I always find Shark Week fascinating. I don't think there's anything more terrifying than seeing a great white shark the size of a station wagon coming right at you in open water...
Probably is one of the very worst ways to die, too. Man, not even good to think about it. My mom took me to see Jaws when I was a little kid (because she didn't want to go by herself), and it messed me up but good for a couple of days after that...
Fun Fact™: Great whites don't even have the most vicious bite of all sharks... tiger sharks do. 'Cuz they have to bite through sea turtle shells. .
It used to be about educating on all different kinds of sharks, etc. Now all it is is shark attack survival and great white this/great white that. There is hardly anything else on all the other species. It's somewhat entertaining, but I don't know how many times I can watch great whites get tagged/attack seals, etc. Just get's kind of borring.
Perhaps there just isn't enough content any more... but several years ago when "Shark Week" was a new thing on Discovery, it was 24/7 content until the week was over. Now it's just a couple shows every night between 7-9pm.
I've dived with several thousand sharks over the years...they are extremely cool to watch when exhibiting natural behavior (i.e., not some stupid shark feed for tourists)...they're so superbly adapted for their environment.
at two locations, Galapagos and Cocos Is, CR, it was possible to observe walls of hammerheads swim by for several minutes. after seeing 500+ white-tips, I simply stopped noticing them.
silkies, silver tips, tigers, bulls...I like em all.
sadly, sharks are taking a ferocious beating from humans from overfishing and the despicable practice of finning. love em while you can, many species' populations are on the verge of crashing.
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