By Isaiahm, Second Period
Many people believe that sharks are blood thirsty monsters that want to kill us but what if we are the ones doing the killing!
Many people seem to be very afraid of shark attacks, thinking about great whites and tigers swimming around trying to find food. sharks are some of the top preditores in the ocean making them feared by many. Some people believe that sharks will attach as soon as they see you. but research shows that sharks don't even like the taste of human flesh.
Sharks are mistaken by appearances a lot thinking that a surfer laying on his board is a tasty seal. The only shark that would attack you at first site is the tiger and only if they are extremely desperate. tigers are known to eat anything though in fact, people have cut one open and found a gallon container of paint, a rusty hub cap and a spatula!
Another reason a shark will attack you is out of fear. Every year thousands of sharks are caught, butchered , and used to make food, pills, clothing, and types of cosmetics such as lip stick. There is about 100 shark attacks a year or in other words when you do the math for every one of our kind they kill we kill twenty of there kind.
So the next time you hear someone talking about "the blasted beast that tried to take of my leg" you can say " Well its was probably thinking you where trying to kill it".