What We’re Thinking About Wednesday

Hey Everyone!

We hope your week is going well so far! This week is focused on school/essentials, planning, etc. So today we decided to break it up and make today about Shark Week. It’s always sad when Shark Week comes to an end but we do dvr the shows, so we can keep enjoying them. We will be sharing what we thought about each of the new shows that aired during Shark Week. So here we go:

1.jpg  Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives (Picture from msn.com)

There is not enough money in the world to get us on a little dock teasing a shark and putting our hands anywhere near a sharks mouth.

2.jpg Phelps Vs. Shark: The Battle For Ocean Supremacy (Picture from discovery.uk)

We were rooting for Michael Phelps but a two second difference is incredible.

3 Shark- Croc Showdown (Picture from moviefone.com)

Interesting theories but in our opinion there’s just a little too much “eating” of cute things being shown.

4Great Hammerhead Invasion (Picture from facebook.com)

Pretty cool but not really convinced.

5.jpg Shark Vortex (Picture from une.edu)

We love any show with Dr. Greg Skomal.

6  Return the the Isle of Jaws (Picture from Radiotimes.com)

Andy Casa Grande + Paul De Gelder = Epic.

7  Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins (Picture from moviefone.com)

It’s always crazy to see sharks that were thought to be extinct or didn’t know of their existence.

8 Sharks and the City: LA (Picture from spacecoastdaily.com)

Very cool but also scary because we visit these places often.

9 Sharks and The City: New York (Picture from youtube.com)

When you think of sharks, you don’t really think of New York.

10.jpg The Lost Cage (Picture from youtube.com)

Pretty Awesome.

11 Devil Sharks (Picture from youtube.com)

Volcanoes and sharks, I mean….come on…. that’s awesome!

12 Shark Exile (Picture from sealightpictures.com)

It will be interesting to see if the technique continue to be successful.

13 Shark Storm (Picture from npr.org)

Pretty cool to see all of the species of sharks coexisting so closely to each other.

14 African Shark Safari (Picture from sdlexpeditions.com)

The dives are beautiful but terrifying.

15 Lair of the Sawfish (Picture from dstv.com)

Pretty incredible fish.

16 Shark Mania (Picture from writtalin.com)

This show is pretty much a recap of all the epic moments from Shark Week 2017.

17 Shark School with Michael Phelps (Picture from quettaweb.com)

This would be an amazing school to attend.

 

We would love to hear your thoughts! Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

We Do not own any of the above pictures  and we gave credit where credit was due. These are solely our opinions and were no way influenced by Discovery Channel.

 

 

FINtastic Friday!

Fintastic Friday

Hey guys we hope you have been enjoying Shark Week so far we know we have! Today’s post is about shark conservation, if you love sharks like we do you’d know how important their protection is and what it would mean if even a few species go extinct. Read on to learn about how sharks are endangered and what you can do to help!

The more prevalent shark attacks become in the news the more danger many shark species are put in. In case you are unaware, some shark species have awful eyesight, they see in contrast not in color so they often mistake humans for their natural prey, seals, sea turtles, and sea lions. We know many shark attacks end in a certain tragedy but once we understand that it is not necessarily the shark’s fault anybody seeking “revenge” can stop going to such extremes as to start depleting a population of a species because of things they cannot control. Once humans are in the ocean, they are in the shark’s territory not the other way around.

Some of the things that put sharks in danger are commercial and recreational fishing; nearly 100 million sharks are killed by humans each year because of fishing. Another reason they are killed is for seafood like shark fin soup and fish and chips in some countries. In 2014, a shark cull in Western Australia killed many sharks because of an imminent threat policy Australia once had which was if sharks are posing a threat to a human then they can be shot and killed. In Australia and a few other places there are actually shark killing programs, sharks as well as other marine wildlife such as dolphins and sea turtles are killed in large numbers. It has been recorded that these programs have reduced the occurrence of shark attacks on humans but if they only knew how important sharks are in marine ecosystems. Additional threats include those that deplete many marine species and ecosystems are habitat alterations, pollution, and destruction caused by coastal development. At this point sharks are being hunted to extinction and humans kill more sharks than sharks kill humans. Humans are the real predators here so it is time that those of us who are educated start actively working towards giving back to the ocean and all of the shark species who are suffering.

Even though we do love the movie “Jaws” it placed a permanent image in people’s minds that Sharks are these relentless killers with only a taste for human blood. It is important that we get away from that thinking since that movie was a work of fiction. Most of the news coverage and things found in the media about sharks are negative things; a way to stop this is to try to bring up the positive things sharks bring to the table. What needs to be discussed more is what we would do if sharks go extinct, then people would really see how much the ocean and we humans need them.  We ask you to balance the coverage in the media, if you see a negative post about sharks online, go on Instagram and post something positive or cute about them for all to see. Hashtag it #SharksAreFriendsNotFood (you see what we did there with the Finding Nemo reference) If we see it, we will make sure to give it a like and maybe even repost it!

Our Instagram

Below are some conservation groups and places you can donate to contribute to shark conservation.

Oceana

We’ve heard a lot about Oceana and there many projects to protect and preserve the ocean as well as all of the marine wildlife that dwell inside. Donating supplies or money to Oceana can ensure that the ocean can be healthy and abundant in resources; it should be a no brainer to support this cause because the Earth that we live on is 71% water. Also on their website they have tips on how you can alter some of the everyday things that you do that can help the ocean. Oceana also partnered up with Lokai

Oceana’s Website

Shark Angels

Shark Angels use the strength of modern technology and education to run their campaign. We think education is the best way to get people to get involved and with their many campaigns and use of media the sharks are lucky to have them. Also check out Pura Vida .com they have a bracelet that is only $5 and 10% of the net profits go to Shark Angels! The last few times we’ve checked they’ve been sold out but remember, that is a good thing and you can have Pura Vida email you when they have more!

Learn More

Purchase Pura Vida Bracelet

Those are the two charities we know most about but we’re going to link some more below so you can read about and choose your own charity!

Shark Savers

Bite Back

Shark Trust

Project Aware

Shark Friendly Marinas

Sea Shepherd

Shark Research Institute

There are probably a ton more so search around and find some trustworthy foundations!

Okay, so now that you know sharks need your help and how to help them, you can learn why you should love them as much as we do, so here are ten FINTASTIC Facts about sharks!

  • Baby sharks are called pups and way back when sharks were called sea dogs, how cute!
  • Sharks first appeared 400 million years ago
  • There are over 400 shark species
  • You swim with sharks all the time yet only 40-50 attacks are reported each year so if sharks wanted to eat people there would be over 100 attacks a month
  • Great white sharks eat 11 tons of food each year
  • 97% of shark species are harmless to humans
  • Great white sharks don’t bite much harder than humans do
  • Whale sharks are huge yet they are the most docile species of shark and they make excellent diving companions! (Ever since I saw “Finding Dory” and saw how cute Destiny the whale shark was I’ve been obsessed!)
  • They are closely related to stingrays
  • You are more likely to die from getting hit with a falling coconut than getting attacked by a shark

Thank you so much for reading! We hope you learned something new about our beloved sharks and are willing to help  in any way you can through donating, volunteering, buying a bracelet from Lokai or Pura Vida, helping others get educated, or balancing the media coverage with the hashtag #SharksAreFriendsNotFood!

What is your favorite species of shark? We all love the Great White Shark!

 

 

 

 

Thirsty Thursday

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Hello Everyone!

We hope you are all having a wonderful week so far! Today we thought we would share a recipe for a delicious drink to enjoy while watching Shark Week. The drink is called strawberry party punch but we just had to make it sharky!

You will need:

  •  3 oz. Pkg. Strawberry flavor gelatin
  • 1 Cup Boiling water
  • 2 (6-oz.) Cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 6-oz. Can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 6 Cups cold water
  • 28 oz. bottle (3 1/2 Cups) ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh strawberries with stems, frozen

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool. In large punch bowl, combine gelatin mixture, lemonade concentrate, orange juice concentrate and cold water; refrigerate. Just before serving, gently stir in ginger ale and frozen strawberries.

Enjoy!

Tasty Tuesday

Hello Everyone!

 

We hope you are all having a wonderful Shark Week so far! Today we thought we would share a recipe for a tasty treat to enjoy while watching all the new shows and old favorites. The treat is for Shark-Tastic Shark Fin Rice Krispy Treats.

 

You Will Need:

  • 3 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Package (10 oz.,about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR 4 Cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 Cups Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal

 

 

To begin, in a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Constantly stir, nothing worse than having to scrub off marshmallow remnants when you could be enjoying the treats.  Then remove from heat and add Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal. Stir until well coated.

 

Then, using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into well greased(with cooking spray) 13×9 inch pan.

 

While still warm but not super hot, don’t want to get burned, and cut into squares, whatever your size preference and shape into a shark fin, triangle shape and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

 

Place in refrigerator to cool completely. While those cool, prepare melting chocolate as directed by package. We placed ours in open Ziploc bags and heated in 30 second increments, once it is completely melted we closed up the bags and cut off a small corner to drizzle more evenly over the treats. We used two different colors of blue, and drizzled over the fins and then sprinkled with assorted round sprinkles that look like bubbles.

 

Once decorated, place back in refrigerator to let the chocolate cool, once set. Present however you want and enjoy!

 

Have a sharky day!

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