This Battle Between an Octopus and a Crab Has a Surprising Twist – National Geographic

Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Mag...

Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a recommended view from the National Geographic. It reports that as two divers zeroed in on a fight between a red octopus and a swimmer crab, an unexpected visitor gave their footage a shocking end. Enter ‘Whiskers’ – no, not the cat!

Source: This Battle Between an Octopus and a Crab Has a Surprising Twist

Of course, environmentalists will argue that the ecosystem’s careful balance is being tilted by the divers’ night lights….

Anyway, it’s something lighter in today’s news

Thousands of Sharks Found on Boat in Huge Illegal Haul in Galápagos Sanctuary – National Geographic

Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Mag...

Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The National Geographic reports that the confiscation of the Chinese ship and arrest of its 20 crew in the Galápagos show just how hard it is to protect marine sanctuaries.

Source: Thousands of Sharks Found on Boat in Huge Illegal Haul in Galápagos Sanctuary

This is a quite an amazing story and the amount of dead sharks found is staggering.

Whether it’s hunting protected fish and animals, or trafficing humans or narcotics, the perpetrators are flouting laws for huge financial gain.

Perhaps, it’s time to reintroduce hard labour for life?

Thoughts?