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SF360: Jumping the Shark

SF360: Jumping the Shark

I had always thought I’d like to be thrown to the sharks when I died. Turns out, that plan wouldn’t work so well: As I learned in Rob Stewart‘s alarming, moving, gorgeously shot documentary about the rapid decline of sharks, these animals do not actually really eat humans. And, with the stunning popularity of shark fin soup, we are eating them into extinction. Stewart’s “Sharkwater,” which combines the cinematography chops of a “Winged Migration” or a “March of the Penguins“…in which the connection between a shark’s diet and the oxygen in our air becomes clear. (Believe it or not, we actually need sharks to breathe). Doug Young reports.

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