The Countdown has Started!

In one week from now I’ll be driving up the coast from L.A to San Fransisco.

Only been in the States once before, 10 hours stop in Atlanta on my way to Buenos Aires. I rushed into town to see as much as possoble. My plan was to see the world’s biggest aquarium, the Coca Cola factory, and continue from there.
Well… that didn’t happen. The fish crazy Dave got mesmerized by the whalesharks, hammarheads, stingrays, spidercrabs………and had to rush back to the airport almost missing his flight.

And as much as I dislike the idea of animals in captitvity, I have to admit that giving children the possibility to be so close to a hammarhead shark might increase their understanding and respect for these beautiful animals.

My Support to Sea Shepherd, join!

Those who know me know I’am crazy about sharks, diving and everything that has to do with the ocean.

It’s very sad to see how our oceans get more and more destroyed day by day. But there are people out there who dedicate their lives to making this world a better place. Here is my support to Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Organization and, particularly, its division in Argentina.

Fernando: Keep up the good work!!!

Here is the text in English for those of you who don’t understand Spanish. It is a very important message, so spread the word.

Hi, my name is Dave Castaldo, and I want to tell you why I support Sea Shepherd.

Today I am going to talk about one of the most marvellous species that inhabit our oceans: The sharks.
These magnificent creatures have survived millions of years in this planet, but now they are in risk of dissapearing…forever.
Every year, 100 million sharks are brutally killed by the fishing mafias that traffic their fins.
It is more than 11.000 sharks every hour, it is nuts!

In Argentina, there are many endangered species. The fishing of Spiny dogfish and hammerhead sharks in the coasts of the country is irreparable damage to our ecosystem.
We need sharks, much more than they need us. Did you know that without sharks we would run out of oxygen?

This ruthless massacre has already killed 90% of the existing sharks.
Damage is unrecoverable, and the killing has to stop.
Sea Shepherd is a conservation society involved by direct action in defense of the whales, sharks, seals and dolphins around the world. More than 30 years have turned them in the most aggressive, active and effective organization.

We need REAL action, to defend our marine ecosystem… 70% of the planet we inhabit.
Get information about this and other campaigns by visiting http://www.seashepherd-arg.com.ar (www.seashepherd.org for those outside Argentina) or get in touch by writing to argentina@seashepherd.org.
From Sweden, I am Dave Castaldo, supporting Sea Shepherd for the Oceans and for us.