The Oceans4Ever Summer SharkTakular is now over. I was honored to participate and I hope that Alexa and Cindy will continue this tradition in the future. In case anyone missed one, here are links to the SharkTakular posts (except for the ones I wrote, those will be resposted here in their entirety).
Phil Watson on the role of humor in conservation
Oceana Q &A with shark biologist Michelle McComb
Smithsonian Ocean Portal’s Top 5 reasons to revere, not fear, sharks
Kids caring about sharks part one
Sonja Fordham on the role of NGO’s in Shark Conservation
Richard Theiss on the conservation responsibility of filmmakers
Steve Alten on sharks in popular fiction
Kids caring about sharks part two by the Finatics
You might be interested to know, this year’s Shark Week program guide looks as horrible as usual: http://bit.ly/bS88tF
Quick rundown: The guide features the word “Attack” 11 times, “bite” 6 times and “deadly”, “scary” and “blood” 2 times each.
The words “conservation”, “endanged”, “finning”, “education” and – believe it or not — “science” aren’t featured at all.
(tweeted at http://twitter.com/skippykawakami/status/19689881020 and http://twitter.com/skippykawakami/status/19690027580 )