• OliviaV
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    Which type of fishing is the least harmful to the environment?

    In the first discussion post, I talked about the death rates of sharks, and how that is dangerous for the natural world. Reckless fishing is one of the bigger factors that wipes out shark populations, and the type of...

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  • Olivia commented on the post, No More Suicides!

    Leslie, this is a conversation that is so important and I’m glad that you wrote about it. Teen suicide is sadly something that is common. It is not hard to find someone that is struggling and needs help, yet everyone is too scared to talk about it because everyone thinks they are alone. I really liked how you made it clear that these people are…Read More

  • Lisa, I commented on your last post about mental health and crime, and while I liked what you said there, I think this discussion is even better. I completely agree with the fact that true crime has many pros and cons to it. While there are some harmful factors, there are also ways that true crime is opening up discussions about injustice and…Read More

  • Olivia wrote a new post

    Why Do We Need To Save The Sharks?

    It is evident that the worlds shark population is rapidly decreasing, which supposedly causes negative effects on the overall health of the ocean. There are many demands that must be met in order to restore the shark population in...

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    • I really liked that you bring into consideration the existence of sharks in this post. I agree with you on how the media makes them seem evil, but in the end of the day, they are animals and killing seals is their instinct as they do so to survive, and killing humans isn’t as common as people would think. I also know that them going extinct would only affect the ocean food chain and the oceans overall.

    • I believe that we need to save our lives first, then try to help animals. Because there are people are getting killed everyday and no one is saying anything. What’s crazy is that when people found out about a turtle being trapped in a plastic bag they all started talking about it and sharing it all over social media. I’m not saying that’s wrong but don,t you think we all should do the same and more for those innocent people getting killed in front of their families in Palestine, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, china, and all the other countries. for no reason.

    • Olivia, you really touch on many preconceived notions many still have over sharks. People seem to forget that sharks are very important in the balance of the sea. Like you said, sharks don’t kill humans as much as people like to believe, and that’s because they’re more afraid of us then us afraid of them. I hope this will serve as an important catalyst in the change of view of how our humankind views sharks.

  • Alvaro! Your post is so interesting. This is such an important topic that not enough people are talking about. I am very fond of the ocean and all of its creatures, and I find it so sad when I see pictures of a seals stomach cut open with pure plastic filling it. I am also very involved in ocean conservation, and our trash may be the biggest…Read More

  • Lisa, I think that this is something really interesting. There is always two sides of any story, no matter who they are, or what they have done wrong. It is really difficult finding someone to place the blame on. While yes, the one why harms innocent people should be locked away, what about their mental health? Clearly this person is not right in…Read More


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