What does this have to do with the subject of this blog? Not much, but anyone who knows me or who reads this blog knows I love Spain dearly and I have a particular interest in Mediterranean sharks. The fact that there are sharks at all, let alone specimens like the shark in the video, in the Med is still barely known amongst the wider public but there they are and they are in desperate need of help.
Make no mistake about it, everything you read about the desperate state of our oceans and no matter how bad it is in the ocean nearest you, it's worse in the Med. It has been absolutely ravaged, obliterated of life in a relatively short period of time, including its elasmobranchs, with estimates ranging from 90-99% of its resident sharks now gone.
The Mediterranean is the cradle of civilisation, the body of water where ocean trading and industry began and the place from which the first ever written document of an interaction between man and shark took place, when I say interaction, I of course mean that a hapless sailor was eaten by what was probably a Great White Shark, whilst taking a dip from his ship in waters off Greece.