From the perspective of a modern sportfisherman
, "gladiator of the sea" is a great way to describe the swordfish: a powerful, determined fighter, capable of astonishing runs and leaps.
Most bear biologists in the region believe that the overall population is relatively healthy, and that pressure from sportfisherman
in the area combined with hunting may be redistributing the bears, leading to a lower quality experience for those armed with nothing more than binoculars.
An avid sportfisherman
before a car accident in 1992, Cooper was determined to get back into the sport even though he had no grip or strength in his hands.
Although Hemingway was the swashbuckling man of letters and his guests were reserved and cautious men of science, Hemingway in the mid-1930s was at his peak as a vigorous and competitive sportfisherman
and fully deserved Cadwalader's and Fowler's confidence, for the information he supplied went beyond the realm of sport and into the world of significant scientific discovery.