‘Jaws’ Author Peter Benchley Dies at 65
Peter Benchley, the man who is most notably known for writing “Jaws” died at the age of 65.
If memory serves correctly Benchley wrote “Jaws” around the time he was a speechwriter for the White House. In interviews some 30 years later, he said something to the effect that he wished he could take back the demonizing and misunderstanding of the White Shark that his writing brought.
The proof of this sentiment can be found in his later work as a conservationist of, and voice for the White Shark.
If you’d like to be scared, rent “Jaws”. If you want to begin to understand keep reading.
Millions of sharks are killed each year out of ignorance. For their meat and for their fins.
According to the Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department, 61 shark attacks on humans were reported in 2004, with 7 of them resulting in a fatality. And we call them killers.