Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sharks Myths and Misconceptions

Two well discussed blogs that we keep track of here had much to say about the ongoing anti-shark media hype clogging our news outlets right now (see blogs of note).

Partly fueled by a series of unfortunate and successive shark attacks in Australia and a much slower news cycle. Both the RTSea Blog and the Chum Slick Blog are pro shark, and pro environment.

Normally Chum Slick opts for the razor rant with a few well placed F-bombs but this week took an in depth look into the issue of anti shark propaganda with a keen media eye. Who is behind Australia's anti shark propaganda?

We have said it in the past and we'll say it again. For the most part the default mode of major media is anti-shark, pro 1970's Jaws hype, with little investigative effort into sharks in general.

The last three weeks have been the gold standard for sharks in the media.