Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dangerous waters: There are sharks

When we arrived at one island on our survey trip, we found some people at the shore, cutting two sharks that they had recently caught.

Small hammerhead shark:

Baby shark:

They cut off the fins to sell as they can get good money for them.

Shark fin soup anyone?

Fins on top of the hammerhead shark.

It’s a strange world, with combination of modern technology and traditional materials. Here’s a traditional canoe that has familiar looking fishing gear, yet in the background you can see a modern boat with outboard motor, in the top left corner of the photo. (Did you know that you can click on the photos to see them bigger?)


Lawrie said...

Do they use the rest of the sharks?

Purple Julie said...

I'm pretty sure they eat the rest of the shark.