No, More Than Ever, Sharks Count| 11mins
Director: Samantha Whitcraft | Producer: Kendra Silvera Films
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
Through interviews with some of the earliest scuba divers in Florida (including Stan Waterman, Douglas Seifert, Jim Abernethy and others) combined with stunning shark footage and archival/historical photographs, we capture the concept that there are a handful of expert witnesses alive today that, having dived in Floridaâ€™s waters for more than 30 or 40 years, can attest to a time when there were far more sharks and that what we see now when we dive is merely remnant populations after years of commercial exploitation â€“ an apex predator baseline that has truly shifted. These divers were the first â€˜sentinels of the seaâ€™ and now call on a new generation of divers to log and track their shark sightings to begin to create an important â€˜citizen scienceâ€™ baseline.
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