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March 8, 2016

Welcome to the first on-line exercise for CRW1. We will periodically use this site for writing practice and blog commenting. You do not need to register for this site, but you do need to make a screen name so that you can post anonymously. Next class, I will ask you for your screen name and e-mail address.

The question for homework (p. 17) is as follows:

Should we be worried about sharks when we swim in the sea? 

Please finish by Thursday morning.

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  1. March 8, 2016 5:43 pm

    In my opinion, we should be worried about shark attacks when we swim in the sea. In the past, Korea was safety zone against shark attacks. Thus, people did not need to feel anxious about an accident from shark visits. However, as Global Warming continues to accelerate, people in Korea should pay attention to the emergence of sharks. In other words, Global Warming has triggered the increase of sea temperature and has Korea’ seas susceptible to shark attacks. Therefore, these days, media have warned beachgoers against possible accidents and maritime police are on call in order to prevent any emergency from sharks. Consequently, it is clear that we should be careful when we swim in the sea by obeying the boundary line for safety.

  2. juyong permalink
    March 8, 2016 7:12 pm

    Yes, we need to be careful about sharks when we swim in the sea.
    Of course in Korea, Sharks haven’t been found frequently. However, we can see them from east and south coast because if global warming. Even if sharks do not attack the people directly, but we need to pay more attention to just in case. For example, as a machine which let the sharks not come to the beach was installed in Haeundae beach, it is required to make a precaution so as not to cause casualties by the sharks.

  3. Annonymous permalink
    March 8, 2016 10:19 pm

    Yes, We have to worry about sharks when we swim.
    Because there is possibility that sharks attact human by mistatke.
    Of course, That is just accident.
    But I think this kind of accident can lead human to death
    If you want to know how much painful, I recommend to swin with sharks

  4. Polar bear permalink
    March 8, 2016 11:47 pm

    I think we don’t need to worried about sharks when we swim in the sea.
    First, we usually swin in the shallow sea like waterfront. But they live in deep water.
    Second, sharks prefer seals and tuna to humans.
    Because they attack looks like fish. I think human is not resemble with their prey.
    However they can not distinguish between prey and humans.
    If you want to swim in deep water with sharks, I hope you to safe and alive.

  5. Noah permalink
    March 9, 2016 12:04 am

    Of course, always better safe than sorry. However, We don’t need to worry “too much” about sharks when we swim in the sea. According to statistics, there is only 11 people who killed by sharks on average, compared hippo kill 2900 and deer kill 140. Despite sharks rarely hurt us(as we can check in statistics), we always scared and afraid of sharks. I think this is because of prejudice that ‘Spielberg’s Jaws’ made.
    In fact, annually 300 thousand people died owing to drowning accident and 15 thousand people died due to heart attack during swim in the sea.
    In other words, we have to keep eyes open when we swim not because of sharks, but because of every possibilities. I mean only sharks can’t be the threat while we swim.

  6. iluvnutella permalink
    March 9, 2016 2:45 pm

    I think we should. Although sharks mistakenly attacked human beings, but it’s a fact that sharks did attacked humans.
    According to National Geography’s Sharks documentary, sharks prefered seal or tuna, they just attacked something that looked like a fish or seal. Let’s put the boot on the other foor. Imagine the scenery of human swimming. For the shark’s viewpoint, looking at it from the bottom, human could be seen as a seal.
    And being careful won’t cost anything. Imagine about sharks appeared out of the blue fierclely swimming towards you and eating you alive. Let’s not mend the barn after the horse is stolen. Our lives are priceless!

  7. mydogiscuteasteddybear permalink
    March 9, 2016 3:10 pm

    I think we should. Although it was a mistake, it’s a fact that sharks did attacked human.
    According to National Geography’s documentary about sharks, they found out that sharks attack anything that looks like a fish, seal, tuna or even whale. Let’s put the boot on the other foot. Imagine you were a shark swimming under the sea and suddenly there’s something splashing with some fins. What would you do? Could you be able to determine and think, ‘That’s a human being for sure. Nah, I don’t like their taste.” and swim away? I would hunt it because I’m a shark which is devoted to one’s instinct.
    Also, being careful and worrying won’t cost anything. Let’s not mend the barn after the horse is stolen. I mean, after being attacked, what else can we do? We should be careful because we are the main agent that protects ourselves.

  8. rose04 permalink
    March 9, 2016 3:42 pm

    i think we should not be worry from sharks because of some reasons;
    first is that the sharks attacks humain only by mistake . second according to the statistics is only few percentage of victimes who get attack by sharks . so for those reasons we should not be worry but i think also we must be worry on the futur if whe just think if the percentage of the attacks will increase . how this will be possible as i know that shark like tuna and seals but if he will get habit to attack more and more the humain in that case the sharks can start like the humain too . so we must be wiorry to swim on the sea with sharks .

  9. Jubbit permalink
    March 9, 2016 3:54 pm

    We should worry about sharks when we swim in the sea. Accidents does not occur to certain person. It happens in anywhere, at anytime, and to anyone. I heard the news about a california girl who lost her arms by a shark attack. She has swum there ever since she talked so she was very used to that sea. However she was the victim of terrible accident. We should always be aware to possibility of accident.

  10. Jubbit permalink
    March 9, 2016 4:14 pm

    I beliveve we do not have to worry about shark too much. I do not suggest you worrying too much about swimming in the sea and not be able to enjoy. However we should be aware to the possibility of shark attack. Enjoy your swimming but do not be too brave to go too far that no one can help or even warn you. Therefore what we need to do is to research if the sea we are planning to go is shark’s habitat. If it is, we should swim near to the shore and be aware of the shark approach all the time. If the sea has nothig to with sharks, we can enjoy swimming. No worries from shark attacks.

  11. Chicken permalink
    March 9, 2016 5:12 pm

    I think we should worry about sharks when we swim in the sea. because I saw the news that great-white sharks haunted the coastal waters of Incheon before. This is because sharks like the warm temperature. As a result of global warming, seawater temperatures rised and sharks came some seaside. Up to this point is ok. But sharks can attack human. Because they should attack looks like fish or anything. Some people say that people does not look like fish so it’s ok. sharks eat looks like fish or real fish not human. But they can attack anythings. So if human should be attacked, excessive bleeding can lead to death.
    So when we are going to sea for resting or playing, we should assure this sea is clean. because we observed well in the sea. Also, we do not go to the sea deeply. because sharks get around deep sea. Also, we have to follow the rules with lifeguards. because they know about the sea more than we are. Therefore we always have to be careful in the sea.

  12. March 9, 2016 8:59 pm

    I think that we don’t need to worry about shark attack. The beach is always set up on the safest parts of the sea by the related government authority. If you worry about the shark, you also need to be careful for your mother’s calling, even the lightening and the Tsunami. It seems to be near of anxiety syndrom not of just ‘worrying’.But in the case of swimming on the sea far from the beach, It is better to ready any circumstances and prepare for the best swimming skill than anyone you’ve ever met.

  13. Elephant permalink
    March 9, 2016 9:06 pm

    I think we need to worry about sharks only if we’re living in the areas where sharks do apear frequently, but in my country korea , being worried about sharks when swim in the sea seems to be excessive . In korea nobody was hurt by the shark yet , because sharks are absolutely hard to see in here. If we should worry about that much tiny possibility of danger, literally we can not live in this world. so i would like to worry about skin burn when i swim in the sea rather than worry about sharks.

  14. John Snow permalink
    March 9, 2016 9:29 pm

    I think we need to worry about sharks when we swim in the sea.
    there are two reasons about that. First, Sharks spot their prey from prey’s shape. So usually they prefer fish to humans. But sometimes they attack humans because they perceive human as a prey by mistake.
    Second, Nowadays there are some cases that sharks appear near the beach.
    Even recently they showed at the eastern coast of Korea. Including Eastern coast of Korea, many beaches are famous for tourist attraction on summer. So their existence will be hazard for tourists. But some beaches do not have a warning.
    For these reasons, we have to worry about sharks when we swim in the sea.

  15. Eve21 permalink
    March 9, 2016 9:30 pm

    Well, as I watched the video, I thought that sharks were only seen in other part of the Earth. In the country I lived for over 20 years, I have not seen a shark in the ocean, just 2-3 times in the Aquarium or so. On the other hand, I do think that we need to start worrying about the sharks too because of continous climate changes on Earth. In few decades, Korea can have an appropriate climate for sharks to live in, and when that time comes, I think we definitely have to worry about the sharks.

  16. daino permalink
    March 9, 2016 10:44 pm

    I think we have to be worried about sharks and be careful when we swim for three reasons.
    Usually when sharks have an empty stomach, they come near the shore to catch preys. And we should pay attention and be careful to shark’s attack, even the number of attacks to people is much lower than other carnivores. That doesn’t mean we don’t have to worry about it. We are not safe 100%.
    Also, when we hit from a shark, its shock is same as a car accident because sharks swim as 30km/h. We could get fatal wound.
    Finally, if we come across the violent shark, there’s no specific way to escape that situation.
    That’s why I think we should be worried about sharks when we swim.

  17. GreenYellow permalink
    March 10, 2016 12:46 am

    Of course, we should be careful with sharks when we swim in the sea. There are few people that killed by sharks, however it doesn’t mean that we don’t have to worry about them. According to the video, sharks attack us only when they mistake human for the fish or tuna. So we cannot assure that they recognize us as human. “Better safe than sorry”, as the saying goes. We must repeat intention of this. Our careless behavior cause accidents.

  18. Jukebox permalink
    March 10, 2016 1:01 am

    I think we need to be worried about sharks when we swim in the sea but, we don’t have to worry too much. We cannot assure that we don’t face sharks when we swim in the sea. Actually, sometiems we could hear the news that people were attacked or killed by sharks in other countries but, sharks appear pretty rarely in Korea. I saw the news that Korean female divers are attacked by sharks occasionally because, sharks confuse diving suits with seals. But we hardly wear a diving suit and usually have a short swim in the shallows. Therefore, we need to be careful but, we don’t have to be worried about sharks too much.

  19. MINA permalink
    March 10, 2016 1:57 am

    Yes, we should be worried about sharks when we swim in the sea. Because we learned that sharks can mistake us for seals, their food. What’s more, sharks often come to Korea East sea. Recently some news report about sharks that appear in the east sea. There should be defense plan when people enjoy swimming in the sea, especially in summer. I didn’t know that sharks swim at high high speed. From now on, I don’t want to swim in the sea. I’ll just see or enter shallow water. Anyway, people have to worry about sharks not to get hurt. Also, we have to protect them not to be killed by humans.

  20. Daniel permalink
    March 10, 2016 2:11 am

    In my opinion, We need to worry about sharks when we swim.
    In the past, shark seldom appear in the sea of korea
    So korean people are indifferent to the presence of shark
    However recently a sea of Korea turned into a subtropical climate due to global warming
    Therefore, we need worry about sharks when we swim in the sea
    Also, education about the dangers of sharks is also required

  21. Yolo permalink
    March 10, 2016 8:23 am

    Yes, we definitely need to worry about sharks while swimming in the sea. Of course it’s not a likely, common situation to face shark while swimming in the sea but we have to consider every possibility. Also, we have learned in the previous class that sharks do not have a ability to distinguish human and other sea creatures, which means sharks can attack us anytime. I’ve heard in the news that sharks are now appearing in korea as well and it’s time to take precaution and stop having mind as “it’s none of our business.” We know that sharks are merciless creature in the sea it can make any living creature into pieces and it’s always better to safe than to be sorry.

  22. March 10, 2016 8:46 am

    Actually my answer is yes. In the video i saw at the tuesday class, about why the sharks kill the people, they bite people for mistakes. Sharks eat fish but they don’t have very good recognition technics. So sometimes they confuse people with fish. That’s the reason why sharks attack people who swim.
    And sharks are so fast according to the video. The speed of sharks is about 40km. We can’t see them at the out side of the water, shore, because sharks burst up at the bottom to the surface of the sea water to bite a prey at once. We can’t bear at that speed because of the slow swimming speed at the water. So when the shark start to hunting people we can’t escape from them.
    That’s the reasons why should we be worried about sharks when we swim in the sea. First sharks have a chances to mistake people to fish, second we don’t have ability to bit a shark at the speed.

  23. Amy permalink
    March 10, 2016 9:14 am

    We should be worried about sharks when we swim in the sea.
    Some people think that they should be careful about sharks only in dangerous area. But I think, because of climate change, sharks can move other areas.
    There are no safety area. Sharks can appear every beaches people swim.
    For example, Korean beaches are not famous place that sharks show up.
    So some people can regard that Korea sea is safe to swim. But in 2012, sharks showed up 9 times at Korea coasts. Korean beaches is not safety place from sharks’ attack. So, sharks can appear not only in Korean beaches but also all beaches in the world.
    Also, sharks can wound people to death. Although sharks attack people as mistakes, people can get fatal injury or die. So we should be careful and worried about shark during swimming in the sea.

  24. Jelly permalink
    March 10, 2016 10:23 am

    I definitely think that we should worry about sharks when we swim in the sea.
    There can not be an exception that sharks will not appear on the beach where I am that many visitors are enjoying. In fact, there are many cases that human got injured by sharks at the beach. Because of climate change,sharks are keep looking for warm places to stay. So they come all the way to the beach. These cases tell us ‘Sharks can appear anywhere and they do attack people’. For example, 2013.8.22 shark took away one’d life on the beach in Hawaii.
    However sharks do not eat human.Then it leads to the question of why do sharks attack people instead of their prey? Apparently, sharks cannot distinguish human from it’s prey by appearance. They figure them out by movements. Anything that moves like fish can be a target. While swimming, people wave their arms and splash water with their feet. Unfortunately, this movements remind sharks of it’s prey.
    Therefore even if it’s a beach, there can be unexpected attack by sharks. Especially when we are swimming. So we should worry about sharks all the time while staying in the water.

  25. aaa permalink
    March 10, 2016 10:41 am

    Yes. We should be worried about sharks when we swim in the sea.
    Some people think that they should be careful about sharks only in dangerous area. But I think, because of climate change, sharks can move other areas.
    There are no safety area. Sharks can appear every beaches people swim.
    For example, Korean beaches are not famous place that sharks show up.
    So some people can regard that Korea sea is safe to swim. But in 2012, sharks showed up 9 times at Korea coasts. Korean beaches is not safety place from sharks’ attack. So, sharks can appear not only in Korean beaches but also all beaches in the world.
    Also, sharks can wound people to death. Although sharks attack people as mistakes, people can get fatal injury or die. So we should be careful and worried about shark during swimming in the sea.

  26. saigonriver permalink
    March 10, 2016 11:45 am

    I don’t think that we should be careful about sharks whenever we swim. Because according to researches, sharks prepare tuna than human for their food.And they don’t usually attack or bite human. Also we swim at shallow part of sea but sharks live at deep part of sea. But for exception, we have to be careful for sharks in the sea is when we surf. Among many kinds of sharks food, turtle is one of them too. And when human surfs, it’s queit similar with how turtles swim. so they could be ataackes. . but

  27. saigonriver permalink
    March 10, 2016 11:55 am

    I think we don’t have to care about sharks when we swim at sea. There are several reasons. First, according to reaserches, sharks don’t usually bite or attack unless they don’t smell blood. Second, where people swim and where people live in the sea is absolutely different. We swim at shallow part of sea, sharks live at deep part. But for one exception we have to becareful about sharks at the sea is when we surf. Among many kinds of food of shraks, turtle is one of them. And when people surf, it looks like the way turtles swim. So they could be attacked. So I think we just have to be careful about only under special circumstances.

  28. The flaming lips permalink
    March 10, 2016 1:23 pm

    I don’t think we should be worried about sharks when we swim in the sea. because sharks usually live in deep sea and seas that poeple usually go to are not very deep. also, in case of swimming in the deep seas like scuba diving, there’s no need to be worried about sharks, too. because the staffs would probably know where is the safe place to swim. even someone would swim in the area where the sharks are, it will be little dangerous but don’t have to worry. because the change of getting attacked by a shark is very rare according to study sharks don’t like to eat humans so i think there would be no problem unless someone intentionally irritate sharks.

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