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Aug 29, 2012


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This is not a white shark. It's a mako.

Bruce Williams

Imagine that ... "The passengers were freaking out."

It's the same story the world over. Sharks (live ones) are an amazing tourist draw, each animal being worth millions over its (long) lifetime. Once they're hauled out of their realm and killed for finning or "sport" fishing, it's all over. But then, this little white has time on its side where "sport" fishing is concerned, because they only want to take the big, mature, breeding animals, the ones who could help to rescue the species. They winch them up, grin stupidly at the camera, get their name in the paper (or here), then walk away, oblivious to the fact that they've driven another nail into the specie's coffin.

Patric Douglas


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