Many people are familiar with the great white shark, but not the large filter-feeding sharks such as the basking and whale sharks.
That from a program called “I Escaped Jaws”.
“The shark continued to shake me, basically like a dog would a rag doll,” a survivor told Discovery. Discovery has begun to enlist shark experts – scientists, divers, filmmakers, photographers, advocates, and artists – as “finbassadors” who are being given rein on the cable network’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts to discuss sharks in detail. “It was my ultimate goal when I was a kid”. The water in the Bahamas was so clear it was like looking into a glass tank, with the sharks all swimming 30 feet below.
What are you most excited to see during Shark Week?
Are they coming through?
Still more? OK, at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, AMC airs “Jaws”, the Spielberg thriller based on Peter Benchley’s novel. “When you’re in the shark-saving business and everybody hates your subject, it’s hard to convince them otherwise”. We sort it out for you. Mako sharks are the fastest of all species in the world.
“He showed determination like I told him from the beginning”, Jeff Lesniak said.
They cut the rope and Lucy swam free, and now she comes every day to feed.
“It’s really important to understand what sharks are there, why are they there, what’s the migration patterns of some of the sharks”.
By now, we all know the sad story of sharks and rays. “… But what were they eating in Florida?” Even his typical 10-year-old fantasies of playing in the National Hockey League are tied to sharks. I had never before thought of these creatures as having this kind of emotional intelligence.
Science-minded viewers will be the judge of whether Mr. Ross is true to his word with regards to this year’s Shark Week programs, but the descriptions do sound less tabloidy with a few exceptions. And they’re heading straight for you. “They bite and then release”.
That said, he maintains that the film will be pro-shark.
Discovery is emphasizing the ecological aspect as well, partnering with conservation groups Oceana, the Sea Save Foundation and Ghost Fishing, which raises awareness about the disastrous effects abandoned traps and nets have on marine life. Why are the sharks biting? Or the contrasting reports that sharks are “misunderstood” while attacks appear to be on the uprise-at least, reports of attacks, if not the attacks themselves.
Up to 100 million sharks are killed every year, whether it’s for the popular Chinese dish shark fin soup or as accidental bycatch. It’s not the sharks who are eating us, it’s the other way around.
Conceptualized by Volkswagen’s agency of record Deutsch LA, and produced by Discovery Channel, the Sharks ReScored campaign is an innovative, online experience at SharksRescored.com that includes: a trailer of a mini documentary; the “SportWagen or Shark?” game that has fans decide if “SportWagen” or “Shark” is the answer; and interactive score footage that uses eye-tracking technology to show how music influences their perception of sharks. “We’re on Year 28-who’s going to compete with us?” Thus, they are especially threatened by overfishing and slow to recover.
It has become increasingly unpalatable for people across the globe to watch idly as we lose one of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring assemblages of marine biodiversity. I’m about to embark on my own shark movie-Meg-for Warner Brothers, about a giant megaladon shark that escapes from the bottom of the ocean and wreaks havoc on the ecosystem, and I see it as an opportunity to re-educate and re-brand scary sharks in movies. “I’m the biggest spectator of all so I want to see people get chomped”.