Sunday, 15 January 2017

Ocean Blues, Resemblance & the Deep End


 “It is little wonder we are spooked by sharks. Psychologists and shark experts almost universally agree that sensationalist media reports, negative portrayals in films like Jaws and The Shallows, and a general lack of understanding about the species have created an irrational and unjustified fear of sharks.

Personally I would have thought my healthy fear of ‘sharks do attack & kill’ was based on observational evidence & eye witness accounts relayed via the TV or computer.

Fear, being wired into our system can be for our good. The ocean already was & still is a dangerous place regardless of current populations & coastal activity. The Hollywood movies that exaggerate & dramatize also push the not so scientific “primal fear of being eaten alive is also an evolutionary hangover of our ancestors having been prey.” Ignorance is not bliss.


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