Chapter 1: In Chapter 1, we have been introduced to the three main characters in the book, the setting and also the relationship that exists between the characters. • Abel Jackson, is a ten year old boy who loves the sea, “Abel loved being underwater” (Page 5, and is an excellent diver and “could never remember a time when he could not dive” (Page 5). His mum is his teacher, “Everything he knew on land or under the sea he learned from her” (Page 6). He searches for abalone with his mum around the front of Robbers Head. This is where he meets the biggest fish he had ever seen, thinking it is a shark, for the first time.
The book “I Survived the Shark Attack” is a thrilling fictional tale about a boy who got attacked by a shark and survived. This tale is based on shark attacks in the summer of 1916. The story takes place in New Jersey in a small city called Elm Hills near the atlantic ocean. Chet Roscow is a friendly, brave, and adventurous 10 year old boy. His family is constantly moving because his father is always chasing new business ideas.
In the article about the shark attack in South Africa by ESPN, the article talks about surfing professional Mick Fanning’s unbelievable escape from a great white shark attack. Mick Fanning and Julian Wilson were competing in the J-Bay Open in Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa. As the men were swimming out into the bay on their surf boards Fanning’s board was attacked by the great white shark. The shark grabbed the cord by Fanning’s ankle. Fanning was dragged off the board and into the water, but he kicked, punched and screamed at the shark and took his ankle cord off.
Jaws was directed by Steven Spielberg and edited by Verna Fields. Jaws won 3 Academy Awards they were for editing, best original dramatic score, and another for best sound. Jaws had many production issues when it came to the building of the shark to be used on the set in Martha Vineyard. Jaws was edited around the shark actually and you don't see the shark until about halfway through the film. So, by not overusing the shark actually makes the film feel more realistic and a lot scarier.
SeaWorld is one of the most visited amusement parks in the United States where families are able to get together and see animals and their trainers perform incredible stunts. However, SeaWorld has been under the flame after the public opinion of SeaWorld drastically changed after the release of the movie Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite in 2012. The documentary Blackfish helped exposed people to the reality of what was really going on behind the scenes at SeaWorld, with everything including their trainers to the overall well-being of the orca whales. Not only has Blackfish exposed how SeaWorld has shortened the lifespan of orcas in captivity, but it shined some light on how the orcas were living, how the orca’s behavior changed, how trainers
Captain Richard Phillips is a American sailor who is captain of the Maersk Alabama that was attacked in 2009. It was attacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa and captain Phillips and his crew all survived it all. In 2010 a movie came out about the story of Captain Phillips . Captain Phillips was born on May 16, 1955 in Massachusetts. Captain Phillips has a big family that consists of a wife, son, daughter, father, four sisters, and three brothers.
Rory McAuley, a shark expert with the Department of Fisheries, “asserts that the film Jaws is a seminal point for most media responses and the histrionic reporting reinforces popular images of great whites as man-eating predators” (Francis, 44) McAuley also states that “shark attacks do not need this form of hype because people are interested in[shark attacks] anyway.” (Francis, 44) Before the turn of the twentieth century, anything known about sharks was mostly based on “myths and sea lore.” (Francis, 45) Previous to more recent times, people believed sea monsters and serpents were skulking in the unknown depths of the ocean. When swimming became a popular recreational activity, the average swimmer knew or cared very little about sharks. During the 1900s, people in the United States did not believe that sharks attacked people, it was thought that they were harmless. However, in 1916, the people of America were astounded by a twelve day series of shark attacks in New Jersey that killed four people. The New York Times, and other popular newspapers headlined this event.
Dory, tagging along as a classroom helper, gets herself sucked into the undertow of the rays, and begins to remember pieces of her childhood. It’s from there Dory takes off on a blind quest to search for her parents meeting new fish with several different impairments on the way. Destiny, a whale shark who Dory knew at a young age, has limited vision causing her to bump into the sides of her tank often. Bailey, a beluga whale, who has a head injury causing interference with his echolocation. And Hank, an octopus, or a septopus, because he is missing a tentacle.
Show that social mobility is actually attainable. This was seen in chapter 6 in the Great Gatsby when having to learn the truth about Gatsby’s early life. Gatsby dropped out of college after two weeks, his occupation was an humiliating janitorial worker by means of which he paid his tuition. He worked on Lake Superior the next summer fishing for salmon and digging for clams. One day, he saw a yacht owned by Dan Cody, a wealthy copper mogul, and rowed out to warn him about an impending storm.
Shortly after a fire spread throughout the island, they realize that the boy with the birthmark is gone. Now everyone starts to fear that there may be an actual beast who took the little boy with the birthmark away. In chapter five, another impression of the beast was created during Ralph's meeting. In the meeting, a boy named Percival describes a new idea of the beast. He mentions that he saw a squid-like figure coming out of the sea (pg 83).
A couple minutes later something happened that no one suspected. A couple minutes after they got to the beach, Bethany was lying on her board and she was dangling her arm in the water. Before she knew it a shark came out the water and bit her arm clean off. Bethany didn’t panic, she didn’t even scream. She called out as calm as she could and said ‘’I just got attacked by a shark!’’ Alana’s dad had gotten to her first and pushed her up to the shore.
John Crowe, a man who was on a whale capturing trip, talked in a documentary about how his crew was instructed to cut open the dead whales, fill them with rocks, and sink them to the bottom of the ocean. Even he admitted that this was horrible and something he wish would have never happened (Sorren,
SeaWorld has been in the spotlight for several years now. Whether it is negative or positive publicity, someone is talking about SeaWorld; from the new animal births at their facility, killer whales attacking their trainer and the sudden unexplainable deaths of many of their animals. In 2013 the documentary “Blackfish” explained how SeaWorld’s animals and staff are really treated. Since the release of Blackfish, SeaWorld’s image and attendance has gone down the drain. SeaWorld San Diego’s attendance is down 12% and SeaWorld Orlando is down 8% (Weisberg, 2015).
Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful. Andy Dehart, Discovery Channel Shark Advisor, spoke about the North Carolina shark over fishing problem. The shark populations on the East Coast were extremely over-fished which lead to the over population of sting rays, a main food-stock for sharks. The stingrays in turn decimated the shellfish populations on the East Coast, leading to calm and shellfish shortages. This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine.
There was interviews with actual whale researchers and specialist saying that wild orcas live up to 100 years. The viewer of this documentary is going to believe an actual research or specialist over a simple animal trainer. The former trainers in the film admit to believing what they’re told by SeaWorld and now they know that the information SeaWorld told them was false. Seaworld made another false accusation when trainer Keltie Bryne fell into the pool and was pulled under by the six-ton orca Tilikum. Sealand of the Pacific said she drowned, but many people witnessed her getting pulled under.