Sharks need hugs too

RIP Rob Stewart.

Sad news today as it is confirmed that Rob Stewart died while diving, filming for his next film in Florida. What a beautiful human being he was. We need more people in the world like Rob. If you have never watched his films you are missing out. Here’s my review of Sharkwater, this film deeply affected me and really changed the way I thought about sharks and opened my eyes to the danger they face. What a legacy to leave behind, RIP Rob x

Surf, Sea & Shenanigans

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This week is Shark week on the Discovery Channel and while there are some good quality fact based programmes a lot of them are fictitious nonsense with titles such as , Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives, Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine, and Megaladon: The New Evidence. These programmes portray sharks as evil, calculated killing machines which we know just isn’t true. This coupled with the ingrained theme tune to Jaws that a generation of 70’s and 80’s kids like myself have on standby to scare themselves whilst in the sea does little for the sharks reputation. Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel Jaws and the iconic art work that accompanied the film has placed sharks firmly in our subconscious as premeditated man eaters that should be hunted down, killed and feared.

The truth is sharks are in real danger, from us . Sharks kill 5 people a year and we kill 8000 per…

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