Shark Essays

  • Essay On White Sharks

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    Great white sharks have long since been feared. One of the deadliest ocean animals, their reputation has long since been tarnished. But as we research these beautiful creatures more and more, our fear of them decreases. Great white sharks, or carcharodon carcharias, are fearsome creatures. They rank number one on the scale of largest predatory fish and can grow to lengths of 23 feet and up to 2,400 pounds. Despite having developed a fearsome reputation, they are less common than other shark species

  • Watson And The Shark Analysis

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    The work of art that I have chosen for my final assignment is “Watson and the Shark” by John Singleton Copley. Brook Watson was a 14-year-old cabin boy on a British merchant ship. While moored in Havana, Cuba’s harbor, Watson was attacked by a shark while taking a swim. Some of his crewmates were able to rescue him by driving the shark off. The shark had bitten off his right foot. He ultimately had his leg amputated below the knee. His three-month recovery was in a Cuban hospital. The year was 1749

  • Why Is Shark Finning Banned

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    person to be attacked by a shark. Yet there’s a cultural fear of sharks everywhere due to the demonization of them, and the fear makes anyone scared of sharks blind to the fact they’re dying in radical numbers due to the disgusting act of finning. Shark finning should be banned worldwide because it is a wasteful and cruel act, it will cause the extinction of sharks, and sharks are important to the environment and therefore should be protected. Finning is wasting the entire shark just for their fins and

  • The Goblin Shark

    719 Words  | 3 Pages

    Introduction CHOMP! A shark eating its prey. Yummy that blood was tastier than seals. Though it might look deadly but it's not their fault. They do not usual try to eat humans. They do have sharp teeth. They only gobble you up because you look like a seal or a fish. Ready, Set, Bite! Habitat Sharks live in the ocean. The great white shark is found in warm water. Sharks live 20-30 years in the wild. The Goblin Shark lives in very dark

  • Sharks And Human Killers: Sharks As A Natural Killer

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    handful of species that are at the top of the food chain, but which species are really at the top? Sharks and human beings both exist at the top of the food chain but both species of mammals find it difficult to coexist, more specifically in a hostile aquatic environment. Humans are known for hunting sharks in parts of the world like China, they are known for hunting for their fins and their meat and also sharks being carnivores with hunting and violence in their nature, they are driven to attack or eat

  • Whale Shark Effects

    937 Words  | 4 Pages

    however due to this it can have long lasting effects on the animals it involves. Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are the biggest animals in our oceans and have a docile personality which attracts tourists every year, however in recent studies it has shown that viewings of the whale shark can cause it stress resulting in behavioural changes. The stress caused on the whale shark can have different effects on the whale shark which can interrupt their feeding, breeding and their lives in general. These are

  • Shark Finning: The Consequences Of Shark Finning

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    Shark finning is the practice whereby the fins of the sharks are sliced off and their remaining bodies are then thrown back to the ocean where the sharks would experience a slow agonising death; either the sharks would starve to death or would be slowly eaten by other predators. Millions of sharks are killed each year for their fins, which is only 5% of their whole body weight. These fins would then be transported globally just to satisfy the demand of the shark fin soup. As of late, there is an

  • Shark Wars Book Analysis

    809 Words  | 4 Pages

    Shark Wars EJ ALTBACKER Did you know even under water there is a war going on, not by humans but by sharks. It is not all peace in Shark Wars written by Ej Altbacker. Shark Wars is about a reef shark named grey who causes trouble in his hometown. Eventually he will get banished and has to survive on his own. He ends up wandering into a different species of sharks territory looking for food. He has to help them fight in a war in order to get food and a shelter. An adventurous characters, off-this-world

  • The Importance Of Sharks

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    There has been a long time misconception on the threat that sharks have on humans. Originally developed after the release of the movie Jaws, the fear of being subject to a shark attack has escalated, causing humans to view sharks as an imminent threat to their lives. Due to their high status sharks have been a desired delicacy for several years. Shark fins are mainly used in a popular Chinese dish called shark fin soup, which originates back to Chinese emperors who saw it as an honorable and potentially

  • I Survived The Shark Attack Summary

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    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. Chets mom suggested that he should live with his Uncle for the Summer

  • Negative Essay On Sharks

    862 Words  | 4 Pages

    While everybody knows that sharks are natural-born killers, few understand how deep the killer-instinct runs: in numerous types, shark embryos in their mothers' wombs consistently cannibalize their siblings. Sharks, then, go on murderous sprees even before they are born. Yet, these terrifying creatures aren't exactly what you would anticipate. They do not prowl beaches searching for tasty people to engulf. If you desire to remain safe from shark attacks, you have to comprehend them a bit more deeply

  • The Shark Fin Soup

    756 Words  | 4 Pages

    dealing with Shark Fin Soup is the moral principles behind using the Shark Fins within the soup. According to British Filmmakers following Carlos Maucuaca, Mozambique’s first native dive instructor and shark conservationist, stated, “An estimated 73 million sharks are slaughtered every year, with 110 species now facing extinction”. During the production of the film, it was found consumers are dying due to the high levels of methylmercury within the Shark Fins. The methylmercury within the Shark Fins is

  • Evolution Of Shark Evolution

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    THE EVOLUTION OF THE CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS (SHARK) for my research task, I chose to study and track the evolution of the shark. These beasts being one of nature’s top predators in the world and dominating the oceans surrounding our continents. I chose these fierce creatures as they were a perfect example for me to use in explaining the evolution and the branching of evolution purely based on the fact that they have been around for millions of years through prehistoric times changing and evolving

  • Hammerhead Shark Characteristics

    810 Words  | 4 Pages

    The hammerhead sharks are excellent predators that belong to the order Carcharhiniformes and family Sphyrnidae. Members of this family of sharks have unique head structures that extends to form a hammer-shaped (T-Shaped) cephalofoil that have different functions including sensing, water maneuvering, and manipulating prey. This family has two genera; Eusphyra and Sphyrna. Hammerheads are distant relatives of the mid-Tertiary period carcharhinid sharks. Today, species of the hammerhead include Eusphyra

  • An Essay About Sharks

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    Swift, strong, stealthy, and fascinating, sharks are marvelous fish. They are well known for their incredible sharp teeth, and vicious behavior. Sharks are extremely unique and an essential part of the ocean and sea ecosystem. There are over five hundred different types of sharks living in the world. Sharks can be divided into two main groups, large and small. The large sharks hunt for food so they are fast and agile. The small sharks usually hide in the ocean floor to catch prey and hide from

  • Persuasive Essay On Shark Hunting

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    Along the coastlines of the U.S.A, Africa and Australia, sharks, especially the Great Whites, have received a bad reputation as very aggressive predators that like to attack and eat human beings. There is a lengthy, tangles and gory relationship “between Carcharodon Carcharias and Homo sapiens”(ReefQuest). The Great White’s notoriety as a ruthless animal of prey is well-earned, yet these marine animals are not, as earlier considered, indiscriminate ‘’eating machines’’. “They are ambush hunters, taking

  • Are Sharks Mindless Killers

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    Are sharks mindless killers? Think about the word shark, what comes to your mind? To most people it’s the vision of a mindless killing machine that is only out for human blood. Sharks, regardless of what Hollywood portrays them to be, are gentle, curious creatures that are not out to get people. National Geographic states that “Over 375 shark species have been identified, but only about a dozen are considered particularly dangerous. Three species are responsible for most human attacks: great white

  • White Shark Research Paper

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    Focus question: To cull or not to cull great white sharks Great white sharks are the biggest predatory fish in the ocean and they can grow to about 15 feet in size, although larger than 20 feet have been seen. Their name comes from the white underbellies of the sharks and their bodies are designed to blend in with the seabed. The great whites have powerful tails which makes them excellent swimmers that can travel up to 24 km/h. They have many rows of triangular shaped teeth and have a great sense

  • Informative Speech On Shark Finning

    780 Words  | 4 Pages

    one hour is the time it took for 10,000 sharks to be slaughtered. In the oceans of our world, the same oceans you swam in last summer, the same oceans the movie Jaws was filmed, a mass killing is happening as we speak. Though this may seem horrific, overfishing of Sharks is very much a reality today. We are the true killers. Shark finning is one of the leading causes of overfishing. Hong Kong and China dominate over 50% of the shark fin market. Though shark fins are extremely profitable, it is estimated

  • The Impact Of Overfishing On Sharks

    1961 Words  | 8 Pages

    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