The programming usually consists of one large budget new program, several new smaller budget programs, and then the rest of the programming slate is filled out with selections from the network's vast library of shark programs they have amassed over the past 20+ years. This week's promotional spots for Shark Week seemed sharp-witted and exciting, so let's see what the new program lineup looks like:
- Ultimate Air Jaws - leaping South African white sharks seen in super-slow motion. Hmmm, could be interesting.
- Into the Shark Bite - Hmmm.
- Shark Attack Survival Guide - Hmmm.
- Day of the Shark 3 - HmmmMMmmm.
- Shark Bite Beach - HmmmMMMmmmhhhmmm.
- Shark Bites; Adventures in Shark Week with Craig Ferguson - Hmmm. Well, at least he's funny.
- Ultimate Thrills: Swimming with Sharks
- Best Shark Dive in the World
- The Dorsal Fin
- Why Sharks Matter
- And of course, RTSea Blog
There are so many (perhaps too many, as it leaves the movement highly fragmented), so in no particular order or preference. . .
- Shark Free Marinas Initiative
- Shark Research Institute
- Iemanya Oceanica
- Save Our Sea Foundation
- The Global Shark Initiative
So, if you or your neighbors wonder out loud this week as to what all the fuss is about with sharks (Are they malevolent monsters out to get us? Or are they hapless victims of ruthless hunters and bad public relations?), check out some of the items listed above. When it comes to sharks, the truth is definitely more interesting than fiction.