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I shot these images last Saturday morning. Some local fisherman caught a pretty big mako shark off Montauk point, and wound up taking second place in the 26th Annual Star Island Shark Tournament. In 1975, as a much-too-young seven-year-old, I saw Jaws at the Circle Theater in the Bronx, after my father was talked into taking me, my older sister Margaret and practically every teenager in our neighborhood. I've been terrified and fascinated by sharks ever since, a species that predates dinosaurs by 200 million years. Though filming a shark as it's disemboweled is a shitty thing to do, killing one for sport - with all the unfair advantages of modern equipment - is shittier and barbaric. The final image of the video is the mako's still-beating heart.