Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn’t feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution. Illustrating the tips and tricks for breaking down big issues, he distills an overwhelming infographic on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to a few elementary points.
Das Glück besteht nicht darin, daß du tun kannst, was du willst, sondern darin, daß du immer willst, was du tust.
Lew Nikolajewitsch Graf Tolstoi
Some facts about sharks:
- Sharks are no monsters: Only 5 people a year are killed by sharks and over 100 people are killed by elephants
- Honestly: More people are killed by drinking machines than by sharks !!
- Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years
- There are 375 shark species
- Sharks are intelligent and can be trained
- 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins
- 90% of the population is already extinct
- The largest shark is the Whale shark, averaging 9 metres (30 feet) in length - the size of a large bus
- Whale sharks are not aggressive. They eat zooplankton, small fish and squid.
- When a shark loses a tooth, a new one grows in its place
- Mako and Blue sharks are the fastest swimming sharks
- Sharks can take hours or even days to die after being finned
- Sharks are a critical part of marine ecosystems
You can either rent or buy the movie or you can watch it on youtube:
Really, please watch it and make up your own opinion.
If you want to get involed please got to www.savingsharks.com.
Update on what I did so far: