Woody Allen quotes
Mr. Einstein reminds me of Woody Allen's quote that relationships are like sharks they have to keep moving or they'll die. I Like this quote I dislike this quote “To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; . Relationships are like sharks, Liz. If you're not left with several bite marks after intercourse, then something's wrong.” - Jenna Maroney.
But as Eilperin points out eloquently and thoroughly in her book, we are the real threat to sharks. This shift has enormous implications, since humans have been able to harness technology to destroy sharks in unprecedented numbers.
The way we deal with sharks pushes the boundaries of how comfortable we are with danger and taps into our tendency to view the wild as exotic. But it also underscores how globalization and scientific inquiry are transforming our understanding of the sea.
Researchers have shown how such declines are impacting many of the large species like hammerheads.
And a recent survey of great white sharks off California showed a shockingly low population. One scientist who befriended a taxidermist in South Beach, Florida found that in one month, over 40 pregnant female hammerhead sharks had been brought in, representing not just 40 sharks, but or more animals killed by recreational fishing.
Humans are the real threat Our logic for vilifying sharks is flawed to the nth degree. As Eilperin writes, "Of all known shark species, only 6 percent are known to attack humans On average, more than forty times as many Americans seek hospital treatment for accidents involving Christmas tree ornaments than incidents involving sharks By contrast, the growing demand for shark fins -- the most touted element in shark's fin soup -- has driven such intense shark hunting that even some of the people who have suffered from shark strikes are now lobbying for heightened shark conservation measures.
Photo by easy traveler via Flickr CC One of the primary reasons sharks are disappearing from the planet is not because we're trying to wipe out a killer, but because of the perceived value of a very small part of their bodies -- their fins. China has turned shark fin soup into a delicacy.
- How Sharks Interact With Other Organisms in Their Ecosystem
Over the centuries, the soup has been served at the most high-end events like royal gatherings. In modern times, it is practically a requirement to serve shark fin soup at celebrations such as weddings, and at high-end business meetings as a way to show off one's wealth to potential clients and business partners. But as the middle class grows in China and more people have the funds to buy shark fin soup, the demand is far exceeding the sustainable supply of fins.
How Sharks Interact With Other Organisms in Their Ecosystem | Animals - promovare-site.info
China's insatiable appetite for shark fin soup Eilperin writes, "Inthe five major markets for shark fins -- Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore -- reported importing 11, metric tons of fins, of which Hong Kong accounted for 47 percent. The numbers keep rising: But as China's role as an importer of raw shark fins has grown, it's become harder to track the overall trade because Chinese government figures are so unreliable.
Shark fin is nearly tasteless, has an odd stringy texture, and research in showed that the fins found in Bangkok's markets have mercury levels up to 42 times higher than the safe limit for human health. Shark fin soup is the "greatest scam of all time" After tasting a bowl of shark fin soup, Eilperin decides, "This is the moment that I come face-to-face with shark's fin soup's amazing secret: Wedding planners in China state that it's simply a part of doing business -- you can't not offer it as part of the event.
It's like leaving flowers out of a wedding in the US. Even when asking why the key ingredient -- a translucent, tasteless noodle-y bit of fin -- can't be substituted with something else just as crab meat is easily substituted in our ubiquitous California sushi rolls, "No one, not even the most ardent environmental activists, seemed willing to entertain this idea.
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It would be deceptive, they reasoned, to coax consumers into eating a shark's fin soup devoid of its central ingredient Since the central premise behind shark's fin soup rests on the act of killing the shark itself, rather than the pleasure in eating it, there's no way to save the animal and still preserve the value of its namesake dish.
Tapeworms often live in the intestinal tracts of the sharks, and they derive nutrients directly from the sharks. Masoumeh Malek and his team showed that shark tapeworms remove heavy metals from the sharks. If the sharks benefit more from the toxin removal than they are harmed by the loss of nutrition, the relationship is mutualistic, not parasitic. Shark Suckers Remoras Remora remoraor shark suckers, are peculiar fish who subsist by clinging to sharks and other large ocean-dwelling animals, such as sea turtles and manta rays.
However, with research indicating that remoras also consume ectoparasites found on the sharks' skin, the sharks benefit from the relationship as well, and therefore the relationship is best described as a mutualistic.
Remoras apparently are not eaten by sharks, as they have never been found in the stomach of one. Pilot Fish Pilot fish Naucrates doctor are small fish that can be seen swimming alongside sharks. Pilot fish associated with white tip sharks Carcharinus longimanus are known to change color.
Normally covered in dark, vertical bars, these fish have been observed by scientists changing colors to a silvery-blue color when chasing away other pilot fish. Detailing their observations in a issue of "Copeia," authors John J.
Magnuson and Reginald M.
Gooding noted that in these interactions, the pilot fish were driven up to 17 feet away from the host sharks.