A Shark’s Fight for Survival

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As sharks across the world fight for survival, one filmmaker strives to show viewers that these creatures both need and deserve our help.

I’m a photographer and videographer based in South Florida. New and exciting places, both above and below the surface, drive me to exploration. My goal is to share the amazing experiences I have underwater with others to promote awareness about the beauty of our underwater world and why it’s worth protecting. Along with much other marine life, sharks across the world are in a fight for survival.

Filming sharks in Florida

I’ve been filming this project over the last several months in Palm Beach, Florida. Sharks have fascinated me since childhood. Once I became a diver, I finally had the opportunity to be in the water with these majestic animals. It was a very profound experience, and I’ve come to find that sharks are nothing like what the media portrays.

Sharks are now facing a number of difficulties due to overfishing and the high demand for shark fins in Asia. The lack of proper fishing regulations and little public awareness about the problems surrounding sharks further contribute to all of this.

My hope with this video is to help change some of the public’s misunderstandings about sharks, showing them the truth about their behavior toward humans, based on my own experience as a diver. As sharks across the world fight for survival, it’s incumbent upon us to help them.

by guest author Lee Burghard

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