Video: Promotional clip for Shark School

Andreas Schumacher has posted what appears to be a promotional clip to his YouTube channel for a pro-shark film focusing on Erich Ritter’s Shark School.

The video features some great underwater footage shot off The Bahamas, and the theme of the clip clearly promotes a better understanding of sharks and their importance to the ecosystem. However, the video also makes some claims that may draw criticism.

The narrator plays with semantics a bit with the claim that “sharks are not dangerous” rather it is only “the situation” that can be dangerous. Some other claims made in the video that might raise eyebrows include the statement that “there are no shark attacks just shark accidents,” and that 200 million sharks are killed every year (a number that is more than double the range of 26 million – 73 million, supported by research).

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