Bill, a ten-year-old boy, has big plans. When he
grows up he wants to create a marine park filled with his favorite
fish - sharks. Bill knows everything there is to know about
sharks. He's been fascinated with them since he was a very
young boy. At the age of five, Bill knew there were more
than 250 different kinds of
As soon as Bill began to read, he started collecting
books about sharks. His favorite book is about the giant
sharks, the whale shark, sometimes 45 feet long, and the giant
basking shark that is nearly that long. Even though these
sharks are giants, they eat only tiny sea animals.
When Bill was nine years old, he went skin diving with
his dad. Bill knew that the 18-foot mackerel shark and
the hammerhead shark they saw would not harm them. Many
shark stories are exaggerated stories.
Bill wants to include as many sharks in his marine park
as possible. In addition to the many kinds of large sharks,
he also wants to include many of the small ones as well.
Some of Bill's favorite kinds of small sharks include the
dogfishes and the spiny dogfishes.