08 March 2013 @ 12:12 pm
Media sharks  

It occurs to me that a peaceful shark migration, dominated by species not generally associated with attacks on humans, could be a feel-good sort of wildlife biology story. Humans detect migrating sharks, sensibly put out the word so other humans can get out of their way, and the sharks successfully migrate, as they do every year, in spite of this year’s migration being a little later that expected.

Instead of the deadly-dangerous-sharks-swarm-Florida-beaches story I saw on TV at the gym this morning and continue to see through other online news sources.

How about more coverage of the migration itself instead? As a Southwesterner I didn’t know until now that the Florida coast had such a massive and regular migration of blacktip and spinner sharks. Sounds pretty awesome, actually.

Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on sharing the water with sharks.

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