West Coast Great White Sharks are endangered – population around 340

A group of environmentalists have petitioned the federal government to put West Coast Great White Sharks as an endangered species. From an L.A. Times article:

The northeastern Pacific Ocean population of great whites is genetically distinct and in danger of extinction, according to the petition. Researchers have estimated that there are about 340 individuals in the group that are mature or nearly so.

“There could be fewer than 100 breeding females left,” said Geoff Shester, the California program director of Oceana, an international group focused on protecting the world’s oceans.


Wow, just a few hundred of these guys out there. Even though the ocean is a huge place, that small number would probably still inspire enormous fear in people, despite the extreme rarity of shark attacks.


Great White Shark (photo: cdngrlnaomi)

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  1. Aug07raventeeth Well, Casey is a lying sociopath. All signs seem to inicdate that the child is dead and, whether accidental or intentional, Casey is probably responsible. She’s a sick, sick person. The cops aren’t looking for a live kid; they’re looking for a body. I believe that they have the forensics back on the car trunk, and that they aren’t releasing the info yet, but they are definitely looking for a body. Makes me wonder if maybe Casey left the child in the car on a hot day, while she was in one of the bars drinking and partying, and maybe Caylee died from the heat. Maybe she then disposed of the body and started lying. I suppose that the reason I’m thinking like that is because I just can’t imagine a mother intentionally killing her child, but then, I know that happens. Anyway, all Casey’s reactions and responses are ALL WRONG! I just can’t see any real emotion that looks like grief coming from her.And I think that her mom, Cindy, is in some mindwarping denial here. She doesn’t want to believe that Caylee is dead and her daughter is responsible. It’s really sad, but she isn’t going to believe it until they find a body.Casey’s Dad, he’s an ex cop. I think he probably gets the picture. but what can he do? Anyway, I believe that the grandparents are doing everything they can. They’re cooperating with the police and telling them everything they know or think they know.What really blows my mind is the strange remarks coming out of Casey that Caylee is close to home . . . I just feel it. And saying that Caylee would be home for her birthday on Saturday. What is she, some kind of psychic? Man that’s weird really weird. She’s kidnapped or, more likely, dead! Saying she’s feels she’s close to home is probably why they are looking for a body close to home.Anyway, it’s some really sick thing going on. Makes me ill. I don’t get why Cindy is so diplomatic with Casey. Heaven forbid, but if it were me and my daughter had misplaced her baby, they wouldn’t be able to play audio tapes of the conversations on the media. It would be one big bleep. I’d be at that jail screaming in her face EVERY DAY.And the lying never stops. Now the lies are conflicting. From she’s safe, she’ll be home soon to her life’s in danger; can’t risk the cops going in there because they might kill Caylee. Oh, come on! She’s not safe; she’s not coming home alive, and I don’t believe these mysterious kidnappers even exist. Why would any mother not report her child missing for a month? It’s just not possible. Normal people would have freaked out the first day and called the police immediately. It’s all HOGWASH!!! Casey should be taken to a mental hospital and they should administer sodium pentathol, under doctor’s orders, just to see if any truth spills out. But then, that would probably be a violation of her freakin’ rights. Kind of makes you miss the good old days when they would have taken a phone book to her ’til she got down to telling the truth.I wonder if Casey’s boyfriend ever made any comments about not wanting a child. Does anyone remember Diane Downs and the book and movie Small Sacrifices ? That’s what this reminds me of. I think this self-centered skank did away with the kid, because being a mom wasn’t in line with her self-identity of being a sleazy bar tramp. If she did do what it seems like she did, I hope she rots in prison forever. In fact, last time I checked, they still had the death penalty in Florida.

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