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Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” begins tonight

by on Jul.31, 2011 at 10:37 am, under Shark News Stories

Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week”, hosted by Andy Samberg, begins tonight on the Discovery Channel. “Great White Invasion” airs at 9pm, followed by “Jaws Comes Home” at 10pm.

“Great White Invasion”
will follow Chris Fallows and a team of scientists who are trying to figure out why white sharks are “suddenly” being seen “in large numbers” among swimmers and surfers along the coasts of South Africa, Australia, and California.

“Jaws Come Home” documents researcher Greg Skomal’s 2010 tracking study of five Atlantic white sharks tagged off of Chatham, Massachusetts. Skomal’s goal is to better understand the sharks migration up and down the eastern coast of the U.S. through tracking data obtained from satellite tags.

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Melissa

    I believe sharks used to avoid people because they didn’t know what we were or if we were a threat. Sharks travel from one beach and/or area to the next and because of the diving industry and scientists both chumming the water to attract them, it has caused them to relate people to food. Because of these close encounters they now know we are not a threat and relate people to food. Now they go anywhere people are in the water and gravitate to boat sounds looking for food. The young sharks learn from their elders so each generation of sharks will now always do this. Hence more and more sharks at beaches and around boats forever. Thanks a lot.

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