Who would win: a croc or a shark?

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Good morning pod,

How have you been this week? Whether you’ve had a great week or need cheering up, let’s kick off with this heartwarming video of aspiring conservationist Aneeshwar, 6, meeting his hero Steve Backshall (if you’re short on time, skip to 4:11 for the best bit):

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The hot, deep take 🤯

Woah - the deep dive and hot take have combined this week to address the issue of the moment: the controversial new Netflix documentary Seaspiracy. So, buckle up and let’s dive in to hear the mixed opinions.

ConspiraSEA

First of all, why (oh why) did they miss out on the perfect pun?!

Revealing the harm caused by overfishing

Putting the name aside, the documentary opened many people’s eyes to the harm we’re doing to our oceans

Food security

Yet, several experts have pointed out the documentary’s lack of depth around food security and small-scale subsistence fisheries

Diversity & intersectionality

As well as highlighing troubling diversity issues within the documentary

What did you think? 🤔

For those of you who have already watched Seaspiracy, what do you think? Did it make you reconsider your impact on the ocean? Did a lack of depth frustrate you? Join the discussion in the comments…

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Looking forward to hearing your thoughts when you’ve watched the show and we’ll be back in your inbox next week. See you then!

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