How to Kiss a Shark

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A really inspiring video here of a diver who dives with, and hugs and kisses, Caribbean reef sharks.

I just love this video because it shows how gentle sharks are.  Look into this shark’s eyes and tell me that JAWS portrayed an accurate depiction of sharks.  Or the shark porn we see every August during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week for that matter.

A few more numbers to think about:

You’re 50,000 times more likely to be killed in a car accident than by a shark.

Jellyfish annually kills more people than sharks, and more people are struck by lightning each year than attacked by sharks.

And my favourite stat of all…there was a year recently when more people were killed by soda machines than by sharks.

Unfortunately there’s a much more gruesome stat that really bothers me.  Every year, humans kill on average 100 million sharks.  Many of them are shark-finned – their fins hacked off and thrown still living back into the ocean to die a slow and excruciating death.

Some shark species have been decimated by 90% in the past 20 years.

I encourage you to think about that when you watch this video and look into this shark’s peaceful eyes.

We need to help sharks.  Click here to learn how.

By | 2011-02-16T21:30:19+00:00 February 16th, 2011|Inspiring, Shark Diving|0 Comments

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Steve Hutchings is an extreme sports blogger and adventure traveller with too much time on his hands. He loves shark diving and EDM/trance music. Also, he checks the stock market every 15 minutes.

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