Great Barracuda - Sphyraena barracuda

Great Barracuda - Sphyraena barracuda

October 22, 2010


This is a very thorough documentary about Andros Island, it's people, culture, economy, environment and how each is inextricably intertwined. When you have about an hour, please watch. It's worth the time!

October 20, 2010

Responsible shark fishing

Watch toward the end. The fisherman just sits, in amazement, not knowing what to do next. THAT is awe.

October 17, 2010

Save Our Sharks

Save Our Sharks from Save Our Seas Foundation on Vimeo.

WARNING: This video contains graphic and disturbing images of sharks being killed for thier fins.
Confession: I had to hit 'pause' after the first cut into a blue shark. I don't yet have the stomach to witness such wasteful brutality. But by sharing this video here, I hope to help affect change in the ways sharks are viewed - if even in the tiniest way.

October 15, 2010

Oyster Restoration

Photo credit: Steve Early

Chesapeake Bay is an enormous body of water, with a huge watershed. For generations, it has supported the lives and industries of oystermen and fishermen - both sport and commercial.
The Bay has suffered greatly as a result of decades of pollution and over-harvesting. The oysters formed large reefs that were the foundation of complex ecosystems. The reefs not only filtered pollutants out of the incoming and outgoing water, but they also provided habitat for native plants and animals. The reefs are now largely gone.
However, restoration programs have taken a firm footing, and folks are now acutely aware that restoration of the oysters is key to restoration of the Bay. And, it can recover...
Here are some links to Bay programs, and one where you can 'adopt' a reef!

October 8, 2010

God Bless John Lennon

John Lennon would have turned seventy years old today, if he had survived. The world was a better place with him in it. Thankfully, he left an everlasting legacy. Imagine.

October 4, 2010

Sharks versus Everything Else

The numbers don't lie. The chances of being injured by a shark are very low. The chances of being killed by those injuries are also low. The Florida Museum of Natural History keeps track of the numbers of shark-related injuries as compared to other injuries humans suffer. Did you know you have a higher chance of being killed by SAND than a shark?
Check it out: