Shark Essays

  • Sand Sharks Vs Avalanche Sharks

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    I went into Sand Sharks with incredibly low expectations after my recent viewing of Avalanche Sharks. But how much of a sequel Avalanche Sharks is can be a bit debatable. Both films are basically the same plot, down to the spring breakers and the mayor who doesn't want to close things down because the town needs the money. But that's it as Sand Sharks managed to do what Avalanche Shark failed at, being entertaining. Which goes to show that it's not budgets that makes entertaining films. Like Avalanche

  • Hammerhead Shark Vs. The Great White Shark

    387 Words  | 2 Pages

    and the only thing you could see was a shark tail. Older Than Dinosaurs? Sharks have lived on the earth longer than you think for example, over three hundred years ago sharks roamed in waters, that is one hundred million years before dinosaurs roamed the earth! Some of the sharks that roamed long ago don’t roam today, on the other hand a handful of the sharks that lived then still live today. Who knows there may be more sharks in the deep of the ocean that we don’t

  • 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

  • The Mako Shark: The Fastest Shark In The Ocean

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    The Mako shark is a shark that can swim about 60 mph,So if you encounter one there's no outrunning it.The Mako shark is the fastest shark in the ocean. In this essay I will provide information on the Mako shark. I will provide info on what makes it special,where it lives,what it eats. First,What makes the mako shark so special The Mako shark is the fastest shark in the ocean because of its long tail and thin body. Interesting fact,the long finned mako shark’s tail is longer than its body. It swims

  • The Negative Effects Of Sharks Reputation

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    fifteen sharks have been killed. Because people have negative opinions about sharks, they are being slaughtered in mind boggling amounts, and now need protection. Sharks have a bad reputation which is caused by the media’s Hollywood like portrayals. Even though sharks may look and seem evil, there are key to our oceans and need protection. Virtually all sharks in the world are feared and hated because of the media’s fiendish portrayals. The media chooses to show only the bad side of sharks, so the

  • 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

  • Sleeper Shark Observation

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    behaviors of hummingbirds and sleeper sharks and what they learned. Scientist study the eating behaviors of hummingbirds and sleeper sharks because Scientists think that they are interesting animals. According to, A New Look at Hummingbirds,”Now we know that the beak also has a special way to open extra wide…”This reveals that he would have to be interested in hummingbirds in order to do research, ask a question and answer it. In the text, The mystery of the Sleeper Shark it states,” A team of Scientist

  • Shark Population Lab Report

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    the shark population Summary There is a rapid increase of rays, skates and numerous small pieces as a result of the decrease of sharks along the eastern seaboard. As a result of intense fishing of sharks in the northwest Atlantic over the past few decades, the shellfish populations such as scallops and Chesapeake bay oysters are decreasing. One of the contributions to the 73 million sharks killed each year is due to the supply of fins need to make the Chinese delicacy shark fin

  • Essay On Great White Sharks

    841 Words  | 4 Pages

    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

  • Should Shark Finning Be Banned

    1477 Words  | 6 Pages

    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

  • 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

  • Why Sharks Are Getting Hunted

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    some of the main reason of why sharks are getting hunted. Not everybody is scared of sharks but the people that are don’t like to swim in the same waters as them or go out on a boat. So ever since then people have been killing sharks so that the waters would be safer to swim in. Barnett said “ The ocean is a domain of the sharks and we go there with risk always”. Which is true every were you go you are at risk and it is not safe for anybody to swim with sharks. So people are now saying that

  • Mako Shark Adaptations

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    Mako Sharks are unique animals, they are the fastest shark species we know of. Mako sharks have special characteristics to survive on their own. Their habitat is very diverse in all central oceans. They have adaptations to be able to respond to their surroundings quickly. The Mako shark species is about to go endangered and we need to protect them. Mako shark 's body is shaped to swim fast. They have a long slim body to allow the mako shark to swim up to 40 mile per hour(Sharks World, 2015). Their

  • Shark Observation Report

    2215 Words  | 9 Pages

    Sharks have been existing on the earth for maybe 450 million years and have evolved and adapted to the new changes in their surroundings in order to survive as the years go/went by. They are known to be loners, as they never travel in groups and they are also known as being intelligent creatures that can communicate with each other and what they eat depends on their environment and the adaptations they had to make in order to survive in that specific habitat.

  • Whale Shark Effects

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    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 Persuasive Essay

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    Sharks are driven to extinction because people want to eat their fins which serves no purpose to humans; shark fins have no nutritional value or serve any medicinal purpose. Finning is the inhumane practice of cutting off all of the shark’s fins and throwing the body back into the ocean. The sharks either drown are eaten by bigger fish or starve to death. Soon sharks are going to become extinct because of the 100 millions of sharks killed every year. If shark finning continues it will throw off the

  • 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

  • The Impact Of Overfishing On Sharks

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    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

  • 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 Sharks Characteristics

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    Jake/lamb 7-8/ Mrs. Peeper Shark Information Paper Qualities of Sharks Hammerhead shark or blue sharks could save your life one day!!.These species have unique characteristics that could hold the cure for human diseases. Other benefits are, they keep our oceans clean and they could help us discover the origins of our past. Hammerhead sharks are very unique and here some characteristics about them. Hammerhead sharks are found in ecosystems in temperate