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California Great White Sharks May Get Endangered Species Status
2013-02-07 14:59:48

On Wednesday, California's Fish and Game Commission recommended that the endangered status be given to great white sharks in the waters under their jurisdiction.

2008-09-16 06:00:19

By Martyn McLaughlin ONE day, writer Peter Benchley came across a newspaper story about a Long Island fisherman who caught a 4,500lb great white shark. "I thought to myself, 'What would happen if one of those came around and wouldn't go away?'" Benchley later recalled.

2006-02-12 20:39:48

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Benchley, author of the bestseller "Jaws" that was the basis for the blockbuster movie that terrified beachgoers and kept many out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.

2006-02-12 20:35:00

Peter Benchley, author of the bestseller "Jaws" that was the basis for the blockbuster movie that terrified beachgoers and kept many out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.

2006-02-12 19:55:00

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Benchley, the author of the bestseller "Jaws" which was made into a blockbuster movie that kept beachgoers out of the water for years, died at his home at age 65, his family said on Sunday.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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