Thursday, November 01, 2012

Lupe - more Shark Bait!


And here is another one!

Once again, nice visuals.
And once again, the bimbette appears to be an accomplished free diver and has obviously taken the time to refine her Shark interaction skills after a rather tentative test in 2009.

Need I repeat that I find it a disgrace?
And the featured article? If you can stomach the music, you will discover that it is the usual, tired, albeit certainly nicely packaged pseudo-conservation greenwashing. Let's not illude ourselves: violating the protocols of a dive site established by others and completely disrespecting charismatic predators by abusing them as underwater scooters (WTF!!!!) got nothing to do with conservation, zero!
A wise friend writes,
It stopped actually being "about sharks" a long time ago. 
It's about the individual and what the sharks as a vehicle to notoriety can do for them.
Mostly, it's obviously about the money, what else - tho in this specific case, I suspect that the ego may have been the principal driver.

So who is this guy?
I didn't take me long to discover him among the bunch of reckless amateurs that got tarred and feathered, and run out of Maunalua Bay, a total fiasco that precipitated the subsequent, and by no means resolved appalling witch hunt that could well end up destroying the North Shore cage diving operators - like these shenanigans could well end up destroying the GW diving in Lupe.
As another wise friend (yes I got two!) writes,
For commercial entities it's all a downward spiral. 
There will be the day when the media asks, "who was in charge?" 
The answer will be a lot of hang dog faces and some incoherent industry mumblings.
Having run out of wise friends, let me cite myself.

In the end, it’s gonna be up to the operators and Mexico – as it should be.
They know the place, the animals, the risks, the rewards, the business models and they will win, or lose based on the decisions they will take – or not take!

So, what’s it gonna be?
More shenanigans or long-term sustainability?

Anybody taking bets?


jsd said...

It was always thus with Homo narcissistens - think big game hunters and 'their' game, or mountaineers and 'their' mountains.

Nice butt though.

Shark-Girl said...

So much disrespect for these animals and for what? A photo to show off?