Who's looking forward to Shark Week? What do you like/dislike about it?

+3 votes
asked Jul 18, 2018 in Ocean Conservation by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
Shark Week can be a little silly sometimes, but there are at least a few good shows each year during prime time that are actually educational... I really dislike the fake documentary style shows though, like the one about the Megalodon and trying to prove it isn't extinct... that was so dumb and the first time they showed that it wasn't very well disclaimered as a fake documentary - there are people out there that will believe anything... Overall I think that it does help bring some awareness of sharks and shark conservation to the general public, but, sometimes the shows still spin sharks as scary and bad which kind of gives the opposite effect causing some people to still fear them and want to kill them... anyway, what do you think? Do you think Shark Week is more help/good for sharks or bad?

(PS - I love sharks, they are my favorite animals)

4 Answers

+2 votes
answered Jul 18, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Exactly.... Like All the shark things. But sometimes. The programs can get to unserious.
+2 votes
answered Jul 23, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
I don't like the concept as it seems to scare people, thus they either are hesitant to go in the water and/or want to kill sharks.
+2 votes
answered Jul 26, 2018 by MantaRay23 (640 points)
I have really been turned off by SharkWeek this year... It seems like they just try to get any celebrity to do something with sharks. I wish they would do more education and conservation of sharks as I think it would reach a ton of people with the following of SharkWeek.

Also, it would be nice if they focused on more species of sharks. The Great White is cool and all but there are so many other cool species (as I am sure you are all aware) out there that don't get recognition. It was/is nice to see that last year they did Tiger Beach, and the Makos, and even dip into the Great Hammerhead but I want to see more!
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answered Jul 29, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
I hate it because it vilifies sharks and makes some idiots want to kill them A hundred million sharks are killed a year.

Some of the shows try to protect sharks.
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