Catching up on blogs after 10 days in the Bahamas I came across this stunning post from BAD in Fiji.
Obviously shot pre MMPA and perhaps brought about because of this film. As a shark diving operator I was compelled after watching this clip to take stock at where we once were - and where we are today in the understanding of our oceans critters.
Clearly Jacques Cousteau's team came from a 1950's mindset towards to ocean and it's inhabitants, the sense of unlimited bounty that the death of a young whale and scores of sharks would never diminish. At 41 years old I, along with millions of others, only remember a few of his shows - but nothing like this!
This film is shocking both in terms of the whale content that today would land a captain in jail, and the treatment of sharks. Perhaps the Cousteau family might consider taking content like this down. Or as Da Shark pointed out leave it up as an "oceanic archive" of times past.
Patric Douglas CEO