We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory - it's theirs.
Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain.
I didn't invent the fear of sharks; it's as old as mankind, and that - to take that responsibility would mean that Mario Puzo should take the blame for the Mafia.
Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth.
If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.
I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs.
I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal.
Sharks don't target human beings, and they certainly don't hold grudges.
Reputations rise and fall almost as regularly as the tides.
I dive as much as I can.
I don't believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything.
Fascinations breeds preparedness, and preparedness, survival.
I hope that 'Jaws' will have brought sharks into the public interest at a time when we desperately need to reevaluate our care for the environment.
We do not just fear our predators, we are transfixed by them. We are prone to weave stories and fables and chat endlessly about them.
If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance.
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