Tuesday, 21 April 2009

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Posted: 20 Apr 2009 11:32 PM PDT

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Sharkwater - Full Documentary

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

(10 votes - 5 comments - 118 views)
The feature film for Sharkwater - internationally award winning documentary by Rob Stewart. For Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a dangerous journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the worlds shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure begins with a battle between the Sea Shepherd boat and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives. Through it all, Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey. Each year 100 million sharks are caught to meet the demand for shark fin soup in Asia. Despite surviving the earths history of mass extinctions, sharks could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed. Destruction of shark populations is a major problem for oceanic ecosystems, and all life on earth, as 70% of our oxygen comes from life in the seas. Stewarts journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the worlds sharks into a fight for his life, and that of humankind.

Scientists glimpse 'end of the world' in space dust study

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Scientists have found what could be a glimpse of the end of the world during research into the make-up of dying stars.

The Path to Presentation Peace – Mindfulness and Stillness

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 03:05 PM PDT


Gosho: Happiness in This World

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 03:05 PM PDT


YouTube - Alan Moore - Monsters, Maniacs and Moore Pt 1

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 03:02 PM PDT


Flickr Photo Download: Inflated puffer fish

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 02:32 PM PDT


Sneezing in Slow Motion

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 01:05 PM PDT

(30 votes - 4 comments - 470 views)

Can You Believe She Lived With This for 20 Years?

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 11:30 AM PDT

17 centimeters of what the heck is wrong with you!

What Makes Us Human?

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives of humans and share nearly 99 percent of our DNA. Efforts to identify those regions of the human genome that have changed the most since chimps and humans diverged from a common ancestor have helped pinpoint the DNA sequences that make us human.

Professor Stephen Hawking 'very ill' in Cambridge hospital

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Professor Hawking, who works at the university, is undergoing tests at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.