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Real Circle Hooks- shark hook necklace
David McGuire December 22, 2013 at 03:33 pm
For a donation of $100 to Shark Stewards we are offering limited edition of necklaces made ofRead More confiscated hooks on a leather lanyard. Stainless steel bent into a circle, these hooks will not fish again.
New Species of Swell Shark photo courtesy California Academy of Sciences
Kimberly Johnson December 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm
Interesting to read. Thanks for sharing I for one love sharks they are beautiful.
julie walters December 15, 2013 at 07:17 am
Great article, I learned a lot. Are Mermaid's purses always Swell Sharks?
David McGuire December 15, 2013 at 11:38 am
Thanks for your comments- rays and horn sharks also lay egg cases that occasionally wash ashore.
The US Contributes to trade in endangered species of shark's fins and is poised to relax shark protection in place
David McGuire December 9, 2013 at 03:05 pm
We have 50 hours left in our dollar match crowdrise to support the shark sanctuary campaign.Read More http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/swim-for-the-sharks/x/1993243
Brian Ginna November 10, 2013 at 07:57 am
Pure rhetoric, beginning with the "I grew up here, so I know what is best for everyone"Read More tone. Courts exist as a very important balance against unchecked power at the hands of unelected commissioners. Sorry, but no thanks. My property is more important that your right to do what you want at will.
Michael November 11, 2013 at 04:34 pm
without the Coastal commission and the California Coastal Act of 1976 which backs it we wouldRead More probably have a lot less coastline to enjoy as citizens. Greedy people exist everywhere. Some people who by whatever means secure huge sums of money believe that they can then buy the coastline and tell everyone else to stay out. I believe that this is flat our wrong. Some things on this planet (like access to the one and only CA coastline we have) should not sellable to anyone. Period. Sorry but some things are for us all to enjoy regardless of how well we play the financial game (or inherit the money). I wonder who Marc Levine is working for or representing here because he is not representing my interests. Why would he not want the Coastal Commission to be able to levy fines to those that violate the coastal law? I want them to do exactly this (levy fines). Is our dysfunctional legislature doing the policing here? Of course the answer is no. And hey Marc Levine at least take a firm stand on your position and stop playing both sides of the political fence by abstaining from the final voting. We do not need wishy-washy politicians like this. We must be diligent in protecting our coast because there are those who want to own it all for themselves and those who want to destroy it. Greed runs rampant in our financially driven society.
Scanning Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle for tag information
Dan Beatty October 12, 2013 at 08:51 am
The sub base is actually in Kings Bay, Georgia. This community is between Cumberland Island and theRead More mainland, not Jekyll Island. Jekyll Island is the site where they filmed the final battle scenes in the Civil War epic "Glory". It is also a playground for the rich and famous. I take exception to your insinuation that visitors should not purchase shrimp. These Golden Isles have three primary industries: paper pulp, tourism and fishing. They do not enjoy the benefits (as we in the Bay Area do) of having a highly educated workforce engaged in profitable cutting-edge technologies to prop up the local economy. For the most part, families who have made the barrier islands of the Southeast coast for generations are not wealthy. Change will come gradually to this part of the country, unlike changes that nature forces on these shifting sands.
Devils Teeth
Zoe October 7, 2013 at 05:59 pm
Hear more about Sharks at the Sharp Park Library Friday, Oct 18th 7:00pm movie and talk by filmmakerRead More David McGuire.
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