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Sharkwater: A Much Needed Perspective (Video)

sharkWe’ve given quite a bit of coverage on 5ones to the abnormal year it’s been for shark encounters around the world. While writing these posts I always worry about possibly perpetuating any of the myths and fears that so many have when it comes to these magnificent animals. I hope that’s not the case; it’s just been the unusual nature of a lot of these incidents that have made them particularly interesting this year.

With that, I want to pass along a recommendation from the OceansWavesBeaches blog to check out the thrilling, award-winning documentary Sharkwater.

If you have yet to see the film, it’s definitely one you’ll want to put on your list. Filmmaker Rob Stewart started the project off with the intention of showing an interaction with sharks that has never been seen before. He ended up with a film chronicling his battles with long-lining fishers who are slaughtering sharks by the thousands for the sole purpose of harvesting their fins. The gruesome, horrific practice of shark-finning is still being used all over the world. It makes you wonder how much greater the outrage would be if Grizzly Bears or Tigers were having their limbs sliced off while still alive and then simply left to bleed out and die by the thousands.

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Posted by Shaun on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 in Surfing.


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2 Responses to “Sharkwater: A Much Needed Perspective (Video)”

  • Benny Says:

    Someone should cut the arms and legs off of those fisherman and throw their asses in the water.
    What a tragedy…

  • Nathan Says:

    I don’t know bro, I kind of wish they would bring those fishermen over to Smyrna so I wouldn’t have to worry about getting bitten every time I want to surf. 23 attacks this year, are you f***in’ kidding me-

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