Shark Trouble by Peter Benchley


After writing Jaws, Peter Benchley became an advocate for sharks.  He has written non-fiction books and worked with several documentaries to teach people more about these fascinating creatures.  Peter Benchley wants to help people see sharks as complex beings that have an essential role in the ecosystem.

Peter Benchley’s book Shark Trouble starts with a brief overview of sharks and their importance as apex predators.  Next, he looks at how sharks are typically demonized in the media.  The final section of the book list other creatures in the ocean that can be dangerous, such as:  moray eels, killer whales, barracudas, rays, and squids.

The book is interesting and easy to read.