So, the shark at the top of my page is Bella. Yes, I know the sharks name. Heck, I can identify her in a picture in People magazine. Yes, I know, I have a problem. I am fascinated by sharks. I think they get a bad rap. The are not unpredictable eating machines. The are amazing, graceful, incredible, cautious… eating machines. Even Peter Benchley, the author of Jaws, admits that he made a mistake and would not have written Jaws if he knew then what he knows now.
More people are killed each year jellyfish than by sharks. Maybe instead of Jaws, it should have been “Tentacles”. But I guess the shark looks scarier, and that is what we need, the look. Although, frankly, jellies creep me out.
I used to be a huge fan of Shark Week on discovery. After diving Guadeloupe however, I wonder how much footage is filmed just to get those few moments of an aggressive shark. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still get excited about shark week, and I’ll still watch it. But it is no longer as big of a deal for me. This year I only managed to watched one show during the week. Granted, it was partially filmed in Guadeloupe, and that’s what I noticed.
And, if you ever get the chance, you should dive Guadeloupe. The water was clear. The sharks were amazing. The water was so clear, that even the seals were not afraid of the sharks