Coming soon to the Discovery Channel is a David Attenborough-hosted series about the earth’s poles from the team that made Planet Earth and Blue Planet. The series has already started airing in the BBC and is 7 episodes long.
Incidentally, the Discovery Channel is neglecting to neglecting to air the series’ 7th and final episode titled ‘On Thin Ice’ and covering change to the polar regions because of a “scheduling issue.” Hmmm. (That ‘hmmm’ is intended to make you think there might be a conspiracy to hide climate change, which may or may not be true.)
I like this. The beginning is beautiful.
Thanks again, Kottke. Reading a nice post on video cameras used for photography and all of a sudden, bam, videos of sharks jumping out of water in slow motion and eating seals.
This video of dolphins, seals, sharks, AND birds feasting on a giant sardine school is insane. So amazing I don’t even care that there are sharks in it.
Apparently, giant catfish, or goonches, in India are eating teenagers. Mediafishermanwriter personality Jeremy Wade claims the presence of his quotations innews stories about the maneating catfish prove the stories, which is some sort of catfish fulfilling prophesy.
Via The Fear Beneath, which features a sensible comment on their post about the crazy catfish. From the comments of this link, “Iâ€™ve heard of catfish biting people, so if they were feeding dead people to them the best thing to do is not swim in that river”. I mean, right? This is an entire blog about sharks and sharks attacks, people, AN ENTIRE BLOG! If there’s not a law against shark blogs, there should be. Also on The Fear Beneath, thoughts on what would happen if Great Whites began replicating what some sharks in captivity have shown recently: virgin birth.