There have been multiple incidents at SeaWorld when killer whales have attacked people. The most popular killer whale attack is the death of Dawn Brancheau by Tilikum, the largest male orca captive at SeaWorld Orlando. This was just one out of three deaths that Tilikum was involved in. He also played a part in the deaths of trainer, Keltie Lee Byrne, and park visitor Daniel Dukes. An autopsy completed by Dr. Joshua Stephany, a medical examiner, determined the injuries Brancheau had sustained after Tilikum had pulled her into the pool. When he was shaking her violently in his mouth in front of a crowd of viewers, her jaw, part of her vertebra, and several ribs were fractured., her left elbow and knee were dislocated. According to the autopsy, the orca was so violent that a portion of her scalp was “forcibly torn from the head” before she died of blunt force trauma to the head, neck and torso, and drowning when the Tilikum yanked her into SeaWorld 's pool Feb. 24, 2010. She had a “complete avulsion of the upper left extremity,” in other words — he tore her arm off. Are a few moments of entertainment really worth all this
Did you know sharks are the most feared animals in the ocean? Bethany Hamilton was just 13 when she was attacked by a shark off the shore of Kauai Hawaii in 2003. She was surfing with one of her friends and her friends dad was also there. And all of a sudden a 15 foot tiger shark snuck up on Bethany, and bit off her left arm. Her reaction wasn’t loud or frightening, it was calm. She didn’t have enough time to think about what had happened. After she got attacked, she calmly said “ I just got bit by a shark”, Bethany showed great resilience in overcoming a shark to achieve her surfing dream.
Director, writer, and producer, Gabriella Cowperthwaite, in her documentary, Blackfish, describes the shameless hunting and treatment of killer whales. Cowperthwaite’s purpose is to persuade us into opening our eyes to the reality of what we are doing to killer whales by confining them in captivity. She invents an emotionally wrenching tone in order to transmit to the adult viewers that living in captivity may not be acceptable life for the whales. The film effectively showed that the whales should not be kept in captivity by giving the audience examples of their signs of aggression and displays of emotion.
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.
Are you afraid of sharks? Because I am terrified of them. Weirdly enough this short story has nothing to do with sharks. This short story is called The Truth about Sharks written by Joan Bauer. It was an early morning when Beth got woken up by her alarm. It was her Uncle Al’s birthday party and beth needed to get pants. When Beth got to the mall she walked by Madge P. Groton the stocky, ugly security guard. Beth started to try on pants when she went to get another size and that when the trouble started. When she went to look for pants the security guard thought she was stealing and called the cops. When the cops arrested her she said she had evidence to show the cop that she didn´t steal. When she showed the cop the helper in the store and
In the short story “The Truth About Sharks”, author Joan Bauer creates a very strong interpretation of a bold main character named Beth, who is accused of shoplifting at a local store. Although she is faced with a very strong security guard, she stands up to her to get what she wants by telling the truth. Bauer uses character development, symbolism, and conflict, both internal and external, to explain Beth’s journey. Analysis of literary devices made in “The Truth About Sharks” reveal how Bauer makes a subtle connection between the character and the reader which creates a connection with the theme which is one should always stand up for what one believes is the truth, even when the odds are stacked against it.
Bethany Hamilton did not think twice about that decision. When Kauai local, Bethany Meilani Hamilton was thirteen she went surfing and was attacked by a Tiger Shark. The shark chomped off her left arm up to her shoulder, leaving only a nub. After surgery, she was ready to get back on her board. Bethany Hamilton is admirable, not only because she is a motivational speaker, author, and professional surfer, but also because of her bravery, determination, humility, and faith.
Chief of Police is a title given to an appointed official or an elected one in the chain of command of a police department. In both Jaws the movie, Directed by Steven Spielberg, and the novel Jaws, written by Peter Benchley, Martin Brody is a middle aged man who is happily married and a father of two. As a long time officer of the NYPD, Brody advances his policing career by being offered a job as Chief of Police on Amity Island; Brody discovers that “with great power comes great responsibility,” as he quickly realises that his power and his responsibility to protect the public as the newly appointed police chief is being undermined by the local people, a great white shark, and even himself. To combat these challenges,
“No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.” This compelling quote from William Godwin shows the importance of integrity, guilt, and most importantly, innocence. Innocence, is the exact opposite of guilt, wrong, sin, and disgrace. Joan Bauer is the author of the extraordinary short story, “The Truth About Sharks.” This realistic fiction short story has a shocking ending where the main protagonist, Beth changes her point of view about guilt and innocence. One sunny day, a young girl by the name of Beth traveled one day to “Mitchell Gail’s,” which is her “go to” store. Beth needs to purchase clothes for her Uncle Al’s birthday party. As she browses through clothes she meets a friendly employee whose name is Hannah. Hannah offers hold on to Beth’s belongings while she goes into the changing room to try on clothes. As soon as she steps out of the changing room, she is caught by Madge P. Groton who is the head security guard of the store. Madge accuses Beth of shoplifting, but in reality Beth hasn’t stolen anything. Beth begins to feel hopeless as she is escorted to the main security office within the store. When a police officer arrives to the store, Beth is put into custody and sits in the back of the officer’s squad car. Beth is able to convince the police officer to take her into the store to prove she is innocent. Once Hannah tells the police officer what “really” happened, Beth is let off the hook and she is proven to be innocent. Beth is
The watery descriptions are so vivid you can taste the salt, even when the going gets so tough, its hard to understand why the hell anything but a fish would be out in such major surf. While many tails about summiting mountains, distance swimming in open oceans or surfing waves "three refrigerators high" seem rather tall, Barbarian Days stays grounded in factual detail. The in-depth descriptions approach meditations on ocean currents, winds, reefs, surfing technique and surf board models, and yet fails to explain the question why. Certainly not the pursuit of glory, the author makes clear. Despite popular misconceptions, in the early days, the original surf culture downplayed heroics; boasts were bad form and showing off on a wave was as uncool as scoring points in a contest. In a sort of "right stuff" tone, Barbarian Days captures the authentic experience, without romance or glamour and portrays surfing as a cold, solitary test of courage. Though the author tells all, starting with his teenage addiction to waves, a mystery hangs over the book. Why freeze in stormy waters for eight hours, or summit peaks or struggle with a terminal disease against insurmountable odds? Is it human or superhuman to push the limits of tolerance when agony seems prevalent and ecstasy elusive? I once asked a three-time channel swimmer what kept him going in the cold dark
BREAKING NEWS… A death has occured this week on the calm waters of Big Moose Lake in New York. Two guests went out on a boat, but none returned. There has been no evidence of the second guest, Carl Gram, later found out to be Chester Gillette. The woman he went out onto the lake with, Grace Brown, was found dead with a head wound. They were staying at Glenmore Hotel, the most exquisite hotel of Big Moose Lake, before she died, and he went missing. There has been no evidence of him drowning, but after further research officials have found that there is a great chance “Carl” isn’t dead. Grace Brown gave one of the employee’s
The Megaladon and his family live in the Indian Ocean near the coral reef. The Megaladon’s name is Junior and the children are Max and Matthew. Another shark came out of nowhere and ate his children when the Megaladon went to find food. The Megaladon came ack to find all the sharks dead. The Megaladon wants revenge against the shark and gets a little wild. The megaladon swims all over the ocean and he killed the shark who ate his children. The Megaladon was finally happy.
It was the 24th of April, when Mindy and Thalia Montgomery had first been reported missing, by the frantic mother of the two girls. East Tilda had participated in the largest man hunt the town had experienced since 1987 (when young Eric Batters had gone missing, only to be found three days later hiding in a secret room in his basement, because his parents hadn't allowed him to go the local arcade), every abled body was on the lookout, all with the same goal; to find the two girls. This search, however, did not end with the same relief as the search for Eric Batters had done. The two girls had been found two days later by the local police force, dead, at the waters edge of Amber Lagoon, more commonly known as the infamous Dead Man's Pool; a popular destination for the youth of East Tilda. Their bodies were found lying in the large reeds at the waters edge, their necks at unnatural angles and their glassy eyes unblinking. The tide move in and out, nipping at the pruned toes of the bodies which once belonged to the two sisters, but which now were only home to mosquitos
Imagine a life where everything seems to revolve around one important element. And just as everything seems to be going well, it all changes within a matter of seconds. In the novel Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham, the protagonist, Jane Arrowood, had to experience this. She had a strong passion for drawing, but she was required to have her dominant arm amputated because of a shark attack. As she recovered slowly in the hospital, she showed her true inner strength when she learned to draw and write with her other hand. When I read this book I connected with Jane by being reminded of all the roadblocks I’ve hit during my basketball career, and I noticed there were learning experiences from Jane’s actions on how to conquer the journey of recovery.
Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a survivor? Learn from these people and their stories, Bethany Hamilton's, "Young Surfer Girl Tells Tale of Shark Attack" where she gets her arm bit off by a shark. Also, Hyeonseo Lee's, "My Escape from North Korea" where she fought for her and her family to live a free life outside of North Korea. Lastly, Aron Ralston's, "Trapped" where he manages to escape by amputating his arm from having it caught under a boulder. These people definitely have what it takes to be a survivor, with them having the traits: calmness, dedication, and determination.