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Discovery gets highest ratings for ‘Shark Week’ in its 27 year history.+

Discussion in 'Shark Forum!' started by DocVikingo, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Miami
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    A week ago I emailed a former prof (who's been on a few times in past years) and mentioned Shark Week; the response I got back was, "Yeah, I can't watch that **** anymore." I'm flipping it on every now and then; occasionally something worthwhile will come up (the aforementioned deep-sea sharks episode was quite good) but the rest has been crap. At least one of the actual researchers (as opposed to the actor-portrayed fakes in some programs) in the "Monster Hammerhead" one was outright duped into the appearance (as for the others, I would expect Sonny Gruber to know better).

    Fraud, Deception And Lies: How Discovery's Shark Week Became The Greatest Show On Earth - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com

    Shark Week Lied to Scientists to Get Them to Appear in "Documentaries"
     
  2. Sharkphoto

    Sharkphoto Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
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    Many of those areas filmed for the shows are available to us regular people. Get out there and have your own shark week! No commercials just incredible encounters
    I have a hammerhead trip in Bimini in January - some spaces left for real shark fans. Gregory Sweeney Photography and Photography Tours
     
  3. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Miami
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    Yeah, the only good part about "Monster Hammerhead" for me was seeing the Esso Bonaire ... where I'm still awaiting my own hammerhead sighting. I've run into bulls there (literally ran into a juvenile tiger last time) and of course scads of lemons.
     

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