Press play...part 1 of my “if sharks could speak” if they knew what humans were doing to their populations...#speakupforsharks#helpsavesharks#savetheocean please repost photo i took years ago of a beautiful #greatwhiteshark i hope is still alive 💙 #savingjawsmovie#savingjaws#oceanramsey#sharkspeaking#ifsharkscouldspeak#truth#reality#apexpredatornotmonster#oneocean#oneoceanglobalambassador#oneoceandiving 💙🦈💙 my shark would say “i know i look scary but there’s a lot more to me than meets the eye and if you got to know more about me and you might even like me. my job is to keep the ocean healthy by preventing disease from spreading and keeping lower trophic level populations in balance. i pick off the week wounded injured sick dead and dying. unfortunately my kind is being brought to the point of extinction we are being killed by humans at a rate of almost 100 million sharks every year, that averages out to 2 to 3 sharks being killed every single second, that is not a sustainable number. we are mostly killed in very cruel ways with our fins being cut off while we are still alive just to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup a status symbol bowl of soup that is not even nutritious, its toxic, like our meat, its bad for your health to eat shark. we are also being killed just for sport for shark fishing or just because people think we are monsters or we are wastefully caught in nets. many people don’t care about us because they’re afraid of us because we are so misportrayed in the media and we can’t speak up for ourselves. less than 10 people a year die from a shark bite it’s very rare that we ever make a mistake despite the fact that humans dress up looking like seals and acting like injured marine animals. please help us before it’s too late before we are all gone because the rest of the ocean relies on us and all humans rely on the ocean for the air they breathe and i am a part of that life cycle. please help me, please repost this and help save the last of my kind”
Happy world ocean day! we only have one planet and its covered mostly by the the ocean which creates the environment as we know it. all human life relies on the ocean for the oxygen to breathe, and the majority rely on it for their primary nutritional or income source. take care of the ocean that is slowly filling up with plastic by taking a “ocean day pledge” to stop using single use plastics. 🌊reuse everything you can 🌊reduce consumption by making conscious consumer choices
🌊know the impacts of your choices and choose not to support destructive fishing practices
🌊leave the world a better place than you found it, daily by picking up debris, and in the long run by making conservation a lifestyle rather than a one time choice. 🌊get involved: speak to kids, donate time or talents to a local beach or park clean up, organize or support local or international campaigns. 🌊speak up: make your voice count and be heard in politics, legislation, or even within your community. help educate others on the importance of respecting and protecting the natural world. 🌊💡what are your ideas and suggestions? love the community involvement, comment below.
reef and beach clean up this saturday at kahe point-electric beach. give aways from @oneoceandesigns@clarklittle@keiko_conservation@naturezwayofficial@stillsane@xcelwetsuits@cressi1946@albabotanica@ecoceanic@7seasrope@guayaki & more! want to help? #savetheocean email firstname.lastname@example.org
1st 🌊photo by me. other photos by @juansharks ❤️ wetsuits by @xcelwetsuits@xcelwomens ⭐️see @oneoceanconservation for details
Not sure if he🐧 was checking out my goosebumps ❄️ or my @xcelwetsuits#whalesharkbikini like the #whaleshark, the #africanpenguin is sadly now an endangered species. over the last few weeks i’ve been #working#filming with @theapexexpedition exploring the southern coast of africa search for #greatwhitesharks and discussing potential reasons for their very apparent decline. in the entire time actively searching well known hot spots and exploring new ones we saw only two #greatwhiteshark the nets in the region and internationally, long line fishing, decline in the fish stocks, and even orca have all been suspect. with the sea lion populations booming it seems there is an apparent in-balance. we were also lucky enough to encountered pods of dolphin, right whales, cormorants, and even learned about elephants🐘❤️. south africa is beautiful but their shark populations are reportedly the lowest ever from local operations. there are local companies like #marinedynamics doing what they can in #research and #conservation & people dedicated to building shelters to help the penguins out but the nets do k**l sharks & other marine life every year. last week another
humpback whale was entangled in australia but the government will not remove all the nets despite the uproar over another whale being caught. i cannot begin to wrap my head around why governments keep nets in place when they decimate “marine resources.” their argument is that they protect human life by killing sharks but sharks are rarely a cause of death (less than 10 fatalities worldwide) wouldn’t it be wiser to use funding to stopping drownings and d***k drivers who k**l far more people? ultimately nets are not even effective and there are better alternatives like modifying your behavior to consider light, your depth profile, proximity’s to shore and other animals and human fishing & dumping activity , your movements, and even things like painting giant eyes on the underside of your surfboard can help deter an adverse interactions. electronic deterrents are showing promise too. photos by @juansharks@emma_casagrande and whale net photos by unknown.
Walking next to #elephants the last two days and getting to know this small herd of #rescue elephants as individuals has been amazing. we sleep overlooking where they sleep and watch and learn their movements and behaviors and i am absolutely geeking out on observing their social behavior. this is the matriarch of the herd, #sallytheelephant she’s 29 years old and the sweetest giant. the closest thing they remind me of is #whales . given i am unfamiliar with elephant behaviors i’ve been much more cautious around them than i am around whales who i feel immensely comfortable with. the rescue center has a highly trained staff who are happy to answer questions non stop ❤️each field guide is sensitive to each individual elephant, it’s movements, and what happens when certain individuals approach other specific individuals. we spend the day out mingling right between them so we are adapting to the changing social dynamic which reminds me so much of what my team and i do with the shark research and interaction program back home in #hawaii@oneoceandiving i really appreciate the sensitivity they have to each individual and the dynamic of the group. the staff talk to the elephants when they need to (with their voice and body position) and factor in their eye sight and natural behavior. i am really appreciating learning the unique and subtle differences of such a large species. respecting the similarities between walking beside elephants and my human-shark research and interaction program swimming along side something large and powerful enough to instantly k**l you but intelligent enough not to so long as you adapt your behavior and treat them with the respect they deserve. sadly elephants are killed only for their tusks, the way sharks are killed only for their fins. help put a stop to slaughter by voting and petitioning against the ivory and shark fin trade wherever you are in the world. even if your country or state doesn’t have sharks or elephants they might be like the #stateofgeorgia that imports and exports. #bansharkfinsoup#banivory#saveelephants#helpsavesharks#sallyandco#kep#africa@theapexexpedition photo by my #❤️🦈🐘 @juansharks#oliphant