Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Michael Capuzzo
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Chapter Abstracts

* A young man swims out in the Atlantic with his dog and is soon alone.

* The Great White is a powerful and well-designed creature.

* The shark that attacked in 1916 was probably eight years old; very little was known about these creatures at this time.

* In July 1891, the luxury yacht, Hildegard, set off on an outing in the Atlantic to prove that sharks were not man-eaters; no one was injured, so they seemed to prove their beliefs correct; later scientists attributed Oelrichs' success to the probability that the sharks were small, non-aggressive species.

* In 1915, a New York Times editorial titled, "Let Us Do Justice To Sharks," cited the fact that twenty-five years had passed since Oelrichs' swim with the sharks and no evidence had come forth of a shark attacking a man.

* The Great White, even in modern times, remains much of a mystery.

* It is too...

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