[Coral-List] Whale Shark Conference
sealab at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 27 17:33:54 EST 2013
Iâll probably be chastised for this, but I just became aware that the
3rd International Whale Shark Conference is to be held at the Georgia
Aquarium in Atlanta USA, in October 2013.
I find it disturbing to consider that reputable marine scientists would
endorse such a conference at a venue where four whale sharks are confined
and promoted for dive-with / swim-with exhibitions.
Is this really representative of what the marine sciences have come to?
I imagine that the setting was chosen at least in part to provide legitimacy
for whale shark containment, something I would hope would cause attendees to
Or perhaps these men and women of science are just anxious for the
opportunity to socialize with a backdrop of performing dolphins in their
theatrical Broadway rendition of Dolphin Tales.
(Please, no off-list rebuttals).
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