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Sharks

Dom Liam / Oskar W/ Erik/


Problem

The problem that we are doing is Sharks
We are trying to make people to stop eating shark soup.
We are going to start by putting posters around are school to see if people do what it says and
stops eating sharks. Then we are going to try and open it more so we are going to try to stop people in
Disneyland.

Question / Concept

1 How can we help sharks?
2 How are we going to get to Ocean Park and Disneyland?
3 Who are we going to talk to?
4 Where do we go to see sharks on a boat?
5 Where do we get a boat from?( to see the sharks)
6 When can we go to the places that we have to go?
7 Can we miss school for a week and go to Ocean Park and Disneyland And go on a boat to go and see the sharks?
8 How many sharks are in the world?
9 How many sharks are in Hong Kong?

Inquiry Intos


Research

1 Make a place were we could keep the sharks that eat meat and will
eat people so they will not be killed.
2 We could maybe 1 week we could go to there and the school bus will
take us there.
3 We could talk to Andy because he knows a lot about sharks
we could ask the people at Ocean Park because they
feed them and stuff.
4 We would have to talk to the guy on the boat and he might take us to a island
that has so much sharks and fish.
5 We could go online and fined out some where we can get to brow a boat
for a day.
6 We have to ask the teachers that because we don't no when
there is time for stuff like that.
7 We would have to ask doctor Andy and Mrs Virginia.
8 Their are 74 million sharks left on earth.
9 NO ANSWER

Action Ideas

We want to go to ocean par k and ask the people there about sharks or we
could try to go on a boat to were there are lots of sharks then the guy on the boat
will tell us more about them. He could point at witch ones are good to learn and some that are
not good to learn.

Bibliography

http://www.free-gourmet-recipes.com/lacisoup14.shtml
http://www.hkoutdoors.com/bits-n-pieces/hong-kong-disneyland-shark-fin-soup-controversy.html
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081117025540AAQbJzB
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wg-he_QJyzw/SxWy8K1a4jI/AAAAAAAACd8/yq_C2GOSidA/s400/stop+shark+finning+003.jpg
http://www.oceannenvironment.org/sos/no-sk-fins-sticker-2003%281%29.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mo_LFn5FJ-M/SO5XkMS48PI/AAAAAAAAAfw/2SnJXYLzA8g/s400/MickeySharkFins.jpg
http://www.sixthseal.com/images/poolparty/sharks%20fin%20soup.jpg
http://weirdnewsfiles.com/wp-content/weirdnewsuploads/shark_helicopter.jpg
http://14bikeco.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/shark-fin.jpg
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_sharks_die_each_year
http://www.bloggernews.net/11112
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smyyhEnhINc
This is a good website.
http://www.sharksavers.org/en/get-involved/ways-you-can-help-save-sharks/454-help-stop-shark-fin-soup.html


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This is a really good shark movie
you should watch it and tell me if you like it or not.

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This is some sharks names I made a
this out of it.

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This is my VoiceThread that I did about sharks

OTHER STUFF

This is some research that I did this is the recipe for shark soup
you can see what is in it and do they only use a small amount of shark.\
4 dried black mushrooms
2 scallion stalks
Fresh ginger root
16-oz can shark's fin
2 tbsp sherry
4 cup water
1 chicken breast
2 scallion stalks
3 tbsp oil
5 cup stock
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sherry
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup Stock
This what is inside shark soup.
About Hong Kong Disneyland sale shark fin or not
After around a month of wrangling, Disney has at last agreed not to offer shark fin soup at Hong Kong Disneyland. (news on 25 June 2005. I'm keeping this thread, partly as may be of interest as record of the arguments against serving shark fin soup (Disney mustered only feeble arguments in favour); there is plenty of info relevant to broader campaign, aiming to get shark fin soup off menus everywhere.

This it so Hong Kong Disneyland do not sale it anymore

Is shark fin soup good for you.
Shark's fin soup has been proven to have no nutritional value what so ever as well as having high mercury content.

I'm oriental asian, and i refuse to consume shark's fin. However, even after all this campaigns, i still find many who serves sharks fin soup during weddings etc etc. I would like to know how many fellow ethinc orients here makes a conscious effort to avoid consuming shark's fin.

How many sharks die a year?

More than 80 Million sharks die per year just for their fins. Thousands more sharks die per year by natural causes. Putting everything together more than 100 million sharks per year die from natural causes accidental and Murdered by man.
Sharks can't reproduce as fast as they are being killed and will soon become endangered as some species of shark already are.
Japans fishing industries are the main culprits for our depleting ocean resources.

Nearly 73 million sharks killed every year for their fins


How they die

Every year tens of millions of sharks die a slow death because of finning. Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark's fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. The sharks either starve to death, are eaten alive by other fish, or drown (if they are not in constant movement their gills cannot extract oxygen from the water). Shark fins are being "harvested" in ever greater numbers to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup, an Asian "delicacy". They usually die because they cant breath. Sharks dont just die they die because of us. We are not treating theme well.

All I know about sharks in 14 Mar.

I know that sharks are harmless. There are only a few sharks that can be very aggressive. You can see on a shark if it wants you to bug off or not. If it shows you his teeth you might be a bit more careful. Try to show the whole your body if you ever meet one because if you just show your arm it will think that you will be very effected in the parts that you are not showing. There is a way to make reef sharks and other small sharks to faint. If you turn them over they will faint for about 15 minutes. You can even make a small operation with out them even noticing it. Sharks are like cats. Cats like when you play with them and when you give them food. Sharks like when you play with them, give them food and when you pat them on there snout. If the shark is big you should pat them on the sides near there eyes. If the shark is a smaller type like a reef shark you should pat theme on there snout. Sharks can be harmful if you treat them bad just like humans.

Some people use explosives to fish. The sound under water is so high that people and fish can here it miles away! It is one of the most dangerouse things you can do and it kills so many species of fish.


Thresher Shark

The Thresher shark is one really rare shark. Its upper fin is longer than the body! Its eyes are huge and round. Because the upper fin is so long it can go down really fast and when I say fast I really mean fast! Its gills are small. It is almost like a dolphin because it can jump high over the water. Every time it lands on its right side. The rare thresher shark can become 19 feet long and weight 900 lbs. The thresher shark is a warm-blooded shark that means that it is more active than a cold-blooded shark. The thresher gets its name from its abnormally long tail that is used to strike or thresh fish.

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About what I chose and what I think about it

Today we had to choose our first choice. I wanted to do religions are being bullied. Than I changed my mind and chose poaching. I had to get more specific and chose poaching tigers but there are no more tigers here in Hong Kong and it was to far to take a trip to China. I thought long and hard. I came up with finned sharks. I chose sharks because I knew a lot about sharks and I was concerned about sharks because the population of sharks is shrinking a lot every day. Every 6 minutes 200 sharks die in the world! Some times people kill sharks because they think they are harm full. They are really harm less!!! The picture bellow is a picture of a shark that got finned ALIVE!!!!!