Category Archives: Video

Murmurs in the Sky

Thought you might like to see this, recently tweeted (no pun intended) by writer Margaret Atwood. Clearly she’s a fan of ShoalBehaviour too.

For me, the most amazing thing about this, apart from the sheer mind-blowing beauty of it is, as Dylan Winter asks in the film, how do the birds avoid crashing, and how are messages transmitted so quickly between one bird and the next? It really does seem that they’re part of one giant organism. 

One person with a view about this is Rupert Sheldrake,  Perrott-Warrick Professor (2005–2010) at Trinity College Cambridge. His controversial views concerning what he calls Morphic Fields are interesting because they offer us an alternative to a simple ‘rule-based’ understanding of our world and instead suggest that our actions, our thoughts, even the shape of our bodies might be part of something much much larger.

Black Swan

I came across this amazing video today  at work, and thought you might like to see it. Freediver Julie Andersen dancing with an oceanic white-tip, frequently called the ‘most dangerous shark in the world’.

There’s been so much rubbish said and written about sharks and initiatives like the WA Shark Cull are prime examples of our irrational fears made flesh. These acts of mindless killing (which are unlikely to work) lead to terrible consequences in the real world for individual animals, and entire populations. Sharks are essential components of the marine ecosystem. Widespread hunting and finning operations threaten populations all over the world and as such, all life in the oceans. Sharks are NOT naturally dangerous to humans, as this video demonstrates, humans are NOT their natural prey.

See the full video in context here
For more information about the plight of sharks and how you can help, try:

Hearts for Sharks
Sea Shepherd