Archive for shark fin

Smithsonian Ocean Planet Exhibit

Posted in conservation, news, production, video with tags , , , on October 17, 2008 by shawnheinrichs

Blue Sphere Media marine life and conservation footage was featured in the Smithsonian Ocean Planet – Oceans in Peril exhibit. A&E Television created a film that took viewers on a journey from the shallow seas to the deepest parts of the oceans. Along the way they experienced the wonders and tragedies of the current state of our Oceans.

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San Diego Undersea Film Festival – Show Opener

Posted in conservation, news, production, video with tags , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2008 by shawnheinrichs

Sardine Run: Charging Dolphins – Breaching Whales earned the special honor of being the show opener for this years San Diego UnderSea Film Festival.

Charging Dolphins – Breaching Whales” 5 minute preview of the full film drops you into the sardine run with the dolphins and whales taking center stage. The day begins on the shores of the wild coast. Moving off shore, we join a group of humpbacks migrating north. The activity heats up as common dolphins trap a shoal of sardines. Joined by cape gannets, they launch an all-out assault on the baitball.  Further offshore, pods of bottlenose dolphins catch wind of the activity and charge in. Will they make it in time for the feast?

Video: Charging Dolphins – Breaching Whales

Australasia – Australia Shark Fishery Petition

Posted in conservation, news, photography with tags , , , , on June 27, 2008 by shawnheinrichs

Petition challenges Australia shark fishery
May 27, 2008 – At a time when the global community is finally taking notice that sharks are in desperate need of protection, Australia’s state of Queensland is preparing to take a major step backwards in the Great Barrier Reef reserve.

With shark populations already declining as commercial fishermen catch over 700 tonnes of sharks per year, the government is now planning to create a licensed shark fishery in the reserve with little or no protection offered to many endangered species of sharks. Sustaining the shark fishery seems to be of greater importance than preservation of sharks and the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

A petition has been drafted to stop the creation of a licensed shark fishery in the Great Barrier Reef. To learn more about the shark fishery and the state of sharks in the world’s ocean, visit the Shark Savers Web site.

-Shawn Heinrichs

(Photos courtesy Danielle Heinrichs.)

CNN American Morning – Tiger Shark Footage

Posted in conservation, news, production, video with tags , , , , , on February 29, 2008 by shawnheinrichs

In the wake of several shark attacks that stirred up a media frenzy, CNN – American Morning aired tiger shark footage I shot during the filming of Shark Angels. The footage showed the gentle nature of tiger sharks as they interacted with the girls and Rob Stewart. The combination of compelling footage and facts about the true nature of sharks helped to cool the media hype.

 

NBC Today Show – Shark Footage Featured

Posted in conservation, news, production, video with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2008 by shawnheinrichs

In the wake of several shark attacks that stirred up a media frenzy, NBC Today Show aired tiger shark footage I shot during the filming of Shark Angels. The footage showed the gentle nature of tiger sharks as they interacted with the girls and Rob Steward. The combination of compelling footage and facts about the true nature of sharks helped to cool the media hype.

 

CNN Andersen Cooper – Tiger Shark Footage Featured

Posted in conservation, news, production, video with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by shawnheinrichs

In the wake of several shark attacks that stirred up a media frenzy, CNN – Andersen Cooper aired tiger shark footage I shot during the filming of Shark Angels. The footage showed the gentle nature of tiger sharks as they interacted with the girls and Rob Steward. The combination of compelling footage and facts about the true nature of sharks helped to cool the media hype.

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival – Selected

Posted in conservation, news, production with tags , , , , on January 31, 2008 by shawnheinrichs

Unnatural Selection was featured at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival this weekend at the Arlington Theater. The Film will be shown along with other headline films such as “Shark Water” by Rob Stewart

Unnatural Selection” is a powerful film that portrays the tragic decimation of sharks and shark populations by humans and the shark fin industry. Beautiful images of lush tropical marine settings are juxtaposed with the all-too-common scene below the surface of dead sharks littering the bottom, their fins cut off to feed an insatiable market for shark fin.

Video: Unnatural Selection