Recent news reports have showed 13-year-old angler Aidan Medley proudly standing next to a 340-pound bull shark, hanging dead on a dock scale at Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach, Florida. He cranked the fish in himself, noting to reporters that many anglers lack the skill to do what he did.
And he did it last year with a 550-pound bull. And a 461 the year before.
Next in the angler's sights: hammerheads. Presumably we'll be seeing more shots of young Aidan posing proudly next to large, dead hammerheads.
What motivates this young man? According to comments made to the press, he (1) likes doing it and mounts his prizes for display on his wall, and (2) "he's fascinated by the ocean and wants to be a marine biologist" (WPTV.com).
Given that information, I'd like to hear what visitors to this blog think about this young angler's news-making big-shark weigh-ins. Right or wrong and why? Or put another way, what message would YOU like to send to young Aidan?
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