Okay. Not true. Captain Paul Watson has no freaking idea who I am. Or whether I have or have not watched Sharkwater. But the fact remains that, as a direct result of the Captain’s arrest, I am watching Sharkwater on this rainy Sunday afternoon.
Fact on the ground: Captain Paul Watson was arrested in Germany. Here are reports so far from Sea Shepherd, the Cyber Whale Warrior community, Digital Journal and in Ecorazzi.
As noted in the reports, the arrest warrant issued by Costa Rica appears to be related to Captain Watson’s and the Sharkwater filmmakers’ (including the amazing Rob Stewart, whose mission was the making of Sharkwater, and who wrote, produced and directed it) encounter with some illegal fishing of sharks by a vessel flying a Costa Rican flag, or was it flying another flag in Costa Rican waters. Or were they in Galapagos Island Waters.
Clearly I don’t know much. Which is why I went searching for how to watch Sharkwater. What I found was that Sharkwater was accessible in snippets on YouTube, posted by Isurus3. I had confessed earlier today to my marine animal loving cadre, the folks over at Cyber Whale Warrior and Save Misty the Dolphin, that I had only seen the trailer. That turned out not to be true. Today I discovered that I had, in fact, watched Sharkwater last year; I just don’t recall how.
So for your convenience, and mine, those snippets of Sharkwater:
So, here’s the thing. As wonderful as YouTube is and all that, I am trying to download iTunes (I don’t freaking have iTunes on my computer? WTF!) so that I can download an HD version of Sharkwater and watch it on my big(ger) screen. All at once. Well, the streamy thing is, well, you know.
And besides which, I want to support more work to protect sharks, and the guys at Sharkwater are doing just that.
What can we do? Watch the movie, sign a pledge to help spread the word about the dire situation that fishermen are creating for sharks. And for you and me.
Let the governments know that Captain Paul Watson is the hero here and that they are prosecuting the good guys.
So, Captain Paul. Thank you for every every everything you do; but really, next time, check to see if I’ve seen the movie.