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    Biology Mr. Girod April 28, 2014 The Bull Shark The Carcharhinus leucas commonly called the "bull shark" is a very unique shark. The bull shark can live in both salt water and fresh water but is commonly found along the Mississippi River and around Nicaragua. The bull sharks has a very blunt rounded nose giving it a bullish type of appearance thus giving it the name bull shark. The sharks are a dark black to a light grey with a white underbelly. Bull sharks can grow to be about 350 cm long and

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    Bull Shark Classification

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    The Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and species for the Bull Shark are as follows: Animalia, Chordata, Chondrichthyes, Carcharhiniformes, Carcharhinidae leucas (Simpfender & Burgess). The taxonomy of every living thing is different, so the classification of the Bull Shark is the one way worldwide to know exactly what animal is being referred to because one animal may have many different common names. Carcharhinus leucas is referred to by many different common names around the world for

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    Bethany Hamilton: A Shark Attack Survivor

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    “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

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    Soul Surfer

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    film. It is filled with drama that turns the audiences’ world upside down. Grasping humanity, the movie pulls it in and transforms it into something beautiful. It is founded on a true story about Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm during a vicious shark attack. Sean McNamara, the director, planned to film the movie shortly after the attack in 2003. Seven years from the plot of storyline, it premiered in theaters in April 2011 as a PG movie. Its purpose was to inform viewers that all things are possible

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    You are smelling the salty water around you and you suddenly feel something pass your leg.It`s a bull shark waiting to devour you.These species and the hammerhead are the two species of shark that you would not want to be noticed by.Both species are extremely dangerous and deadly.Bull and hammerhead sharks have many similarities and differences.The differences between these two species concerning apperance,diet,size and other important factors of the species` lives are important to know in case of

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    Sharks have several ways to dispatch their prey with surprise attacks, agility, and camouflaged sneak attacks. The shark’s dentition also tells the story of their diet as well as their method of attack. The Great White Shark, (Carcharodon carcharias), is the largest extant predatory shark on Earth and has large serrated teeth that tear through the flesh of its prey. Their teeth are 2.5-3 inches in height and have prominent serrations which allow them to tear large chunks out of prey including

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    Sharks

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    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

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    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. It was the Government's fault, they had authorized tests on the sharks last year. They coaxed them in with a thick blood and flesh mixture they had made from dead cows. This had made the sharks come back this year for the feeding frenzy they associate with this beach

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    Shark Culling Persuasive

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    The Great Shark debate – to cull or not to cull, has been at the forefront of the minds of conservationists, as well as the general population for many decades now. The opinions of everyone are divided, according to their personal experiences, and views on what is right and wrong for the environment. However, the fact is, and statistics prove that over 100 million sharks are killed every year (according to the Sea Shepherd website), all around the world and for what reason? Shark culling and the

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    Mistreatment of Animals

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    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. Fishermen

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