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Confessions of a Lionfish Killer

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Confessions of a Lionfish Killer

Since my homecoming to the Caribbean, I’ve found myself experiencing an inner conflict whenever I see a lionfish. On one hand, I feel a responsibility as an able conservation partner to help control an invasive species that is so destructive; on the other hand I feel for the lionfish. The malice is gone and all that is left is grief knowing such a stunning example of nature is in such a terrible position thanks to the ignorance of humans.

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Sharktruth Part 3: Sharks...Man's Real Best Friend & 5 Ways to Be Theirs

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Sharktruth Part 3: Sharks...Man's Real Best Friend & 5 Ways to Be Theirs

I love something misrepresented, misunderstood and generally misconceived. Of all the things I’ve seen in the water, sharks are the most graceful, discerning, and beautiful. They radiate finesse, power and restraint. They are living fossils, inhabiting Earth for longer than trees have been around, and have changed little since the dawn of their existence. They have supernatural abilities, 7 senses to our 5, arguably more common sense than us and undeniably serve a more positive and important role in the environment than we do.

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Shark Truth Part 1: Dive with Sharks...the Safest Thing You'll Do All Day

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Shark Truth Part 1: Dive with Sharks...the Safest Thing You'll Do All Day

Ask anyone what they are afraid of when they enter the ocean, and thanks to Steven Spielberg and Discovery Channel, many people have the same answer… sharks. Now ask someone who has been in the water with sharks what they would most like to see when they enter the ocean, and I can assure you many, maybe 9/10 of them, will have the same answer… sharks. So what’s the deal with the disparity?

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