Since becoming more eco-friendly and learning about ecology environment and conservation, my eyes have opened to some really beautiful experiences including this one recently. While in Hawaii, I thought why not conquer my biggest fear: SHARKS! It was also on my 2018 bucket list, so I was beyond excited and anxious to be in the same waters as sharks. The waters were pretty rough that day, my arms were sore from holding myself away from the floating cage so I wouldn’t get banged up. I’m so glad we did!
Growing up I've always feared sharks and never really understood why, except that they are out for human flesh. I mostly blame the movie JAWS not going to lie. I've also been told how dangerous sharks were and overall just seeing how they've been portrayed in the media and movies, no wonder I was always afraid to go in the water. I am sure most are because of this reason. Come to find out, all that was bullshit! They are gentle creatures that have been on this Earth for over 450 million years. Sharks have incredible livers that’ve evolved to withstand toxins and disease for hundreds of millions of years. It is absolutely false that consuming shark fin will help or transfer the shark’s ability to cure disease. In fact, it will actually cause sickness due to toxins in the shark; which the human body cannot remove and breakdown. And so, sharks remain at the top of the marine trophic pyramid as Apex predators. Their existence is crucial to the overall health of the ocean and as Rob Stewart believed, “There is simply no issue more important. Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth, and that, above all else, is worth fighting for.” This video is a tribute to his work that has inspired me to help spread the knowledge and importance of these endangered species. Their endangerment is sadly the result of human impacts and activities. Please watch "Sharkwater" by Rob Stewart. My full video on my #youtube #cannabydemand Mahalo @hawaiisharkencounters for an awesome experience 🤙🦈♥️ #sharks
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