Why is killing sharks bad? Sharks play a vital role in the oceans in a way that the average fish does not. Most sharks serve as top predators at the marine food pyramid, and so play a critical role in ocean ecosystems. Directly or indirectly they regulate the natural balance of these ecosystems, at all levels, and so are an integral part of them. As they usually hunt old, weak or sick prey, they help to keep the prey population in good condition, healthy and strong, enabling these more naturally fit animals to reproduce and pass on their genes.
Do these so called killing machines who are looking for revenge trying to eat anyone who steps foot in their home. Or are they just another fish trying to survive how they know how to. The possibility of getting bit by these sharks are as low as can be. At one time there was a reward out for anyone who had proof that they were bitten by a shark (Choi). There is a higher chance of getting struck by lightning or a vending machine falling on you than getting bitten by a shark.
The Reflection Paper on the “Sharkwater” The Sharkwater is a documentary created by Rob Stewart in 2006. The movie raises an important question about the survival of sharks, one of the most ancient creatures on the planet. It makes people look on these creatures from different point of view. I cannot say I treated sharks only like monstrous characters from films like Jaws or Sharknado before I saw this documentary. But it made to think more about the fate of these animals.
Sharks have been swimming the world’s oceans for more than 400 million years - 100 years before the first dinosaurs appeared (Griffin et al., 2008). Sharks fall under the kingdom Animalia, the phylum Chordate and the class chondrichthyes. There are more than 400 known shark species found in the ocean (Musick and Musick, 2011). In the ocean, sharks help maintain the health of ocean ecosystems and help regulate and maintain the balance of the marine environment (Griffin et al., 2008). These sharks have slow growth rates and reach sexual maturity at a relatively late age compared to other marine fish, which leaves their population vulnerable to any outside sources (Musick and Musick, 2011).
There are many people who make a positive impact on this problem as well as a negative impact.These people are called Stakeholders and the following are stakeholders on the issue of Shark Extinction. Rob Stewart was a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, conservationist and most importantly he was an advocate for Sharks. He spent his life learning about sharks and finally decided to go underwater and meet the Sharks. When he met the sharks he knew that he seemed like a threat to them, but after spending days in the ocean with them he learned how majestic they were to our ecosystem. To spread awareness about sharks he created a documentary called Sharkwater.
Based on its characteristics, the Megalodon and the Great White sharks are related, but are not direct descendents. Theories for its extinction are the decrease of temperature in the water and its prey migrating into colder waters. However, some refuse to accept that the Megalodon shark is extinct. They believe the shark migrated to lower waters and feed upon undiscovered creatures. We will not know until we go down in the deepest depths of the oceans, discover a fresh “megatooth”, or have a
It usually thrives in reefs but it is also easily found in hard bottom areas, mangroves, seagrass flats, and shipwrecks. This beautiful looking fish packs a punch: The fish has venomous spines that deliver an extreme pain that can last for days. In extreme cases, the venom can even cause paralysis. The LIonfish is an apex predator on the reefs using its fins to coral small fish and anything it can fit into it’s mouth into a corner before it strikes quickly swallowing it whole. The lionfish feeds on an array of over 50 species including ecologically and economically important species.
Yellowtail is a highly prized game fish. Description: The species are long with streamlined bodies of greenly blue color on the dorsal surface shading to silvery white beneath. Fish fins are yellowish. The Yellowtail Kingfish can grow up to 2.5 m as total length and can weigh up to 70 kg with records close to 100 kg. However, most caught off piers are fish under 5 kg in weight.
When the great white shark is a little pup its usually only 5 feet long, when it gets to be and adult it can reach up to 20 feet long. Even an extremely good swimmer can 't out swim the great white shark. The great white shark can smell a tiny drop of blood in 1 billions drops of water. When the great white shark is born it must get away from its mom and dad because if not, the mom and dad might think their pup is something for them to eat. The great white shark is in the waters in, Africa, Australia, China, Japan, and New Zealand.
The best scenes in the movie take place on the boat. These are the scenes that makes Jaws great, three main characters trying their best to stay alive and to kill the shark before it kills any more people. This film was selected by the national film registry as culturally significant motion picture. The editing used during last quarter of this film is amazing the shark disappears and reappears like in game of cat and