Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Not the scariest predator.

Sadly this week two young people each lost a limb from a shark attack. In each case the shark was swimming close to shore. This seems to be happening with increasing frequency, and my guess is that it  isn't the shark's fault. Like global warming, I am sure man is doing something that is changing the nature of the sea. Not long ago the U.S. Navy had, and may still have, some kind of sonar project which upset sea life, not that the Navy cared. So today, the Navy, or fisherman, or hunters, or polluters or all four are doing something that is forcing the sharks to seek food closer to shore. And when swimmers have an unfortunate confrontation with a misplaced shark, the lazy news media will only cover the attack itself and never look any further for other possible causes.

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