Only a few fish species compare or exceed the Omega 3 content found in sardines - examples pink salmon, chinook salmon, herring, and Hoki, a cold deep water fish from New Zealand. For this very reason, sardines are the preferred food on the palates of many large marine animals such as sharks, dolphins, seals, whales and discerning seabirds, including gannets and penguins. Since Omega 3 is food for large mammals, they are also good for your brain, joints and libido, I should suggest to the Chinese a gourmet of sardine fins soup instead of shark fin soup. But then....we first need to reposition the price of sardines!
January – Palau; worked with two x 1250w HMI lights in Chandelier Cave and plane wreck Feb – glued to my desk to finish the video and book for Elysium March : was at CITES to witness the big win for sharks and mantas April 11– the premiere of ELYSIUM Epic at the Australian National Maritime Museum April – interacted with sperm and Blue whales in Sri Lanka May – exploratory trip to Gardens of the Queen Cuba June – Celebrate the Sea - Ban of all Shark’s product in Brunei July – started a shoot for a book project and a 2 day shoot at Aiyanar – gorgeous resort – will be back very soon! Aug – Cocos with hundreds of hammerhead and dive to 308m on a submersible Sep – had fun shooting flashers and skeleton shrimps at Lembeh Strait Oct – annual expedition to an ancient sea – Cenderawasih Bay – happy to be among 10 whale sharks and working with Erin McFadden Nov- played with those whimsical sea lions at La Paz and of course received the NOGI award from the American Academy of Science and Arts – Thank you Emory for nominating and all that have voted for me Dec – a very colourful trip with my favourite boat – MSY Seahorse to Raja Ampat and Triton Bay
Thank you to all for being part of my year – you have contributed and I am indebted. Here in a short slide show, I like to share a few pictures with you - http://youtu.be/DkOFsJN8XKI
I like to wish you a very Merry New Year and the very best for the next! Look forward to sharing the same ocean with you soon.