Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Nature Red In Tooth and Claw

A well known quote from Lord Tennyson on nature's survival of the fittest, this brought home more than ever yesterday with the death of Steve Irwin. Karen and I have spent much of our waking hours underwater with these placid creatures. All creatures of the sea have the ability to protect themselves. It is a shame that such a freak accident will undoubtably lead to characterizing the stingray with the same fears as subscribed to the shark.