Why does it take a government regulation for someone to do the right thing? Like releasing a hammerhead. I am sure the fishermen would like a few more regulations, restricting them more. Just like we all love it when we get new laws that seem to stick government noses where they don’t belong, in a seemingly continuous attempt to exert more and more control over their citizens. I’ve always resented it, but these fishermen seem to need a Government regulation to control their every waking moment.
Not a lot is known about a sharks life span, the page I found contains a lot of ‘unknowns’, but it looks to me like a shark like this can live 100- 150 years easily. What right does anyone have to kill a creature that was roaming the seas before they were even born, and probably would have continued to roam after they were gone? It really upsets me. The thought crossed my mind that the Hammerhead these morons killed could have been the same one that I saw while diving.
hammerhead pic taken by me in December 2009