"Extinct" Shark found at busy fishmarket
2014-01-16 0:00

By Elizabeth Leafloor | Red Ice Creations

Despite an excess of bad news being reported about how the planet and all its inhabitants are doomed (almost certainly immediately) due to things like nuclear war, climate change, depopulation, overpopulation, pollution, the ozone layer, and Kim Kardashian, there are some news stories that make you realize that things arent as completely catastrophic as some are ready to announce.

While sharks and marine life in general are under great threat from habitat destruction and commercial fishing, there are threads of good news about extinction - or lack thereof.

A shark species thought to be long extinct has been found in a busy Kuwait fish market.


I was here the whole time!

A single specimen of the smoothtooth blacktip shark was discovered in 1902, and because no other specimens of the fish had ever been found by scientists since that time, it was declared extinct.

Fast forward to 2013 and smoothtooth blacktip sharks are not only NOT extinct, theyre regularly on the menu at fish markets across the Middle East. Someone should have informed the experts.

This isnt the only recent reporting of extinct animals who were just keeping an understandably low profile. Namely:

a deadly jellyfish,

an elusive whale,

a Saint Lucia serpent,

an Israeli frog,

among many others.


Theres even the modern possibility of bringing extinct animals back from the grave, as seen with the Lazarus Project, where scientists recreated the genome and dead cells of an extinct frog. Scientific teams are hoping to use DNA from a mammoth to resurrect the great wooly beasts, stirring debates on ethics.

[De-Extinction: Who wants to live alongside sabre-toothed tigers? ]

So while threats to ourselves, our environment, and our whole planet are real and need to be addressed, its also important to recognize that evidence demonstrates its not yet an irreversible downhill spiral, and things are often not as bad as theyre reported.

Unless were talking Fukushima. Thats pretty bad.


By Elizabeth Leafloor, Red Ice Creations



Sources:

TreeHugger
Grist




Related Articles
De-Extinction: Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible
The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction
Leading Anthropologist Says Human Beings "Extinction Proof"
Woolly mammoth with flowing blood found for first time, Russian scientists claim
Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years
Yes America, Fukushima IS a BIG Deal
Japan plans to re-create meltdown to learn more about Fukushima crisis
New dolphin species discovered in Australia
New Species of Mammal Discovered in Andes
Hermit Crab Species Found Alive for First Time
Most Earth species still unknown: Brazil expert
Scientists discover 24 new lizard species in Caribbean


Latest News from our Front Page

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female
2015-04-25 4:52
Shieldmaidens are not a myth! A recent archaeological discovery has shattered the stereotype of exclusively male Viking warriors sailing out to war while their long-suffering wives wait at home with baby Vikings. (We knew it! We always knew it.) Plus, some other findings are challenging that whole “rape and pillage” thing, too. Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided ...
Off Your Knees, Germany! Ernst Zundel 1983 - 2003
2015-04-25 1:15
For more information on the holocaust, how the war was forced upon Germany, and the REAL victims of the second world war see: http://gblt.webs.com/Real_Holocaust.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20130806074314/http://www.666blacksun.org/ http://www.zundelsite.org/
IRS Drops Attack For Six Years – No Evidence of Jurisdiction
2015-04-24 20:29
A big congrats to a friend I’ve been working with for several years, he stood up to the predators commonly called the “IRS” and they dropped their attack. Thanks also for providing me with the proof below. The criminals called the “IRS” initiated an attack claiming my friend was required to file six tax returns, or explain how he made ...
Into Eternity - Finland's 100,000 Year Massive Underground Spent Nuclear Fuel Program
2015-04-24 20:49
Into Eternity is a documentary about a deep geological repository for nuclear waste. The concept of long-term underground storage for radioactive waste has been explored since the 1950s. The inner part of the Russian doll-like storage canisters is to be composed of copper. Hence in the case of Onkalo it is tightly linked to experiments on copper corrosion in running ...
SPLC Accuses Oath Keepers of Inciting “Armed Confrontation” Over Sugar Pine Mine
2015-04-24 20:22
The Southern Poverty Law Center has accused Oath Keepers of inciting an armed confrontation with BLM authorities over the Sugar Pine Mine dispute in Oregon, despite the fact that the organization has explicitly stated that it is not promoting armed confrontation with the feds. In an article provocatively posted on the organization’s ‘Hatewatch’ section entitled Oath Keepers Descend Upon Oregon with ...
More News »