So, out of the five or so people I’ve told, none have heard about the new shark conservation documentary.
Extinction Soup, projected to come out in June 2014, will expose the cruelties behind the shark fin trade and the foreseeable dangers it brings to the world if the practice continues.
They currently have ten days left to raise the last $5000 of the $30000 budget they need. You can donate here… With the success Blackfish had, there’s a large chance that this film can have a similar effect- swaying minds, changing personal choices, and directly benefitting the cause.
As fearsome as sharks can be to the general public, we have to remember that they’re keystone species in keeping the ocean healthy. They’re also living creatures and we’re essentially hosting the mass murder of them for the use of less than 2% of their body. It’s almost comparable to the rhino horn trade- a desired commodity with no proved benefits but fetches a high dollar… But since they’re sharks, it encompasses a broader range of species and therefore, has less regulation. Do we really want to kill off a predator that’s successfully roamed the ocean for 400 million years? All in the name of showing off your wealth and status?
This is what happens when you bring a box of corgi puppies to a college apartment… (x)
Sally Lightfoot Crab-Grapsus grapsus is a typically shaped crab, with five pairs of legs, the front two bearing small, blocky, symmetrical chelae. The other legs are broad and flat, with only the tips touching the substrate. The crab’s round, flat carapace is slightly longer than 8 centimetres (3.1 in). Young G. grapsus are black or dark brown in colour and are camouflaged well on the black lava coasts of volcanic islands. Adults are quite variable in colour; some are muted brownish-red, some mottled or spotted brown, pink, or yellow. (sources 1,2)