took place in The Wild Coast, on the East coast of South Africa

There are currently 620 species of marine animals designated as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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There are currently 620 species of marine animals designated as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List. These animals are in danger of becoming extinct, and are an important reminder as to why we humans need to clean up our act and work to protect our oceans from pollution and overfishing. Because of our destructive ways, there are innumerable others inhabiting the oceans that are quickly on their way to joining these 620 species, threatened with extinction. We’ve compiled 13 of the many beautiful, amazing, and awesome ocean animals that are in trouble.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/30/13-endangered-animals-of_n_513650.html?utm_hp_ref=climate-change#s75962&title=Hawksbill_Turtle

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A diver in the Caribbean balanced a vertical 10-foot shark thanks to her unusual ability to put it into a trance.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 22, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

Farewell to Sharks Because of Mass Slaughtering (And Yes, That’s a Bad Thing) By Bryan Walsh / Sharks are not True Killers, We are!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


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http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2081466,00.html?hpt=hp_c2

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Steven Spielberg has a lot to answer for — most recently the senses-shattering Transformers: Dark of the Moon, for which the Hollywood great somehow served as an executive producer — but his greatest sin may have been the damage he did to the public image of sharks. His 1975 megahit Jaws didn’t just usher in the era of the summer Hollywood blockbuster; it indelibly imprinted the concept of the shark as killer, as the enemy of man. (And John Williams, who wrote that chilling theme music: you’re not blameless either.) People who had never so much as waded in the ocean became convinced that sharks were a menace, better off dead. As a kid paddling in the New Jersey surf — where I was probably more likely to encounter medical waste than any shark — I know that’s how I felt.

In reality, unlike in the movies, unprovoked shark attacks are extremely rare, and fatal ones even more so. According to the International Shark Attack File, just six people worldwide were killed by sharks last year. But human beings haven’t returned the favor. Each year, fishermen kill as many as 73 million sharks, usually cutting off their fins — which are valued for shark-fin soup, a popular dish in Asia — before tossing the bloody carcasses overboard. Tens of millions of other sharks likely die each year accidentally because of fishing gear set for other species. As a result, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that as many as a third of all shark species are threatened or near threatened with extinction, including the great white. Sharks aren’t the true killers — we are.


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Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2081466,00.html#ixzz1RLbooPzd