Happy Monday guys! As most of you know, our family is filled with animal and ocean activists. So you can imagine how excited we are to team up with some fellow soflo locals this month to help further our mission!! Here are some words from our new friends @floridasharkdiving 💙🦈🌊 .
It seems every summer a new Hollywood movie is released about a shark terrorizing a seaside town or some unlucky surfers and or divers. Last summer we had '48 Meters Down' the summer before that we had 'The Shallows' and on and on it goes. This summer we have 'Meg' a movie about an extinct Megalodon Shark eating people like popcorn. There is no doubt these movies have a very negative impact on sharks and their very survival. It is widely known and accepted that 'Jaws' for example was the catalyst for the world starting to hate and be scared of sharks, leaving people wanting an ocean empty of sharks rather then an ocean full of them. This kind of negative, untrue, and made up horror stories of sharks brought to the masses directly affects the world view of sharks for the worst. Sharks are often depicted in these movies as blood thirsty killers, which for those of us that know the truth about sharks know this is entirely untrue. Sharks are cautious, calculating, and vitally important animals to the health of our oceans and in turn the world. We ourselves have seen a massive shift in how people view sharks these days, the trend seems to have moved more towards people wanting to see sharks alive rather then go out and kill a shark. Of course there are plenty of people that still live by the old slogan "a good shark is a dead shark" and that is why it is important people speak out and let the truth be known to as many people as possible when it comes to these fictional movies that they do not show the true nature of sharks or explain why they are so important to the oceans we depend on. If sharks are going to survive in these modern times people need to turn the conversation towards positive shark influences and away from hyped up false media content!" 💙🦈💙