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#21 Steve Williams

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:40 AM

Thanks guys, Thomas I'd love to see one of your pictures with funny comments.

Tens of Millions it is, thanks Nick,

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:45 AM

Thanks Eric, well made video indeed.

It's important to pass the message but at the same time it's important doesn't leave it wide open to criticism with vague figures.

Do you remember the climategate? http://en.wikipedia....ail_controversy

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

Steve, what about a "Bloodthirsty pitiless bull shark devouring men in a total carnage" ?

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always makes people at least smile.
And, should always be coming with approprial "real" comments :


This Bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, was captured for scientific
purpose around Belep, New Caledonia. Bull sharks are very strong, but
they can quickly become tired. Occasionally a bull shark, after a
capture, requires assistance to help it regain its strength before
release. A little push is sometimes necessary. This one was a 2.5
meter male now called Survivor. Bull sharks are highly unpredictable
and this must not be done without the presence of experienced and
professional scientists, who understand bull shark behaviour.
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Jonathan Werry (pushing the shark)
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

Sorry to resurrect a dead horse, but a newly published study by Dalhousie University, which extrapolated illegal catch numbers, confirms that 100 million sharks are killed each year.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

Do you have a link Eric?  I found this report of a paper http://news.fiu.edu/...ionsharks/52935

Looks like what you were describing 

 

"Based on data collected for the latest study, shark deaths were estimated at 100 million in 2000 and 97 million in 2010. The total possible range of mortality is between 63 and 273 million annually."

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-21629173


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:42 AM

PEW have posted about a report today that suggests that the 100 million figure may be correct:

http://www.pewenviro...lly-85899454451

 

Marine Policy journal came up with a range between 63 million and 273 million, with 100 million being an aggregate.

 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:05 AM

Yup The JMP abstract is here"

http://www.sciencedi...308597X13000055


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

I liked the imagery, and rather enjoyed the older feel to the voice-over.

 

As for the figures given, I think that the film-maker and some members of the audience are too concerned with establishing the number, whether for the sake of honesty or for the sake of drama.

 

A simple way for the film-maker to express his point while remaining completely truthful is to step back from the role of census taker and letting the scientists do the arguing:

 

"Scientific investigation suggests that humans annually kill up to 100,000,000 sharks."

 

This statement is completely accurate, yet the film-maker's evocative point retains its clarity.

 

For what it's worth, I would not be surprised to discover that 100,000,000 is an underestimate, considering the added and undocumented impacts of pollution and increased competition for food with humans, etc.

 

In sum, I liked the film but would subtly tweak the audio content -- very interesting work, overall, Eric.


Edited by wgreenti, 03 March 2013 - 08:14 AM.