The Hidden World of Sharks

Monday, June 20, 2011

Juliet Eilperin, environmental reporter for The Washington Post, looks at the ways different people and cultures relate to sharks, the ocean’s top predator. She reminds us why sharks remain among nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Demon Fish: Travels through the Hidden World of Sharks takes us from Belize to South Africa to show us how sharks live and why they are at risk of extinction.


Juliet Eilperin

Comments [8]


Wonderful interview, Hodgeman kills, and the guest is charming, receptive, and obviously well informed.

Jun. 22 2011 02:37 AM

Yeah, sharks treated bad abroad is concidered "absurd torture" in USA? Those crazy japs never learn! What about water boarding or forcing iraki men get naked and pile them up and take photos of them? Absurd and kafkaesque torture, maybe even medieval evil.

Jun. 20 2011 06:48 PM

Jay Silva is right. Horrifying and should not be tolerated whatsoever!
What is up with the Japanese?! Culture f'ing Smulture, world community needs to speak out against this kind of absurd torture.

Jun. 20 2011 02:18 PM

I pity this author for being interviewed by a comedian who does not know when to be the straight man.

Jun. 20 2011 01:31 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Before "Jaws," there was "Blue Water, White Death," a documentary on great white sharks--which was pretty scary in itself. To draw a connection between this segment & the next, I saw Dick Cavett interview 1 (maybe both?) of the film's directors on his show. The shot straight down a shark's throat from inside a shark cage really spooked me--in fact, I didn't want to see "Jaws" when it came out & didn't watch it till years later!

Jun. 20 2011 01:21 PM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

What could be a very interesting interview is being marred by the constant "witty" jokes.

Jun. 20 2011 01:21 PM
Ken from Soho

The guest is wrong; sharks are NOT fish. True fish have bones and scales.

Jun. 20 2011 01:21 PM
Jay Silva from New York

The method of obtaining fins for sharkfin soup was mentioned in a shockingly lighthearted vein. Cutting off the fin of this majestic creature, then allowing it to sink and die is unconscionable cruelty. If this were being done to porpoises there would be a public outcry.

Why is there no outrage at this growing brutality aimed at sharks?

Jun. 20 2011 01:20 PM

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