Friday, June 1, 2012

Shark Rider

When I first saw the photo (on the left) it took me minutes to digest if what I was reading and what I was seeing was true. A boy holding the tail of the shark as they swim? No way! Photoshopped for sure. Sharks are scary even the little ones. Remember Jaws? lol.. But when I read through the entire article, this so called marine nomadism thought to have been disappeared is still happening in South East Asia and never left the region for good.

Below is a short description of the photo taken from here.

Enal, a young sea nomad, rides on the tail of a tawny nurse shark, in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Marine nomadism has almost completely disappeared in South East Asia as a result of severe marine degradation. I believe children such as Enal have stories that could prove pivotal in contemporary marine conservation. 

1 comment:

special education philippines said...

Recently, Manila Ocean park released 30 bamboo sharks in Calatagan, Batangas. My 11-year old son and I participated and released two sharks using our hands and with proper guidance from MOP representatives. Sharks are not scary especially the small ones.

Im not sure what marine nomadism is. I will have to research on that but not because we are unfamiliar with something, it follows that we should be scared about it.

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