Mike Mongo reveals the worlds of marine, shoreline, and in-land eco-biology

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sharkwater opens November 2nd

Sharwater movie poster
It's been a year since we reported on Rob Stewart's coming out with his film Sharkwater, and in that time the film has been discovered and re-discovered over and over. It's been blogged about, reviewed in showbiz newsdaily Variety, and currently enjoys a very respectable "77%" rating on RottenTomatoes. Amazing accomplishments for such a simple work. Sharkwater is "the little big shark documentary that could."

Oddly, it has yet to even open! That's right, Sharkwater opens this weekend in the US.

This is thrilling. After all the build-up and momentum Sharkwater has achieved, it is possible that Rob's movie is making a tremendous impact above and beyond the awareness to the plight of the oceans — and more specifically, sharks — Sharkwater has already garnered. Watching this unfold everyday before my eyes on the Internet, and on the boats of Danger Charters, it is a dream come true. A person follows their dream, pursues their passion, and in the process of being rewarded makes a difference in our world.

Congratulations Rob, Tyler, and the entire team with Sharkwater Productions. It has been an amazing year, your work is making a difference, and the best is yet to come!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Linda Whitehurst, Intelligent Human

The terrific thing about this story is that the woman, Linda Whitehurst, kept her head about her and fought off the shark — by remembering that she was smarter than the shark.

Bravo, Linda! Some sharks are big, and they are intelligent, of course. But in this type of situation, the only way to come out on top is to remember: We are higher on the evolutionary ladder!