Day 110: 10/13/13: Five Fascinating Shark Distractions

Great white shark

Great white shark (Photo credit: 126 Club)

I got a little distracted while correcting papers:

1. Check out this video of white sharks feeding on a dead whale near Anacapa Island.

2. Make a cup of cocoa and curl up with the latest Pacific Coast breathings, attacks and other shark encounters here. 

3. Read the story of an Australian diver who survived his second shark attack in 10 years.

4. Behold gorgeous underwater images of a wily sea lion teasing a white shark near Guadalupe Island.

5. Ethics, Activism and Appetite: Read David Shiffman’s controversial “shark buffet” post on Southern Fried Science. Click here to read Shiffman’s later apology.

7/24/2013: Day 29: A Shark Miscellany

Things I would blog about if I wasn’t overwhelmed with fatigue:

1. The shark attack in Brazil captured on video

2. Reflections on a shark’s mouth being a gateway to another world (with much credit and admiration given to Joseph Campbell).

3. The complex emotions aroused in me by a shark attack

4.This line from Neil Shubin’s book “Your Inner Fish”: “Basically, we’re all modified sharks.”

5. How Shubin explains that divergent forms of the bones that support the upper and lower jaws in sharks, help us swallow and hear. The muscles and nerves that we use to talk and swallow move the gills in sharks and other fish.

6. The otherness and fear evoked by a shark attack juxtaposed with the fact that way back deep in the mystery of all things, sharks and people were sort of one

7. How a great white hijacked a whale watching expedition and how much I wish I had been onboard.

8. My action today: 8 signatures on the epic Shark Defenders petition.