Soul Surfer, the movie.....AMAZING. The movie is about a girl named Bethany Hamilton (played by Annasophia Robb) who is a professional surfer. Tragically, she lost her arm in a shark attack, but after recovery, she got back into the water and taught herself to surf with one arm (Major props to her dude!)
This movie talks about the attack, her surfing career after it and how her faith helped her through it. It's inspiring, amazing and I'm not going to tell you about it anymore because I'm not going to give anything away, you have to see it for yourself :)But don't be bummed, because it's totally worth watching! It amazed me how much the movie wasn't as watered down as I thought it would be when it came to her faith. Bethany Hamilton is a strong Christian, and her faith and love shines through the entire movie. God has used her immensely to reach people around the world, and He's not done :) Also, major props to Carrie Underwood. She did a great job acting Sarah Hill, but the best part [behind the scenes] was that when the scripture was going to be cut out of the movie, she stepped up and spoke up about it, saving those important scenes containing God's word. YAY:D Anyways, great movie, go watch it. Now. :) <3
The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, also known as great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a large lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. The great white shark is very well known for its size, with the largest individuals known to have approached or exceeded 6 metres (20 ft) in length, and 2,268 kilograms (5,000 lb) in weight. It reaches maturity at around 15 years of age and can have a life span of over 30 years.
The great white shark is arguably the world's largest known extant macropredatory fish and is one of the primary predators of marine mammals. It is also known to prey upon a variety of other marine animals including fish, pinnipeds, and seabirds. It is the only known surviving species of its genus, Carcharodon, and is ranked first in a list of number of recorded attacks on humans.
The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. As scientific research on these elusive predators increases, their image as mindless killing machines is beginning to fade.
Of the 100-plus annual shark attacks worldwide, fully one-third to one-half are attributable to great whites. However, most of these are not fatal, and new research finds that great whites, who are naturally curious, are "sample biting" then releasing their victims rather than preying on humans. It's not a terribly comforting distinction, but it does indicate that humans are not actually on the great white's menu.
Great whites are the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet (4.6 meters) in length, though specimens exceeding 20 feet (6 meters) and weighing up to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) have been recorded.
They have slate-gray upper bodies to blend in with the rocky coastal sea floor, but get their name from their universally white underbellies. They are streamlined, torpedo-shaped swimmers with powerful tails that can propel them through the water at speeds of up to 15 miles (24 kilometers) per hour. They can even leave the water completely, breaching like whales when attacking prey from underneath.
Highly adapted predators, their mouths are lined with up to 300 serrated, triangular teeth arranged in several rows, and they have an exceptional sense of smell to detect prey. They even have organs that can sense the tiny electromagnetic fields generated by animals. Their main prey items include sea lions, seals, small toothed whales, and even sea turtles, and carrion.