Jesus, how bad is the biodiversity picture? It’s so bad that the plight of a much-feared, perfect killing-machine predator like the hammerhead shark can make you cry.

If you doubt that, just look at this photograph.

Call me guilty of anthropomorphizing, but tell me you don’t look at this image and feel the same pangs: this hammerhead looks damned sad, beaten even. There’s no doubt it could turn around in the blink of an eye and bite in half the diver behind it, but it looks for all intents and purposes as if it’s completely lost the will to do so. And that’s how bad the biodiversity picture is: “Jaws” doesn’t scare us anymore … not the way it did in 1976. Instead, it breaks our hearts.

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