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What to Do in a Shark Attacks, An Outline

- ... Finally, bump-and-bite attacks, when a shark runs its head into a person before it takes a bite. (b) Increased human population causes increased shark attacks 1. All experiences between sharks and humans are generally influenced by the activity of the population. Ralph Collier, Founder and President of the Shark Research Committee states, “The more people that are in the water, the more shark encounters there are going to be. Sharks are not sedentary. They move to different areas to hunt and sometimes those areas are hot spots for surfers or beachgoers.” II. The most common shark to attack and common places attacks happen (a) Great white shark 1....   [tags: movie jaws, calm, tiger shark]

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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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Is the Western Australian Response to Shark Attacks an Example of a Moral Panic?

- The Western Australian (WA) response to shark attacks, that is the shark cull, is an example of a moral panic. Moral panics are not a new concept to modern society; episodes of panic, anxiety or alarm over numerous forms of perceived threats an element of society. Many studies have been conducted since Stanley Cohen first addressed the concept in 1972 with his book ‘Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation of the Mods and Rockers’ – including that of Erich Goode and Nachman Ben-Yehuda (Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance)....   [tags: shark cull, mass psychology, sociology]

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The Shark

- In “The Shark” by EJ Pratt, the poet tends to use “he” when referring to the shark. The poet also describes the shark in a way that leads us to think that the shark is a symbol representing war. The poet suggests this by using metal descriptions of the shark such as “sheet iron”, “three-cornered”, “knife-edge”, “tubular” and “metallic grey” (4-6, 10, 19-20). So it could be that the poet is doing this to associate the shark with weapons used as war alas the association of metal in the poem. In my version, the shark is “she” rather than “he”....   [tags: Literary Analysis, E.J Pratt]

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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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Taking a Look at Shark Attacks

- Shark Attacks Although many people have a fear of sharks, they have far more to fear from us than we do of them. Every year more people die from dog attacks rather than from shark attacks, yet humans have a natural fear of sharks. This leads to any shark attack being blown out of proportion, and causes a deep fear humans have of sharks. My three main topics are motivations for a shark to bite a human, where most shark attacks occur, and ways to avoid the attention of a shark. Motivations for a shark to bite a human may include multiple reasons....   [tags: prevention, consequences]

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The Horror of Shark Finning

- ... Shark finning has a lot of cons environmentally today. Our marine ecosystem will collapse soon if shark finning isn't stopped. Sharks are the apex predators and are at the top of the marine ecosystem. As predators, the sharks keep the waters clean by eating other species that live in the ocean. Sharks have a low birth rate, and most sharks only have 1 to 5 babies their whole lifetime. So the shark population is bound to die, because of the killing of young sharks that haven't got the chance to reproduce....   [tags: marine ecosystem issues]

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An Inside Look at Shark Finning

- ... In the North Carolina Bay, the Cownose Ray population was increasing due to what many scientists believed was a result of the declining shark populations in the area. Because of the rise in Cownose Rays, the population in shellfish fell dramatically, forcing the North Carolina Bay Scallop Fishery to close. The Great Whites and Hammerhead sharks are caught using a method known as “long lining.” The long lines are made of monofilament which is made from single fiber plastic. Long lining is not illegal in International Waters, but it is however illegal along the United States’ Pacific Coast: California, Washington, and Oregon....   [tags: detrimental practices, environmental issues]

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Decline of the Great White Shark

- Off the coast of Western Australia lives a species of animal scientists don't know much about, a species vital in maintaining a balanced ecosystem, a species who's numbers are rapidly declining, and this species is the great white shark. The western Australian government has passed a new law, that any shark that comes within 1 kilometre of the shore line at popular swimming destinations and over 3m long can be captured and killed and have its body dumped out at sea. This new act of beach safety is a completely inhumane and illogical way of dealing with our current shark attack problem....   [tags: austrailia, marine, culled]

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Finning: A World Without Shark

- There’s a good chance that you have never heard about shark finning, not very many people have. “Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark's fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. Unable to swim or pass water across its gills, the shark dies from suffocation, blood loss or predation by other species.” (Kelly 2003) You might be wondering why it should matter to you, it should matter to everyone since the shark is the most important equalizer of the sea. It’s important to realize, that mankind will eventually become extinct next if all of the sharks disappear....   [tags: marine ecosystem, inhumane practice]

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Vapor Shark Company Background

- Vapor Shark is one of south Florida’s leading electronic-cigarette retailers. It sells products related exclusively to “vaping” both online and traditionally. Vaping is the inhaling of a flavored liquid that is heated through a batter powered device as an alternative to traditional smoking. Brothers, Scott and Brandon Leidel, founded Vapor Shark in 2010. The idea of an online or brick-and- mortar retailer that offers products related exclusively to electronic (or “e”) cigarettes was relatively untapped, four years ago....   [tags: business analysis]

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Three Species of Shark

- ... These laws are put in place to stop radical politicians, making premature decisions and putting in place inhumane policies that will exploit threatened species. Fortunately the policy is opposed by a huge number of animal rights activist groups , these include but are not limited to, The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Greenpeace Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Marine scientists and Marine experts are also opposed to the policy, so what does this tell us. It tells us that murdering these animals is the wrong thing to do....   [tags: great white, bull and tiger sharks]

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The Great Hammerhead Shark

- ... Additionally, the hammerheads utilise their surrounding resources very well. One prime example is the “cleaning stations’ used by great hammerhead sharks when they are around the Galapogas Islands. While the hammerheads rest during the day close to the island they take advantage of the local cleaning stations provided by the local fauna. These cleaning stations are filled by the roles of angel fish and blacknosed butterflyfish. In these areas the hammerheads hold a fixed position over the reef due to the strong current where the cleaning fish have their homes and clean the hammerheads of their wounds and parasites....   [tags: constant change, physical appearance]

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Shark Attack: Bethany Hamilton

- Born to surf, Bethany Hamilton was determined not to let anything stand in the way of her surf board and her. Not even losing her arm during a shark attack. At age 13, on Halloween day 2003, Hamilton and some family friends went surfing on the Napali Coast in Hawaii. While waiting for a wave to come, the wristwatch attracted the attention of a shark. After surgery, recovery and physical therapy, Hamilton continued to surf competitively. Despite her disadvantage, Hamilton surfs at a professional level....   [tags: surf board, relation to god]

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Shark Week

- The room is average, not amazing, not horrifying, just average. The medium sized windows let in a good amount of light, especially considering it's almost sunset. Minimal decorations and furniture are placed traditionally. The room displays nothing unique or original, nor does it even hint at its owner's questionable activities. It differs in one way from a typical teenage boys room. Not one item is out of place. Everything is crisp and clean as if it was taken straight out of a catalogue moments earlier.  The only other abnormality is the you, sitting cross-legged on the otherwise immaculate bed....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Stop Shark Finning!

- ... For example, they would only cut the fins because it is very expansive and it is worth 100 dollar a bowl in Chinese culture and then they would throw shark’s leftovers back in the ocean where they do not die peacefully and also they are unable to swim, properly and bleeding profusely, they suffocate or die of blood loss and the reason that they think it is priceless and shark takes space in the boat, but they do not know that shark’s blood can affect other species and the ocean. The decrease of sharks has an effect over specific species where this can influence the rest of the ecosystem, the huge loss of sharks can allow top predators decline in an ecosystem populations to bloom, which c...   [tags: ecosystem, ocean, mental disabilities]

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Shark Infested Waters

- The sun shines brightly on a crisp day in May, the boat bobs up and down, gently, on the waters off the coast Seal Island, South Africa (apexsharkdiving.com). The ocean’s gentle swaying does nothing to quail the nerves coursing through your veins. As you look over at the crew members making the last adjustments, you take deep breaths trying to calm the panic rising in you chest. “Ready?” says the Captain, clasping a hand on your shoulder and causing you to jump. Staring blankly at the frigid waters, you notice pointed fins cutting the water like knives....   [tags: Marine Life]

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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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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]

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Great White Shark

- Great white shark, white shark, white pointer, or white death The Great white shark is part of the Lamnidae family of sharks. They are warm-blooded fish that feed on things such as halibut, seals, sea lions, salmon, and tuna. They are the largest macropredatory fish. They can swim 25 mph with bursts of speed up to 35 mph. They reach maturity around 15 years old and their life span is estimated at 70 years. Sharks do not have bone which makes it difficult for scientists to determine their age. Species- Carcharodon carcharias Genus- Carcharodon The latin name means “jagged-tooth one”....   [tags: jaws, teeth, white death]

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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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Bethany Hamilton: A Shark Attack Survivor

- “The United States averages just 16 shark attacks each year and slightly less than one shark-attack fatality every two years. Meanwhile, in the Coastal U.S. states alone, lightning kills more than 41 people each year” (Handwerk). Not man people can say that they have been attacked by a shark, or even know someone who has. The story is not the same for Bethany Hamilton. She is a shark attack survivor. When the odds of her surfing again were against her, she proved them wrong. Bethany Meilani Hamilton was born on February 8, 1990....   [tags: surfing, faith, arm]

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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 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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Painting and Polictics: John Singleton Copley's Watson and the Shark

- John Singleton Copley’s painting called Watson and the Shark dramatizes a horrific event that took place in 1749 where fourteen-year-old Brook Watson was brutally attacked by a shark in Havana Harbor. Shortly after the attack, Watson was rescued from the water by his fellow shipmates. The crew of a small boat, which had been waiting to escort their captain to shore, fought off the shark and rescued Watson. Unfortunately, Watson lost his leg (below the knee) as a result of the accident. He went on to live a full life never forgetting that day....   [tags: Art]

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The Great White Shark

- The Great White Shark Beginning with the simplest one-celled organism, an extraordinary animal rose in the murky waters entitled to a non-comparable killing-eating machine. This organism has become nature’s most genuine and most successful creature that it has remained unchanged for over 250 million years. Nature finally invented the perfect king of the sea. This animal has given the sea it’s “living” adjective; in turn, it was entitled—the “great white shark.” The Great White Shark derived from a series of evolutionary advancements that took several billion years....   [tags: essays papers]

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All About Shark Cartilage

- All About Shark Cartilage Sharks have existed on this earth for over 400 million years, and for the most part have been one of the only species in earth’s history that has not been changed dramatically as a result of evolution (http://www.nutritionwarehouse.com/Shark.Cartilage.html). Furthermore, in recent times since the onslaught of the industrial revolution, numerous pollutants and toxins have been introduced into the earth’s oceans, forests, and atmosphere resulting in cancerous development in nearly all forms of life....   [tags: Animals Fish Papers]

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Sharks and Conservation

- Everyone knows the famous opening tune to the famous 1975 Spielberg movie Jaws, which portrays the chaos that sharks can cause. From then until now, movies that showcase the ever-violent personalities of sharks have been popular in the media. They are seen as the face of oceanic brutality, whether they bite off people’s arms or cause turbulence in beach parties. Little does the world know about the dangers that we, humans, do to these natural predators of the oceans. Sharks have been on this earth for nearly 450 billion years....   [tags: shark history, shark attacks, shark hunting]

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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]

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White Shark

- This book is about a man shark that was created during World War two. The man shark was an experiment by the Russians for war. The Russians were transporting it in a u-boat the u-boat was shot and sank by enemy airplanes. The U boat plunged down to the sea floor thousands of feet below sea level .In 1996 two Submersibles went down on a documentary for national geographic. They discovered a brass box that looked like a coffin but It was too ling to be a coffin the rectangular shaped box was about 9 feet long and 3 feet wide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Shark Valley

- Shark Valley Shark Valley … Where were the sharks and the valley. Grass, alligators, birds…they were all there but the sharks were missing in action. Anyways, I may have missed the sharks but I did come away from Shark Valley with two lessons learned. One is that determination pays off and second that it is never too late to try something new. Fifteen miles sounded like a challenging ride but I figured I could do it. I thought to myself, “you're young and in decent shape it shouldn't be so bad.” Lets just say that the dark sky and threat of rain were an ominous warning of what lay ahead....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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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]

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Mystery of the Deep Blue

- Watching a movie where hundreds of swimmers on a beach are in a complete panic because of shark attacks makes a person scared to swim in an ocean, lake, or even a pond. Not only movies, but also documentaries of shark attacks stress how dangerous sharks are. In reality, are sharks really that dangerous or is it how they are portrayed. Stephen R. Palumbi who is a Professor of Biology at Stanford University and also the Director at the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford wrote an article about other animals living in the ocean that are more dangerous to humans than sharks....   [tags: beach, ovean, shark attacks]

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The Dangers of Scuba Diving and Underwater Exploration

- Scuba diving can be a fun activity, you just have to take certain health and safety precautions. There are lots of dangers in scuba diving, and underwater exploration. There is always the danger of a shark attack. Sharks are closer to the banks during the months of April through September. From the months of October through March, they have migrated South for the Winter. After returning from migration, sharks are often hungry and tend to feed on things other than whats on their diet. Most attacks on humans are in the months of April and March....   [tags: shark attacks, gastrointestinal tract]

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Why Shark Bay (Australia) is a World Heritage Site

- Why Shark Bay (Australia) is a World Heritage Site Shark bay is recognised as one of the worlds heritage sites as it fits into all four of the major categories they are: * “ as an outstanding example representing the major stages in the earth’s evolutionary history; * as an outstanding example representing significant ongoing ecological and biological processes; * as an example of superlative natural phenomena; and * Containing important and significant habitats for in situ conservation of biological diversity.” (June 4th Shark Bay World Heritage area: http://www.geology.ucdavis.edu) The shark bay region has a number of plant species that are threatened and the last of their ki...   [tags: Biology]

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Unique, Rare, and Dangerous Encounter

- Unique, Rare, and Dangerous Encounter Most people had the chance in life to come across many unique, rare, and dangerous creäture. Living life in an unexpected manner and exploring the world. Thinking of the dangerous creature , a lot of species and animals would come to mind like for instead, here is a list of the 24 most dangerous animals in the world; Death stalker, Africanized Honey Bee, Rhino, Cone Snail, Stonefish, Black Mamba, Cape Buffalo, Poison Dart Frog, Polar Bear, Box Jellyfish, African Lion, Boomslang, Puffer Fish, Hyena, Komodo Dragon, Tse Tse Fly, Carpet Viper, Leopard, Brazilian Wandering Spider, Blue Ringed Octopus, Hippo, Saltwater Crocodile, African Elephant and Mosquito....   [tags: creature, shark, white, interaction, reef]

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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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Some Information on Herbivores and Carnivores Animals

- ... Their incisors (at the front of their mouths) are paired, curved and are relatively large. Their check teeth have deep grooves on the sides and the width of top and bottom check teeth are unequal. The cheek teeth are relatively small and are used for crushing and grinding leaves, twigs, etc. (Kressin , n.d.) Rabbits do not eat meat and so they do not have canines. The Digestive System’s length and complexity The rabbit’s digestive tract is roughly between 4.5 to 5 m in length. (Johnson-Delaney, 2006)It is a highly complex structure that processes and digests food, largely with the help of bacteria....   [tags: rabbit, the great white shark, giant panda]

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Creative Writing: Creature of Calloway

- The thieves ran faster, the pads of their feet slamming against the soft ground. “This way!” The leader ordered. He veered off the path into the thick underbrush. His men followed him into the forest as the sound of dogs barking grew louder. He created a wall of fire to block them from following and ran back to his men, who were a few hundred paces away. He ducked under a branch and tripped on a root. His men, being the loyal idiots they were, came back to help him. The soldiers knocked them over and bound their hands with rope....   [tags: lord calloway, shark´s teeth]

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Jumping the Shark: An Explanation of Why it Was Ultimately During Brezhnev’s Regime That the Soviet Union Began to Collapse

- The Soviet Union (USSR): one of the most feared and powerful countries in the 20th century; a union known, largely, for its highly centralized government and, usually, its totalitarian rulers like Josef Stalin. The USSR remained a powerhouse republic through the Second World War and the Cold War; however its prosperity began to suffer as the turn of the century neared. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when the USSR began its descent into what ultimately became the separation of the union and the independence of states such as Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, among others....   [tags: Soviet History ]

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Sharks Do Not Deserve Their Reputation

- ... In earlier times, the ocean was a source of mystery and adventure, and many seafarers dreamed up legends about all of the strange and wonderful creatures they encountered. Sharks did not do anything to deserve their reputation; their appearance just frightened sailors. Since the beginning of our race, humans have been fascinated by the ocean: deep and mysterious, far and different from the familiar land that we know. Among the likes of other animals, sharks have been the subject of mythology by nearly every civilization that had contact with the ocean and the creatures it harbors....   [tags: fishermen, ocean, devour]

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Sharks are Being Hunted to Extinction

- ... (Heimbuch) They maintain species diversity by preying upon the most available species. They act as crowd control to help maintain the balance of the ecosystem. Sharks also act as a food sources for other sharks and killer whales. (Heimbuch) Without sharks, the balance of the ocean will break down, which will create a devastating effect. (Heimbuch) Many of the shark species are on the endangered list and are close to become extinct. Researchers estimate that by 2017, twenty species of sharks will become extinct because of overfishing....   [tags: ecosystem, finning, endangered]

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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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Banning Overfishing of Sharks for Their Fins

- Banning overfishing of sharks for their fins Imagine if you and the people closest to you were just doing what you normally do day to day when all of a sudden out of nowhere someone traps you in a net holding you against your will cutting your arms and legs off then just leave you there bleeding to death. Everyday tens of millions of sharks are murdered and hunted primarily for their fins to be used in soup. The definition of shark fining means the removal of shark fins while the rest of the body is thrown back into the ocean to drown, starve or get eaten by another animal all leading up to death....   [tags: environmental concerns and policies]

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Seeing Humanity in Sea Creatures in "The Old Man and the Sea"

- In the book, the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, the Old man describes many sea animals that reveal how Hemingway views on humankind values and morality. The Old man saw different aspects of humanity n every sea creature. Three sea creatures that Ernest Hemingway described were the jellyfish, sea turtle, and the mako shark. The jellyfish is like a disguised beauty, a sea turtle is very stron, and the mako shark is like a thief. The Old man describes the jellyfish by saying that they were beautiful, but if stung by the jellyfish, it hurts like a whiplash....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway, animals]

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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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Summary of Film Jaws

- Summary of Film Jaws This essay that I am doing is about a film called Jaws, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. This film is about a killer shark that terrorised people on the Beach of Amity Island on the most popular day of the year, which causes mayhem in the city and between tourists on their summer holiday on the beach.The film is set on the 4th of July because that is Independence Day in America and that's when families go out to the beach and have some fun. Spielberg employs a range of techniques for building tension and fear in the film, some of these that will be discussed in the essay include: music, camera techniques and the shark it self and use o...   [tags: Papers]

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Film Analysis of Jaws

- Film Analysis of Jaws The film Jaws was directed by a popular director called Steven Spielburg. Steven Spielburg directed some great well known films, e.g. E.T, Close Encounters of the 3rd kind and this film is a good example. The film Jaws is about a gargantuan great shark which is a man eating shark. The shark attacks many people in different terrifying and horrifying ways throughout the film and the shark slaughtered many people throughout the film. The film shows us our natural fear against the shark....   [tags: Papers]

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How do Sharks Hunt?

- ABSRACT This research report is a brief explanation on how one of nature’s apex predators, the shark, and how the way sharks hunt and track down their prey. The hunting process for sharks will be explained in sequencing order starting from how sharks sense their prey, to how the way sharks stalk their prey, and what happens when sharks capture their prey. Also a brief explanation will be discussed about how two peculiar species of sharks, Hammer head sharks and Long nose saw sharks, about their body shape, their diet plan, and how the way their unique attribute and how the way they use this attribute to help these two breeds in their hunting game....   [tags: maritime biology, oceanography]

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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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Suspense in Spielberg's Jaws

- Suspense in Spielberg's Jaws The film “Jaws” was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Peter Benchley. The film made in 1975 and is set on the East Coast of USA in New England, north of New York. The film is about a shark which starts to attack people. The first attack is at night when the shark attacks a lone female swimmer. After that the police become involved and this is where we meet the main character, Chief Brody. We see him at home with his family. He is in a new area with a new job but he is afraid of the water....   [tags: Papers]

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JAWS under discovered

- ‘Jaws’ the film is about the twenty-five foot, Great White shark that takes up his home on Amity Island just in time for the tourist season and soon coming Fourth of July. Steven Spielberg is now recognized as one of Hollywood's leading auteur; a filmmaker who expresses his identity over an abundance of films. However, when he directed Jaws in 1975 he didn't have the expansive filmography that he now possesses. The film does, though, embrace several important elements that would be eventually recognized as part of a Spielberg film....   [tags: jaws]

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Old Man and the Sea and Our Relationship with the Sea

- The painting, Watson and the Shark and the novel, The Old Man and the Sea, are two examples of how human interaction is depicted with the sea. These two works have a similar theme and setting. They both describe life at sea off the coast of Havana, Cuba. They both portray relationships between humans and animals. The natural world portrayed in Watson and the Shark is a far better prediction of how humans view the world today than the novel, The Old Man and the Sea. The relationship between animal and human in this text shows as a relationship of appreciation and respect....   [tags: environment essay]

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Suspense and Tension in the opening scene of 'Jaws'

- ‘Jaws’ a thriller based on the novel by Peter Benchley, the film was directed by Steven Spielberg. In a beach resort of Amity Island, a young girl named Chrissie is the first victim of the shark’s vicious attack, when it strikes for the second time, the police refuse to put out warning about the shark. It then returns and kills again, the mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the great white shark before it kills even more victims. The fishermen are satisfied when they catch a Tiger shark the mayor reopens the beaches despite the warning from the ichthyologist when he suspects it was from a formidable great white shark....   [tags: Jaws, Steven Spielberg, director, suspense, ]

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Suspense in the Film Jaws

- Suspense in the Film Jaws The film is called “Jaws”, which is about a very large shark, that’s attacking people in the town of Amity. The film is set in 1975 and is building up to the 4th of July, Independence Day in America. With Amity being a seaside town with a large beach and it coming up to Independence Day, it is going to be more heavily populated for the holidays, which is good news for a hungry shark. I think Spielberg uses music very well to build suspense in this film, the theme music is very good because the pace can be sped up or slowed down to give the desired effect ....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Sharks Have Been Misjudged

- I’m sure everyone here has seen jaws and heard that scary theme music that goes with it. Films like this have given a big reputation to sharks being dangerous and the threatening sea animals. The media also doesn’t help this. Today I will be arguing for the rights of these misjudged sharks and how this new “catch and kill policy” is totally wrong. I am sure that after this you will believe, like me and so many others that sharks are Jaw-some and should not be culled. To start off I would like to update everyone on what the catch and kill policy is....   [tags: death, ecosystem, capture]

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Analyse the ways that the director builds suspense and scares the audience in the film JAWS.

- The Director of Jaws is Steven Spielberg And the genre of the film is horror or thriller and it is about a great white shark that hunts in the seas of Amity Island. The film is set around the 4th of July in New Jersey. It may be set 4th of July because is their independence day or their freedom from Great Britain. It may be set on the 4th of July because this day is very important or significant for the whole of America. It is celebrated around the whole of America in various ways to celebrate the American tradition....   [tags: Film Review]

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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]

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Jaws: How Literature and Movies Reach Their Unique Audience

- “In Spielberg’s mythology, the essential close encounter is between filmmakers and their audiences, for whom the dreams and myths of imagination become concrete celebrations of sound, light, color, and space.” (Galenson) Stephen Spielberg has enlightened movie watchers for decades on his ability to get the most from every scene of his work. Jaws will do more to define his directorial approach at an early stage of his career. In contrast, Peter Benchley’s novel is engrossed with character development, and unnecessary sub-plots to entertain the theater audience....   [tags: Stephen Spielberg, Peter Benchley]

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Build Up of Suspense in the movie Jaws

- Build Up of Suspense in the movie Jaws The film “Jaws” has been directed and produced in 1975 by Steven Spielberg. It is about a police chief that has been assigned to a hot resort on one of New England Coast’s beaches. His job is to make sure that the killer shark, which has already eaten a person in this area, does not have a chance to attack again. The film is set on the 4th of July because it is a national holiday in America – The Independence Day. Lots of people organise picnics, go for holidays etc....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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A Sociological Look at JAWS

- A Sociological Look at JAWS The movie I choose to review was Jaws, which is one of my favorites and a timeless classic. A traditional story about man against beast takes place on an island that depends on its summer tourist business. When the summer season in threatened by a series of shark attacks three men are sent out to track down a great white shark. The three main (human) characters are Brody (Roy Scheider), the police chief, who came to the island from New York looking, so he thought, for a change from the fears of the city....   [tags: essays papers]

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Analysis of the Ways the Director Builds Suspense and Scares the Audience in Jaws

- Analysis of the Ways the Director Builds Suspense and Scares the Audience in Jaws We studied the film “JAWS”, which was made by award winning director Steven Spielberg. ==================================================================== “JAWS” was based on Peter Benchley’s number one best-selling novel in 1974. The Plotline for the film is about a police officer, a scientist, and a grizzled sailor who set out to kill a great white shark, which has been menacing the seaside community of Amity Island....   [tags: Papers]

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Damage and Exploitation to the Oceana

- Introduction Peering down from space, one could clearly see that the earth is blue. Covering over 70% percent of the earth’s surface, the oceans are a sanctuary for millions of species. Surrounding all seven continents and stretching across every latitude and longitude are a variety of habitats ranging from tropical coral reefs to subzero barren plains. These ecosystems have different temperatures, salinities, currents, and biodiversity that allow for a unique habitat (Shah, Anup). With such a diversity and expanse of habitats, the earth’s ocean provides up to 95% of the inhabitable space on earth (No Charge....   [tags: biodiversity, overfishing, resources]

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Jaws: The Movie versus the Book

- Summary by Eric Dillon Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was a branch off the novel Jaws written by Peter Benchley . The Novel was written in 1974 receiving a best sellers award and therefore setting up for a movie just one year later in 1975, which soon invented the phrase “blockbuster”which simply is to gross over 100 million dollars. Since this was a highly publicized and successful novel Steven Spielberg was held to a high expectation for this movie to be an ultimate hit. The book and the movie have a lot of differences....   [tags: essays research 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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A Film Review on Jaws

- A Film Review on Jaws [IMAGE]"Jaws (Style A)" Movie PosterBased on the novel by Peter Benchley, the film sees New York cop, Martin Brody (played by Schneider), investigating a series of deaths that bear all the evidence of a shark attack. This was originally rated as a PG but when re-released a 12. A great opening scene showing Chrissy ‘the stereotypical blonde’ being devoured by the unknown killer, puzzles most reviewers in the question is it a horror or a thriller. The famous Dah Dum holds suspense until the attack and every time we hear it we think ‘get out of the water!’ After the shark feeds on little Alex Kintner, his mother sets a reward for the destruct...   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of the Ways the Director Builds Suspense in the Opening to the Film Jaws

- Analysis of the Ways the Director Builds Suspense in the Opening to the Film Jaws Steven Spielberg directed the film “Jaws” in 1975. He has directed many other successful films, which include ET, Indiana Jones, Minority Report, Schindlers List and Saving Private Ryan. However it was “Jaws” which made Spielberg into a successful director. He is now recognised as one of Hollywood’s leading filmmakers. Jaws broke box office records when it came out in cinemas in 1975 and is considered a classic....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Steven Spielberg's Creation of Tension and Suspense in Jaws

- Analysis of Steven Spielberg's Creation of Tension and Suspense in Jaws The essay is about analysing the ways the director builds suspense and scares the audience I shall explain the effects of the following: Sound and music, camera shots, red herrings and tension in the plot. I will also include a conclusion and will give my vies on the scariest moment of the film and provide my reasons for this The film is called Jaws. We get some idea of what the movie is about by this title....   [tags: Papers]

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Movie Analysis of Jaws

- Movie Analysis of Jaws Martin Brody is the new police chief trying to rid Amity Island of a savage shark terrorising the islanders and tourists alike in the 1976 thriller, Jaws. Jaws was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss. Amity Island relies almost fully on the income gained by tourists visiting the island in the summer vacation. It is up to Martin Brody to protect the beach goers by finding the shark and killing it. This brings up issues of fighting fears as well as fighting the constant battle between humans and nature....   [tags: Papers]

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Analyzing the Ways the Director Builds Suspense and Scares the Audience in the Film Jaws

- Analyzing the Ways the Director Builds Suspense and Scares the Audience in the Film Jaws ‘Jaws’ is the thrilling film directed Stephen Spielberg. It is about one mans quest to rid an island town of a killer shark. It is set on the public holiday of July fourth, in Amity, around the 1970’s. The island is fuelled by tourist money so this holiday is one of their busiest. The fourth of July marks Independence Day in the U.S.A yet the irony is, the people on the island are not independent due to the indiscriminate killing machine trapping them on the island....   [tags: Papers]

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Build Up of Suspense in the Film Jaws

- Build Up of Suspense in the Film Jaws The film is called ‘JAWS’ and is successfully directed by Steven Spielberg. I will be analyzing how Spielberg builds up suspense and scares the audience throughout this film, considering how camera shots, music and characters’ reactions help to build this effect. The film is purposely named ‘JAWS’ as it is about a supernatural predator that killed many people with his deadly jaws without prejudice and discrimination. ‘JAWS’ is a masterful, visceral and realistic science-fiction suspense, horror-disaster film tapping into the most primal of human fear....   [tags: Papers]

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Film Analysis of Jaws by Steven Spielberg

- Film Analysis of Jaws by Steven Spielberg The film Jaws was directed by Steven Spielberg from the best selling novel by Peter Benchley. The film was set in Massachusetts resort town of Amity Island in the height of the beach season. When the resort was terrorized one summer by surprise attacks from a great white shark. John Williams created the score to Jaws, which has since become a well-known theme to in depending doom. The film is generally considered one of the scariest movies ever made....   [tags: Movie Film Papers]

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Applying the Virtues: Prudence, Courage, Temperance and Hope

- Applying the Virtues Prudence: As previously discussed, prudence is the mother and mold of all virtues. Because Oscar did not exercise prudence in the film, he also failed to exercise any of the other virtues. Oscar failed to exercise prudence as he did not have docilitas nor solertia. He did not have docilitas as he failed to listen to the advice that his best friend Angie was giving him. Angie found Lenny hiding in the garage and discovered that Oscar was not telling the truth. She advised him to come clean to the public and stop living in a lie just for the sake of living a luxurious life....   [tags: life, good, virtues]

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Horror Films: The Haunted Castle by George Melies

- ... According to a study by Andrew J. Elliot and Henk Aarts, when a test subject is shown the color red, “the person is instilled with a feeling of threat, fear, and danger, a phenomenon similar to a wild animal behavior where red may be seen as a threat, inducing a rapid preparation for defense or flight” (“Perception of the color red”). And in The Shining, Kubrick uses red in crucial scenes to cause tension in the viewer’s mind and to foreshadow death in the Overlook Hotel. Similarly to The Shining’s use of red, Jaws also uses a “danger” color to scare viewers....   [tags: film analysis, the shining and jaws]

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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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Mistreatment of Animals

- China (and especially Hong Kong) is the number one seller of a specialty dish called Shark-fin soup. This delicacy has been around for centuries, dating back to the Ming Dynasty. At that time it was only eaten by the rich and royal, as it was too expensive for common people to make. Now, it is a traditional meal served during weddings or important business meetings and is considered to be a sign of respect to foreigners when served to them. To make the dish, shark fins are very important, and quite frankly, it is the only part of the shark that is needed....   [tags: Slaughter, Testing, Inhumane]

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