If your prevailing wisdom about sharks still stems from that bloodthirsty ´70s Spielberg number, here are some neat facts: odds actually favor death by falling coke machines and Buffalo wing bingeing before that of death by a Great Whites jaws. If you find that shocking, just think how much more you could learn from the new documentary Sharkwater. The films goal is to debunk those Jaws-induced myths so that youll go fearlessly back into SoFlas briny depths. In it, daredevil filmmaker and shark do-gooder Rob Stewart dons a wetsuit and fights for shark sanctuaries. While we often think of humans as prey, Stewart knows that the opposite is true shark numbers are in decline due to poachers, who crave nothing but the valuable fins. The International Fishing Hall of Fame (300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach) knows a good cause, too: after Sharkwaters screening today at 3:30 p.m., theyre treating visitors to an educational 3-D shark exhibit, a touch-screen shark tracker, a making-of, and a photo gallery to raise conservation awareness. Admission is free for 3-and-under, $5 to $6 for everyone else. Call 954-924-4370, or visit www.sharkwater.com.
Oct. 25-March 31, 3:30 p.m., 2007