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The Natural History of Whale Sharks - What is the largest fish in the world. The answer would be the Rhincodon typus, or commonly known as, the whale shark. The whale shark is vey unique because unlike normal sharks, the whale shark is a filter feeder and so, does not have use of its teeth. The whale shark is also about the size of a bus. However, like many animals in the world today, they are considered vulnerable according to the IUCN. They are seen often in the tropical areas, but many behavior and movement mechanism of the whale shark are still unknown....   [tags: Rhincodon typus, sharks, zebra sharks]
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Overivew of Sharks - The bright blue lights beamed through the glass, stealing my attention from everything I was focused on. The beams bounced from glass to glass, causing simultaneous reflections. My family and I stepped onto a deep black, slow moving ground that dragged us through a seemingly endless tunnel. Looking down the tunnel, you could see nothing but still shades of blue. Dark shadows of the giant creatures swimming above us began taking over the light that shone like silver through the water around us. As we entered deeper and deeper into the tunnel I was able to better observe these large and enticing animals....   [tags: Marine Life, Sea Life]
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The Decrease of Sharks and Its Effects - The Decrease of Sharks and Its Effects The more the better--- so true. If only people believed this worked for sharks. Ever since you’ve been a child, you’ve been told that sharks are impregnable. Not true. Sharks don’t like to attack unless they are forced to. Movies and other media, like Jaws, make us think sharks are monstrous killing machines. Actually, sharks are helpful. They keep the ocean in order, not letting the balance fall. At the head of the food chain, sharks are the strongest, most ferocious creatures in the ocean....   [tags: shark finning, shark-bite, hunting]
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Sharks: Predators with a Purpose - Shark. For many, their size, power, and great, mouthwatering jaws fill us with fear and fascination. Not for me, I’m bewitched by them. Sharks kill only a few people each year, but media coverage and movie representation of attacks have marked sharks as voracious killing machines. Our fears—and appetites—fuel an industry that hunts more than 100 million sharks each year and threatens to purge these vital predators from the oceans. The shark is an enchanting creature, over 400 different swim in the ocean today....   [tags: mouthwatering jaws, marine life]
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Evidence on Prehistoric Sharks - Evidence on Prehistoric Sharks One of the previous papers in English class required the class to pick a paper to explore, this question will be concentrated on further in the synthesis essay. What evidence do scientist have to prove that prehistoric sharks existed. The reason behind picking this question wasn’t just to find proof that these monsters swam the seas, but to learn more about them from different resources. One of the resources that were used was a chapter in Angelo Mojetta’s book Sharks, called “ The Birth Of A Legend”....   [tags: Archeology]
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How do Sharks Hunt? - ... The shark can also smell which direction the meal is in by which nostril picks up the scent first.” (Walden 2014) Under water there is another fight going on between predator and prey which is determining which one has better vision underwater. With developed methods for amplifying light in their eyes, sharks can even see at night hours even better than most night hunters like cats. Sharks can also see in murky or dirty water due to the membrane that makes their eyes more sensitive to light which is called the Tapetum Lucidum.” Sharks can also can determine the location of a prey by using the “Lateral lines” that runs down the side of the shark’s torso....   [tags: maritime biology, oceanography]
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Importance of Sharks - EGTETFTF Thesis: Sharks should be conserved because they are an important part of the ocean, attacks are often incidental, and human behavior influences the behavior of sharks. I. Sharks are essential for survival of ocean life. A. Sharks are a vital part of medical research 1. Cartilage extracts slowed the growth of tumors in cancer patients. 2. Corneas of sharks have replaced the damaged corneas of humans. B. Sharks are an indispensable food source. 1. Shark liver oil is a major source of vitamin A....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Sharks - Sharks Sharks are one of the most feared carnivores in the sea. There are 365 species of of sharks in the sea as we know today. All sharks are carnivores. Most of them eat live fish, including other sharks. A shark's most common natural enemy is an another shark. Most sharks eat their prey whole, or they tear off large chunks of the bodies. Some sharks crush their prey. Others take out small pieces off flesh from large fish. Sharks also feed on dead or dying animals. Sharks have the reputation of attacking human beings....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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Sharks - INTRODUCTION Although sharks belong to the class Chondrichtyes, there are many different types. Sharks arose about 350 million years ago and have remained virtually unchanged for the past 70 million years and still comprise a dominant group. It is thought that sharks almost certainly evolved from placoderms, a group of primitive jawed fishes. It took a long series of successful and unsuccessful mutations with fin, jaw positions etc to give us all the different designs of sharks around today. When asked to draw a shark, most people would draw a shape along the lines of the whaler shark family, tigers or a mackeral shark such as a porbeagle....   [tags: Papers] 1706 words
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Sharks - SHARKS There are more that 250 species of sharks, ranging from the harmless whale shark to the ferocious great white. I will describe the feeding habits and localities of the three greatly known to mankind: the great white shark (Carcharodon Carcharias), the tiger shark (Galeocerdo Cuvieri), and the bull shark (Carcharhinus Leucas). The great white shark, known as Carchardon Carcharias, feeds regularly on marine mammals, such as seals, sea lions, otters, dolphins, and whales. Samuel Gruber in Discovering Sharks writes that the great white consumes marine mammals when they come across a deceased one....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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SHARKS - Out of all the species walking, flying, slithering or swimming, there aren't many who have been around as long, survived as well, or come in so many shapes and kinds as the shark. The earliest evidences of sharks are isolated spines, teeth and scales that appeared about 430 million years ago in the Silurian Period, known as the "Age of Fishes". Sharks have a sleek, streamlined design which helps them swim without using up a lot of energy.They certainly need to conserve their energy because they never really sleep and most of them never stop swimming....   [tags: essays research papers] 963 words
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Sharks - Rulers of the Ocean - Have you ever seen Jaws. Do you remember that blood-curdling scream as one of the girls was being attacked by the great white. That is how I felt as the sharks started to circle us. You could see the fear in our eyes. You could feel the ocean shudder as we all shook from excitement and trepidation. This is how most people feel about sharks. That is why researchers are trying their hardest to dispel all of the rumors about sharks. The only problem the researchers have is the local governments. They setup regulations banning people from coming in contact with any endangered animal....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 801 words
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Hammerhead Sharks - Hammerhead Sharks Marine Science/ Per. 1 Sharks are one of the most feared sea animals. They live in oceans across the world but are most common in tropical waters. There are over three hundred fifty species of sharks. They can be broadly categorized into the following four groups: Squalomorphii, Squatinomorphii, Batoidea, and Galeomorphii. The shark family Sphyrnidae that includes the Hammerheads are part of the Galeomorphic classification. They are probably the most easily recognizable of all the sharks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Tiger sharks - Tiger Sharks The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, is a large (up to 18ft) predator found in tropical and subtropical waters world wide. Tiger sharks are one of the three main shark species known to attack humans, and are responsible for most shark attacks in Hawaii. Less than one shark attack occurs per year on average in Hawaii (compared to an annual average of 40 thousand drowning) and mosts attacks are non-fatal. This attack rate is surprisingly low considering that thousand of people swim, surf and dive in Hawaiian waters every day....   [tags: essays research papers] 599 words
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The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer - The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer Thumbing through the pages of Business Week, the headline read Maybe Jaws Can Put the Bite on Cancer. Interested, I continued to read the short article. According to the reporter, Otis Port, researchers at California State University in Fresno say that they have isolated four substances in shark cartilage that appear to inhibit cancer (93). Curious, I continued to read the rest of the article. The chemicals block a mechanism discovered in the mid-1980s at Harvard University: Tumor cells secrete a protein called angiogenin that entices blood vessels to grow close to cancers and nourish them....   [tags: Fish Illnesses Medicine Papers]
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The Secret Life Of Great White Sharks - Great White Sharks are greatly misinterpreted as vicious man-eaters because of the media, movies, and people’s imaginations, but they are actually large fish who mistake people for seals and other marine life. What is a great white shark. The great white, among the least understood of Earth’s creatures, is an apex predator, meaning that it is at the top of the food chain with no natural predators. This means great whites have their pick of food when it comes to selecting their prey (Klimley 15)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Shark Finning: Should the Practice Be Banned? - Shark Finning: Should the Practice Be Banned. Ten rows of razor sharp teeth, a jagged fin, rapid swimming speeds, and a vicious bite—it’s easy to understand why so many humans are afraid of the kings of the ocean. Sharks are an apex predator in the ocean, yet their numbers are dropping more and more every day. Why is such a dominant species being depleted, you ask. Humans. On average, humans kill 3 sharks every second. This is stunning compared to the mere ten humans sharks mistakenly kill each year....   [tags: Humans, Sharks, Ocean, Killings]
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Beware of Sharks - Their cottage was large enough to accommodate guests, and Neil, missing his friend, asked if Gabe could join them. Esther agreed and invited his mother as well. They came up on a few weekends and then by persuasion, expanded to a couple of weeks. Gabe was allowed to stay the entire summer. When Mrs. Turner remarried, Gabe's new step-father, Mr. Walter Hawkins, began coming up on weekends also. Mr. Hawkins would make his appearance on Friday nights and leave Sunday after dinner. He always insisted on taking them all to dinner on Saturday evening, always surprising us with unexpected international cuisines; from oriental to western, Moroccan to Indian....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1172 words
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Shark Population Decline - Every Jaws fan knows the shark gets it in the end. What they do not know is that too many sharks have gotten it; and that has caused a rapid decline in the shark population over the past thirty years. Since the 1970's, sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shores have declined eighty-five percent. Sharks are vital animal to our world's ecosystem, and if the decline is not controlled; we could be facing devastating problems in years to come. Information has been obtained from two books: The Shark Almanac by Thomas B....   [tags: Sharks Extinction Population Endangered Species] 1505 words
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Shark Conservation - Shark Conservation Abstract Arising over 350 million years ago, the shark species has been labeled as a human devourer. Now, with the increase in human population, the demand for shark meat, fins, and cartilage are at an all time high; therefore, the existence of the shark is becoming a concern (Budker 1971). Individuals are conditioned to think of sharks as a negative aspect to the environment, which is prolonging the effort to save shark species from becoming extinct. With that in mind, some private as well as national organizations have accepted the challenge of educating and informing people about the existence of the shark specie and its importance to the sea....   [tags: Sharks Sea Life Animals Essays]
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Shark Attacks - Shark Attacks The serious attacks are mainly by four species. The Bull shark. the Tiger, the Great White and the Oceanic Whitetip shark. The Grey Nurse (Sand Tiger) and the Bronze Whaler have for many years been blamed for many attacks but it seems nearly all were mistaken identity. The Grey Nurse is now protected in most States in Australia. The Great White is the largest and has a high percentage of fatal attacks. The Bull shark is responsible for a lot of attacks on swimmers and people in shallow water....   [tags: Sharks Ocean Life Attacks Essays] 4150 words
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Land, Stocks and Shares in the UK - Land, Stocks and Shares in the UK The UK is well known within the EU of having a high percentage of homeowners. With this, financial institutions have to cater for a widespread of people in order to provide mortgages. As this will involve large amounts of money, lenders have to access the risk and take the necessary precautions. These precautions tend to be taken in the form of a security. The two main forms of security that are generally taken are land, stocks and shares. Land being the most common within the UK....   [tags: Papers] 1281 words
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COFCO and its Acquisition of Shares in Smithfield and Maverick - China’s large population and untapped market potential has made it an ideal paradise for investors and multinational corporations to invest into by trying to break into the market in different ways, mostly through joint ventures or research and development centers. Now, China has become the largest foreign direct investor for the past ten years as encouraged by the Chinese government. China has expanded into other markets, most notably in Sudan in which China has built oil refineries while helping to indirectly start an economic boom in the politically unstable country for which China has been called out for....   [tags: Business Management]
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Co-Ownership of Land: The Aqcuisition of Rights and the Quantification of Shares - Current English land law on the co-ownership of interests of land has developed quite a contentious history pertaining to the relationship between the acquisition of rights and the quantification of the shares. In terms of co-ownership, there are huge variances and legal consequences when legal ownership is in one person’s name compared to two. These differences can be seen in various landmark cases which have created precedent and developed refined principles such as Lloyds Bank plc v Rosset and the Stack v Dowden....   [tags: land law, landmark cases, co-ownership law]
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Microsoft shares the wealth - Why MICROSOFT decided to pay dividends in 2003. 1.1 The company might see itself stepping in ¡§Maturity Stage¡¨ - Harder to grow, revenue growth slide down Investors buy stock for one of two reasons; either it will grow in value or pay a dividend. If a company stops growing, stockholders will demand a dividend. If they don't get it, they will sell their stock. In the history, Microsoft enjoyed incredible growth, so dividend was unnecessary. Recent Microsoft dividends may tell us that the company has ended its growth phase and is now a 'mature' company....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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Evaluating Ordinary Shares - Ordinary shares are the most common class of share and are also known as the "equity capital" of the company. From Inland Revenue (<a href="http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/manuals/svmanual/03/SVM03020.htm">http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/manuals/svmanual/03/SVM03020.htm</a>) ordinary shares have 4 main characters; <ol> <li value="1"> The right to all profits remaining after the payment of any preference dividend and to whatever dividend is voted to them by the shareholders on the advice of the Board at a general meeting....   [tags: Management] 676 words
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Sport Pilot School Shares Experiences - Al and Tim Adelman, father and son owners of Chesapeake Sport Pilot, decided to give up careers as attorneys to work in a field fueled by their passion for aviation. Their Stevensville, MD flight school opened its doors in February of 2007 with one light sport aircraft. Al and Tim shared their experiences in building the flight school this week at AirVenture. Tim Adelman first flew at the age of 16, and while completing his college degree and MBA, he offered his CFI services on the side. He realized the potential for an LSA flight school while working on a program for the Department of Justice which uses LSA aircraft for law enforcement....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1518 words
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Slashing Shards - The front window shattered and a black oblong object rolled toward us, sending off a wild shrieking noise - a stench filled the room as a thin grey fog. “Down!” I said. My reactions were those of someone who had been in combat but no matter how rusty, I knew we needed to get out of there. Nothing good was about to happen. The old man hustled from behind the counter holding what looked like a silk scarf in his hands, and advanced on the object. He motioned us to get behind him with his head, never taking his eyes off the thing on the floor, which had begun to spin slowly....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 859 words
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Book Value: The Chanllenges of Investing in The Stock Market - Introduction The idea of investing in the stock market is at times challenging. Heightened activities witness the stock market itself. These activities gained the investor’s interest increasingly. The stock market patterns have changed due to the current globalization and integration of the subsequent markets. Just to name some of the global markets are New York Stock Market, Hong Kong Stock exchange among others. Sometimes these market patterns have changed due to politico-economic backgrounds (Hamid Faruqee, 2008, p....   [tags: stock market, shares, economy]
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Jaws: A Bite Out of Reality - “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food (Finding Nemo).” This child's movie has some accuracy in the sense of a sharks image must be changed in order for the “mindless eating machine” label to be taken away. There is one movie that deserves all the blame for this inaccurate labeling of sharks, and that movie is “Jaws.” Released in 1975, Steven Spielberg directed a movie that changed the minds of ocean swimmers forever....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Consolidated Financial Statement - The Financial statement of a company allows an investor to see the flow of money from that particular company. It records the money going in as well as the money going out. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has implemented rules on how the consolidated financial statements are presented, disclosed, as well as other rules that affect the variable interest and non-controlling interest. A Consolidated Financial Statement is used when you have a parent company along with its subsidiaries....   [tags: accounting, earnings, shares]
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The flow of imports - This chapter aims to relate the flow of European imports from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan with a larger trading unit of the EU, mainly the European imports from all its external trade partners. The comparison between the different flows will allow us to calculate the market shares of Russia and Kazakhstan both in value and volume over the years 2011 and 2012. The analysis will be applied to different tiers: the “grand total” of the trading partners against global EU imports, the imports of chapter 27 from Russia and Kazakhstan on the EU market and the same chapter for the imports on the German market....   [tags: external trade, market shares, exports]
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Shark Baiting: Chumming in South Africa - Intro: There are many environmental issues currently flowing through the media into society and raising some strong opinions and arguments. South Africa, being one of the world’s most diverse natural ecosystems, has come under the spotlight with regards to many issues such as the Karoo Fracking debacle and the Rhino Horn Poaching crisis. Unfortunately these issues are not represented only by the parties directly involved but rather by ‘gate keepers’, as we shall call them, who determine how the issue is framed and represented to the masses....   [tags: illegal activity, environmental issue, media]
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Proposal for Dissection of a Male and Female Shark - Proposal for Dissection of a Male and Female Shark For my project that I'm doing for biology , I'm doing a dissection. I'm going to be performing my project with Trevor Johnson , Tyler McCaskill, and Tom Shudt .The dissection that we decided to do was the dissection of a male and female shark. We are doing a dissection on a shark because we want to learn about the shark anatomy and the way the sharks organs work to keep all the water out and still eat fish while they are swimming around in the ocean.We also want to know how the sharks skin is so resistant to cancer ....   [tags: Free Essays] 416 words
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A "Net" Loss - Net Loss Many people believe that shark nets protect swimmers by blocking sharks from entering the swimming area. However, these nets are not designed to act as a barricade, but as fishing net to catch and kill the sharks, among other species. Shark nets should not be used for protecting swimmers from shark attacks. They protect swimmers, not by deterring or blocking sharks from entering the area, but by killing them and reducing the area’s shark population. Therefore, there are fewer attacks on humans, but at a high cost to the already struggling shark population....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea to show how you can push through the hardest of times and still not be defeated. The story shows how an old fisherman overcame an unlucky slump with the support from a young boy that loved and helped Santiago named Manolin. Santiago fought through the discrimination of the other old fisherman and refused to give up. Through Santiago’s struggles when trying to catch the great marlin, he kept pursuing his goal. Through sweat and tears Santiago never gives up before accomplishing his goal....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1229 words
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We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction - We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction The Great White Shark, immortalized by the Hollywood film Jaws, is at the midst of an international controversy. The shark, despite its notoriety, is in danger of extinction. A conflict over the fate of these sharks has existed for decades, but with recent attacks the debate has come to the forefront. The environmental conflict over the Great White Shark has yet to reach a conclusion, as many factors exist that hinder resolution possibilities....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Greenland Shark - The Greenland Shark Sharks live in almost every part of the oceans, from coastal environments to deep-sea habitats. They also live in the warm waters of the tropics to the cold frigid waters of the polar region. The Greenland shark, also known as “somniousus Microcephalus,” lives in the dark, cold waters of the North Atlantic (I 65). The Greenland shark belongs to the order Squaliforms, more usually known as dogfish sharks. There are 70 species in this order, which includes the spied sharks, spiny dogfish, Sleeper sharks and lantern fish (I 50)....   [tags: science]
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The old man and the sea - The Old Man and the Sea is a classic novel detailing the life of a Cuban fisherman and his struggle with a massive marlin. All throughout, symbolism serves a key role in shifting the focus from a dry novel to a deep tale with a lasting impression. Religious references are also a significant component, adding a unique point of view readers rarely experience in an ordinary novel. Hemmingway knew, uniting the two would prove the perfect combination. An in depth read will reveal numerous key elements, magnifying The Old Man and the Sea into a classic sustaining tale....   [tags: Literature, Hemmingway]
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Realities of West Side Story - Realities of West Side Story Filmed in 1961, West Side Story is a modern-day telling of Romeo and Juliet. Two youths struggle with their forbidden love as two gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, duel. At the end of the film, Maria says, “You all killed him […] with hate!” This is a universally acknowledged theme that hate can kill. West Side Story is said to be a “morality play about “our” everyday problems: racism, poverty, and the destructiveness of violence” . Shortly after 1949 had been rung in, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins were already hard at work....   [tags: american music, modern-day telling]
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The old man in the sea - The Old Man and the Sea Book report The title of this book is The Old Man and the Sea . The number of pages is 127. Copyright date is 1952(re-newel date is 1980). The type of book is fiction. This book takes place in the Gulf Stream, and its time is in the past. This book is told in third person point of view. One of the main character’s was an old Cuban man named Santiago who was thin, with deep wrinkles in the back if his neck and had scars on his hands from handling the fishing rope. The other character was a young boy named Manolin, which Santiago taught how to fish ....   [tags: essays research papers] 639 words
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The Hypocrisy of Religion in Moby Dick - The Hypocrisy of Religion in Moby Dick Stubb decides to give Old Fleece a lecture on religion after waking him to complain about his overcooked whale steak. Not only does Stubb ask Fleece to "preach" to the sharks who are making a considerable din eating the dead whale chained to the ship, but he compares Fleece's inability to "correctly" cook a whale steak to Fleece's un-Christian ways. This passage is an excellent example of the theme of the hypocrisy of religion in Moby Dick. Before Stubb calls on Fleece, Ishmael compares the actions of the shark to the actions of man....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays] 1418 words
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Shark Extinction: Shark Finning - Sharks remain very well identified for their strong well known nature as a king in the ocean. Still, they encounter the threat of going extinct. Who has the ability to threaten the life of these innocent fishes. It’s always the adroit Human. Sharks poaching activities have been prospering since the early 90s, it can be accounted by the drastic growth of the economies and population in some Asian countries mostly the Chinese and Taiwanese, which led to the increase in demand for shark fin soup due to the ritual purposes it supposedly had for their ancestors, It was so expensive back then but now is conducive since they have all our money....   [tags: ocean, sharkskin, oil liver, soup]
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Santiago's Code of Behavior - Santiago's Code of Behavior Exemplifying Dignity Belongs to the Conquered. Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest American writers of all time, is known to write of his main characters having a "code of behavior." The two main parts of this 'code' are to never give up, and to be humble and respectful of others. One of Hemingway's novels, The Old Man and the Sea, consists of an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago going out to sea, catching a gigantic thirty-foot marlin, but eventually losing it to the sharks....   [tags: English Literature] 789 words
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Jaws, the Story of The Great White - We are still learning from the Great White and in 1973 we knew less. “Jaws” by Peter Benchley is the first fiction novel written about the Great White and is inspiration for the book comes from an actually incident in early 1900’s. In 1913, four people were killed off the Jersey Shore by sharks. Sharks will mistake a human for food but will release once it realizes it. Peter Benchley creates a monster from realism and brilliantly describes the great fish in scientific terms is his book. He speaks of it small primitive brain, the dorsal fin, and the fishes need to keep water rushing over its gills....   [tags: Stephen Spielberg, Peter Benchley] 1090 words
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Stop Shark-Finning - More and more people have been introduced to a very dangerous practice called shark-finning. Even the people who are aware of the harmful effects they bring still continue on doing it. People are afraid of sharks due to their fierce appearance and the bad publicity they get such as the movies wherein sharks attack humans. Only about 5 people are killed by sharks every year. In fact, vending machines has a higher death rate of 13, while ants can kill about 30 people annually. Sharks are very beneficial to us, why do people keep on harming them....   [tags: shark population, reduction]
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Summer Camp - Original Writing - Summer Camp - Original Writing It couldn't be happening again, the second attack in a month, each one with more aggression than the last. The surfers and swimmers were the target as they thrashed about in the water undistinguishable from seals. It was suicidal to be in these waters in the middle of summer during feeding time, but the swimmers and surfers didn't know, how should they know the sharks were hungry. The coast guard hadn't warned people to stay out of the water, no, they didn't care, as long as they were getting paid, they didn't care....   [tags: Papers] 735 words
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"Romeo and Juliet" and "West Side Story": A Thematic Comparison - Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story share many similar themes. Romeo and Juliet both chronicle a story of overcoming prejudice and hatred, forbidden love, and defying stereotypes that nobody thought could be broken. The two stories are similar in a multitude of ways, even though their settings are centuries apart- Romeo and Juliet set in the 1500’s, and West Side Story set in the 1950’s. Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story both teach a lesson of how prejudice can teach you how to hate, and how one of your rivals may be the one who helps you remember how to love....   [tags: Literary Themes] 1190 words
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Prejudices in "The West Side Story" by Arthur Laurents - The book West Side Story written by Arthur Laurents is set in the mid 1950’s, created as modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story is a romantic tragedy about two characters that are supposedly completely different and aren’t accepted when they fall in love. The “difference’s” between these characters is centered on the prejudice’s they had against each other. Prejudice is a harsh opinion or feeling formed previously without any knowledge or reason. The Jets and the Sharks used many prejudices against other races, sex, and age....   [tags: West Side Story, Arthur Laurents, Shakespeare, Rom] 806 words
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