After the movie Jaws came out people thought it would be macho to go and hunt sharks. There would be killing tournaments to see who could get the biggest shark. The biggest shark that was ever caught was a 20 foot long great white shark. People are also overfishing sharks. There is a huge problem with finning for shark steaks or shark fin soup.
When crew members on lookout would spot a whale, a signal was yelled out and the ship lurched towards the area in sight. Smaller crew ships consisting of a harpooner and a shipmate would be lowered and the men would row their way to the whale. When a harpooner’s weapon hit its target, prongs within the point of the harpoon would open up and latch themselves inside the whale. Terrified, the creature would swim as hard as it could, losing blood at an alarming rate. On many occasions, as the whale slowed from exhaustion, the whalers would cut the muscles in the back of its neck to exhaust it further and prevent it from being able to lift its head up.
Next, when Louie sits in his raft he was, “ Louie was furious at the sharks. He stewed all night, scowled hatefully at them all day, and decided that if the sharks were going to try to eat him, he’d try to eat them. He and Phil made a plan “ (126). Louie begins to get furious and is determined to kill the sharks from hunger, and of hatred. When Louie is in Naoetsu, “... a heavy wooden beam…
In Life of Pi, Pi is the protagonist of the story. Pi is trapped on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific with four animals. They kill each other in order to stay alive. On the lifeboat, they have no food and water, so they are hungry and thirsty. Orange juice is a peaceful orangutan, but she becomes violent when facing the hyena.
The boat stayed in tacked. Luscious Luke was now scared for his own life. So, he himself started fighting the big green beast. He yelled, “Curse you, You are as ugly as a mole rat!” Boo got angry and replied, “I will tear your head off like a piece of paper and eat you for
This quote shows the dangers of whaling because it is common for men to be injured at sea. Whales are enormous creatures whos instinct is to fight for their lives if they are in danger, leading them to cause destruction on ships and kill the men who hunt them. Once the whale is dead, the task of bringing the whale towards the ship is even harder. The crew works six hour shifts until the body is processed, taking days to finish depending on weather or size of whale. “Trying out a whale could take as long as three days.
When Tillicum gets upset he kills people with no reason. Dwain was a trainer at Sea World and was one of the best workers. Animals gave lots of energy when all of the trainers went on a boat to see the killer whales. The whales have a part of their brain we don’t have called paralimbic cleft. When a whale is moved from its mom it makes weird sounds to humans, but it is upset and sad and calling for its mom and family.
In the documentary Blackfish, two women recount the story of a Sealand trainer, Keltie Byrne, falling into a pool of orcas and ultimately paying the cost of her own life. These women and an entire crowd of people watched in horror as Tilikum, one of the orcas, pulled her to the bottom of the pool and all three of the orcas took turns tossing her around until she drowned. Since then, orcas have been viewed as dangerous and lethal. However, this is just not the case. These majestic animals are gentle and at times playful in their natural habitat.
To illustrate, Dawn Brancheau was a trainer at SeaWorld and on February 24, 2010 she was dragged down into the water and mauled by Tilikum, a 12,000 pound killer whale who had a history of being aggressive (Cowperthwaite) . Tilikum was captured just at 2 years old. Many killer whales in the wild are not aggressive or hyperactive, so while being in captivity Tilikum adopted these traits thus causing the death of Dawn and many others. Similarly, throughout the years there have been numerous accounts of killer whale trainers being injured or killed (Halverstadt). The killer whales in captivity are very hostile, when the trainers get in the water it's a perfect opportunity for the whales to grab them and drag them down.
In Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago was a “Code Hero” who exemplified the admirable qualities of perseverance through his actions. Santiago was an example of perseverance when he was out at sea for two days trying to catch fish. While out on the sea, he catches a big marlin that won’t give up without a fight. While trying to catch the marlin Santiago starts dealing with problems physically, such as his hand cramping up and when the rope gets pulled too hard it cuts his right hand.