Shark week got me thinking... Do you really care about the ocean? What's beyond the shoreline may never cross your mind. Could an ocean country change that?
We have many concerns regarding the TPP, including the weakening of environmental and labor standards. We have even greater concerns about the lack of transparency regarding the TPP discussions that are underway -- so much so, that we are relying on leaks to get any information.
In truth, once you look past how they're portrayed in Jaws or Sharknado, there are many lessons we can take from the way sharks live, survive and adapt that can be applied to our everyday lives to keep us physically and emotionally fit.
There is weak international governance of our oceans. The fragmented nature of ocean governance is a challenge that needs to be overcome in order to protect sharks on the global scale.
It is particularly worrying that a previously leaked chapter of the TPP includes only very vague references to shark finning -- not the full ban on shark finning and associated trade that we need.
Everyone claims to love Shark Week, but what are we really doing to show -- to prove! -- our unbridled obsession?
Hollywood blockbusters are not science documentaries nor do they pretend to be, they are pure entertainment that recognizes the interest and fascination people have with nature, natural disasters, and the Earth.
A great white shark out for a leisurely swim in open water got the surprise of its life when a human attacked it, sickening it with its offensive sunscreen lotion.
Some people look past the sensationalism and all those razor-sharp teeth to see sharks for what they really are -- streamlined, beautiful animals that are fantastically adapted to their environment (there's a reason they've been around for 64 million years) and, for the most part, aren't too interested in eating humans.
I've seen many shark attacks and what impresses me is how wary and cowardly sharks are. They typically circle and check out their prey from a safe distance, then ease in closer to gain more information. Then, they frequently probe it in a swift passing bump before something switches in their brain and they attack in a way that the word used to describe sharks at supper portrays -- a frenzy.
Based on how sharks have been portrayed in movies, television and in the news, a great number of people believe that humans are considered a snack sensation in the ocean. In reality, people are not good shark food.
There are not many of us who are going to go through an encounter with our worst nightmare that leave us with vital bits missing and with nothing left to fear. But our world is made more amazing by its danger, more exciting with its risks.
Ocean swimmer Hamish Jolly wished there was a wetsuit that could keep sharks at bay -- so he invented one. Find out how he did it, and how you could apply the same techniques to create an innovation of your own.
Over the weekend a buddy and I were fishing about five miles off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, when we spotted something and couldn't believe our eyes. Well, just watch the video to see what happened next.
Bottom line -⎯ Humans are not on the menu.
To close out April's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, In One Instant would like to present a one-minute reality check that puts our fear of sharks in perspective.