Thu, 11 July 2019
In 2018, there were 27 reported shark incidences that resulted in a shark bite in the US Atlantic Ocean and only 4 in the US Pacific Ocean (3 in Hawaii). Why is there such a difference in shark bites between the two Oceans? Take a listen to find out.
Do you worry about shark bites when you go in the water? Share your thought in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakuoforblue.com/group.
Want to be more eco-friendly? Buy certified eco-friendly products from our affiliate partner the Grove Collaborative: http://www.speakupforblue.com/goocean.
Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.
Direct download: SUFB_S831_MoreSharkAttacksInAtlanticThanInPacific.mp3
Category:shark attack -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
Tue, 18 September 2018
A student was bitten by a shark in the shallow waters off a popular beach in Cape Cod. The student, from Brazil, was boogie boarding with his girlfriend's brother when the shark bit him. He lost his leg and later died of his wounds at the hospital. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this tragic time.
During this episode, I comment on the way the news depicts the event and go over how to avoid get bitten.
Enjoy the Podcast!!!
Do you have any tips on how you can avoid a shark bite that I didn't cover here? Let me know in the Facebook Group.
Join the Patreon Community to help support the podcast and the mission I am trying to build to help you live for a better Ocean.
Direct download: SUFB_S570_BrazilianStudentKilledAfternSharkBiteOffCapeCod.mp3
Category:shark attack -- posted at: 4:00pm EST
Wed, 8 June 2016
The Australian Government once again overreacted to a shark bite incident last week after a surfer was bitten by a Great White Shark and later died from his injuries. The father of the surfer made a statement to the press expressing his disatisfaction with the choice of the government to cull (hunt) Great White Sharks and other large sharks as he said his son, Ben, would not want any shark killed due to him.
I decided to do a quick search for science literature to find any articles on the ideas that sharks can be "rogue", i.e. once a shark bites a human that it would bite another human again. That would justify the killing of a shark. Only problem is:
During this episode of the podcast, I describe how the idea of a rogue shark came to be and how it inspired the novel and movie "Jaws", which has perpetuated human fear of sharks.
10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf