if you swim in the ocean, are a surfer, or know that at some point in your life you will swim in the ocean, please go download @sharkgirlmadison
’s guide to shark safety.
fear dissipates through awareness and education..The ocean’s ecosystems cannot survive/thrive without sharks, & no matter where we live on the globe, inland or coastal, what we do & do not do impacts sharks. even those of us inland need to become aware of the truths of the catastrophic decline in shark populations & understand that sharks are exceptionally intelligent creatures that have been evolving for over 400 million years. We have an opportunity right now to come together, inland and coastal, to show up and learn what we need to in order to progressively coexists with sharks in safe and loving ways.
Today two sharks were killed for no reason other than an archaic revenge tactic employed by our uneducated government to gain political points out of a problem that can only be addressed with awareness and education. Today nothing was done to ensure the safety of people who swim in the ocean for the future, rather a knee jerk reaction at the hands of a disgusting separation between our communities and the wildlife we share the waters with. #BREAKING
FIRST PICS: Three sharks have been shot dead in the Whitsundays after two tourists were mauled in the area within 24 hours. If you would like to know more about safety around sharks please click the link in my bio and download the Australian surfing guide to sharks for free.