Shark Attack: Realistic Fears or Hysteria? Term Paper by cee-cee

Shark Attack: Realistic Fears or Hysteria?
An exploration of the generally held conception that sharks will attack human beings with no warning or provocation.
# 109155 | 2,031 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 20, 2008 in Biology (Zoology) , Biology (Marine)

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The conception that sharks are creatures dangerous to human beings and who will attack with no warning is a prevalent one. In this paper the author examines a number of incidents where sharks were reported to have attacked human beings and attempts to discover the reality between the reports and actual events. In addition, the author attempts to investigate the factors causing such attacks and to discover if, in fact, the shark is a "man eater"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Broad, W. Scientists Say Frenzy Over Shark Attack Is Unwarranted; The New York Times (9/5/01). Accessed November 24, 2007, at: A9679C8B63&n=Top/News/Science/Topics/Sharks
  • New York Times Science section article authored by NYT science writer William J. Broad.
  • Ellis, R. (1989) The Book of Sharks. Knopf: New YorkIllustrated reference book on sharks by author Richard Ellis who also authored several other authoritative oceanographic references on sharks, squid, and other aquatic predators. Larry King Live; Shark Attack Survivors. CNN (July 25, 2007). Accessed November 24, 2007 from at:
  • Nationally broadcast television news program hosted by Larry king on CNN.
  • Perrine, D. Sharks. (1995) Voyageur: Stillwater Illustrated authoritative reference book on sharks by oceanographer Doug Perrine, expert on sharks, rays, dolphin, and other aquatic species.

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