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This is a promo from the award winning documentary Sharks in Deep Trouble by filmmaker and shark conservationist Lesley Rochat, also known as the Shark Warrior, which was broadcast on 50/50 in South Africa. Lesley goes out on a limb, single-handedly, to investigate both legal shark longlining and illegal shark finning off the coast of South Africa. Armed with her camera and the passion to make a difference, she boarded a shark longline vessel and captured disturbing, high quality footage of mass shark slaughter. In good journalistic style she uncovers that the threat to shark populations in South Africa lies with the local governments inadequate management and compliance of this resource. Though South Africa is a small contributor to the world slaughter of over 100 million sharks each year, Sharks in Deep Trouble is indicative of the global plight of sharks. General inertia of governments worldwide in taking responsibility for their natural resources is driving many fish species, including many shark species to extinction. Lesley is asking for support for a petition AfriOceans Conservatoin Alliance, a non profit organisation she founded, is running, which aims for improved protection for a number of shark species. PETITION FOR PROTECTION OF SOUTH AFRICA'S SHARKS Sharks remain a low conservation priority and many species are being driven to extension due to overfishing. South Africa is no exception: Of the over 200 different species of sharks found in South African waters, only White Sharks, Whale Sharks and Basking Sharks are fully protected. All other species may be legally caught and killed. Make a donation to support AfriOceans efforts: https://www.givengain.com/cgi-bin/giga.cgi?cmd=donate&cause_id=2532 Please support the Petition and add your signature, each one counts. To find out more about the petition and to sign go to:http://www.aoca.org.za/pages/2207/petition To find out more about Lesley's work including her Panda Award winning Rethink the shark campaign go to http://www.lesleyrochat.com
(0.47 you can see it's mouth closed) It is really unusual to see Basking Sharks this late in the seasons so I jumped at the opportunity to have one last dive with them this year. If you get the chance to swim with these magnificent creatures don't harass them. Don't chase them instead wait quietly for them to come for you, don't make any sudden movements that might disturb them and don't try and touch them. http://www.baskingsharks.org/
From the TV documentary - Waterworld. The presenters enthusiasm is great.