Time and time again, nature reveals us that reality could be stranger than fiction. Here are 25 of the most wondrous and outlandish animals to walk on, crawl over, swim by means of, and soar above this planet.
The straight-faced Mermaids specials (trailer below) principally play like Alien Autopsy for a brand new technology, although no less than the infamous Fox special had Fact or Fiction?” as a nudge-nudge subtitle. Both Animal Planet specials purportedly present video of mermaids in the Greenland Sea, with actors enjoying scientists ( credits ). The specials additionally darkly suggest there’s authorities cover-up of mermaid proof, full with a spin-off web site that says it has been seized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.
The goal is to maneuver from being perceived by viewers as paternalistic, preachy, and observation-primarily based to being seen as lively, entertaining and edgy. That means targeting adults 25-49, rather than full families, with less voice-of-God narration and extra visceral imagery and sounds. Think of it as swapping a drab narrator saying that a lion is about to kill its prey for the blood-curdling scream of the doomed creature because it meets its demise.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 32 percent of all world fisheries are overexploited, depleted, or recovering ” and one other 50 percent are fully exploited (as of 2010). Overfishing is the single greatest threat to the ocean setting, but this isn’t simply an environmental downside. Fish are a critically essential pure useful resource, with more than three billion people getting no less than 15 % of their protein from the ocean. Although human population progress continues to be increasing, we cannot be capable to increase the amount of fish we’re taking from the ocean.
I fail to notice how Crocodile Hunter-esque programming has anything to do with this alleged rise in the possession of animals like lions and bears. I think that is Harrison’s more ridiculous claim. In fact, I don’t recall too lots of Irwin’s programming featuring tigers, and to a far lesser extent, interacting with them. Newer applications that includes the controversial Dave Salmoni, equivalent to Into the Pride fit that bill.