Self-professed shark conservationist Andy B. Casagrande, aka ABC4, is probably a fun guy to have a brandy with.
Having some sort of a 'celebrity' status, Andy has been recently promoted to Shark Angel honoris causa.Yet, this Angel doesn't seem to have any qualms whatsoever to 'entertain' some 30 million Shark Week viewers by turning "Emma" into a terrifying monster of the deep.
Now, that's not what you'd expect a 'Shark Angel' to do, would you?... I think these angelic shark protectors have a slight (?) credibility problem over here.
Film maker George Schellenger, on the other hand, portrays "Emma" as we "insiders" know and love her: As a most gentle, sensitive, and intelligent animal that compellingly belies all the bad press tiger sharks, and sharks in general, still get, not least due to the Shark Week garbage globally aired by the mighty Discovery Channel.
Acid test: Show these two clips to your kids and friends, and ask them to tell you which one they like better.
In love with each other: "Emma" and Jim Abernethy*)
Photo: George Schellenger (Tiger Beach 2010)
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*) Jim, I am darned jealous of you!! :-)
PS: "Emma" is, to my knowledge, the only shark that has its own Facebook page - created by the friendly 'Shark Angels' (see above)...