Thursday, May 7, 2015

Today, I emailed the Humane Society International about a few questions I had about finning. I also looked again for endangered species to fix my information, and added it to my slides. I actually added my extra information about the federal laws, as well as more graphics. Lastly, I added an end slide with a moving background. The website I visited today is called: "Mother Nature Network."

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Today, I reorganized my information and turned some of my longer slides into bullets. I also added transitions to give more effect to my presentation. I have continued to fix my slides to look more appealing and make sure my info is correct and organized well. Another thing i did today was find more images and backgrounds for my slides. I have also practiced what I am going to say and if it will sound well.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today, I watched two videos that talked about shark finning and its affect on the environment, while taking notes. I also typed up the species that are the most vulnerable to shark finning and was quite disappointed to find that one of my favorite species of shark, the scalloped hammerhead, is one of the most vulnerable species to endangerment. Another thing I did was look at more list of vulnerable species as well as visited SF News to read an article about the ban of shark finning, especially in China Town where the soup is extremely popular. Every week I am expanding my knowledge of shark finning and am learning more reasons why this barbaric practice should end, which makes me feel more confident that I can share this information well with my peers. I am also planning on surveying my classmates to see how many people actually know about shark finning.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Food Chain

Today I continued what I had been doing last week, which was continuing to gather my information into slides and finding more images for backgrounds. I also added a graphic to my slides in which i created, which was a simple version of the ocean food chain. It shows the importance of sharks to the food chain and just the sea in general. Without sharks, the ocean would be completely off balance. I also used this graphic in my pitch. ( I made it for my pitch as an example then brought it into my slide) I also found some interviews that I will watch next week.

Friday, March 20, 2015


Today I researched and typed up (in my notes to later be organized into my presentation) the information involving the species of sharks that are finned the most. I found out that scalloped hammerheads are actually endangered, and are most commonly found in soup in Boston. Smooth hammerheads are the second, and are vulnerable to endangerment. I have gone very deep into the information on sharks and how if they become extinct, they can really hurt the ecosystem. I also found an image that gives a lot of information and facts on shark finning, and I thought I could print some copies out and pass them out so the information would be passed along.

Friday, March 13, 2015


Today, I worked on organizing my information that I had in my notes and my Google document that held more of the info that I had gathered into my 'slide' presentation. I worked on summarizing the description of the practice of shark finning, as well as typed some of my statistics. Another thing I did today was search for images to use on the backgrounds of my presentation. Lastly, I scheduled an appointment for my conference with the teacher on April 24th at 11:40. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hammerhead Sharks


Today I found a few  shark gifs (moving pictures without sound) to add to my presentation. I found one to add to my first slide that I think will really catch attention. If I add some humor to my presentation, it should make the presentation seem more interesting. I also wish to equal out the sad parts from the information with a bit of lightheartedness, using gifs and photos. What I also did today was check my timeline to make sure I was up to date with my project. It is very nice to learn more about this topic and I hope this knowledge spreads after my presentation.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Shark Fin Soup Origin

Today I researched the origin of shark fin soup and why it is treasured in Asian countries. I found out that shark fin soup is served at special occasions as a sign of honor and prosperity. Another thing I learned is that studies show that many consumers really don't know of the issues and effects the soup really causes. I also found a few graphics to add to my google slides presentation to make it look more interesting. I also found out more cons about eating shark fin soup that connects more to taste and effects ( like the high-levels of mercury it may contain) These are the things I did today on February, 27.

Friday, February 20, 2015

On February 20, I researched how the federal government is involved in my topic, shark finning. I found a lot of interesting information, like the fact that a "Shark Finning Prohibition Act" was passed in the United States in 2000. Another thing I took notes on was the countries/states in the US have laws against shark finning, and what they regulate. Lastly, I learned that many states, including Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, California, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and Massachusetts have laws against shark finning.