Two shark attacks at the same beach within a few hours of each other. What’s going on? Why is this happening?
A brave mother fought off a shark that attacked her daughter as the two were surfing, the same day another surfer was attacked on the same Floriday beach.
The two incidents Wednesday are among a series of shark attacks in recent days, as the underwater predators have seemed to enter shallow coastal waters earlier than usual, with the warmer than usual weather this year (read more……
We humans are not the only ones being impacted by all of the changes going on in the world. Until I read this, I had not really stopped to think about what the impact of the changing temperatures (global warming, call it what you want) is having on the aquatic creatures.
“Environmental factors that we’re suffering on land could also be happening in the water such as climate change, lack of food sources, which changes migratory patterns, and you have 80 million or more tourists that come to those waters, so it’s no surprise accidents happen,” (Continue reading…..)
As the world’s oceans continue to change, it only makes sense that the feeding, migration, and breeding patterns of the ocean life would change as well. We need to be aware of the impact that these world changes are having on ALL of the world, in order for us to continue to enjoy the oceans AND to respect the creatures that live below the water’s surface.
That is one of the reasons why programs like Broadreach and their behavioral research courses are so important! In fact, this is the program that my daughter is enrolled in for this summer. She has been passionate about great white sharks since she was 6 years old (as much as I had hoped she would grow out of it), and this summer she gets to take the first big step toward her dream of diving with them. Check out her Facebook Fan Page: Help Feed Kiersten To The Sharks (yes, we have a demented sense of humor over here!)