Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Carcharadon carcharias

That, right there, is an extreme close-up of arguably the largest known predatory fish, the Great White Shark.

These animals, unlike the bloodthirsty monsters portrayed in horror films, are intelligent, cautious creatures. Moreover, they most certainly are not the most dangerous things on the ocean. Not by a long shot.

People take that title without argument.

Any way, these animals need your help. If you live near a coast, (Cindy Lou, Kristen, Jeremy) you ought to find a local conservation charity that you can either donate your time, money or both to.

We kill 100 million sharks every year. Sharks kill around ten of us a year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They are awesome. Read about the one that keeps getting spotted here in Avila Beach. He/She's had a few people meals as of late so I won't swim there anymore...but I do thing they are fabulous creatures.