Sharks of the Great Blue Hole
Or what once was a confirmation of the power and wonder of Nature in our Belize. Because of what only can be called greed and ignorance, these magnificent creatures - which attract millions of tourist dollars - are disappearing. Why does a scene like this have to be destroyed for a bowl of shark fin soup? Why do we allow harvesting them to ultimately fill some politician's pocket? Why does the inaction of our fisheries department have to be fueled by that greed? Why doesn't fisheries examine the facts instead of attacking the messenger? Why is our tourism sector silent? Because business is good now does not mean it will always be. As we continue to destroy what makes us special, our children will finally ask "Why did we not see it?". "Blinded by Greed and Ignorance" will not be an excuse for us, but an epitaph for our weak, greedy, and ignorant generation
Photograph by Tony Rath
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