Shark Week is officially over. I’ve said all I have to say about the mockumentary and Discovery’s defense of it, but to properly wrap up the annual festivities, I wanted to link to all of the wonderful Cooler than #SharkWeek posts that have been shared since Wednesday. Have a sharky weekend!
I wasn’t the only one chatting about Shark Week: David Shiffman had a great CNN interview, Brian Switek explains that this is just a small part of a larger problem, and Alex Warneke explains why Discovery’s scientific integrity matters so much.
— Dr. Alistair Dove (@para_sight) August 7, 2013
Also, Megalodon was definitely not the coolest ancient shark.
Why our obsession with size? Most sharks are wee little things.
I know it seems scary, but there’s no need to fear: you’re not going to get attacked by a shark.
Did you know great whites eat more than seals?
The National Resources Defense Council gets in on the Cooler than #SharkWeek action with a conversation with shark scientist Brad Sewell, and in the same vein, more cool shark scientists from Texas A & M.
People have different personalities, but are all sharks the same?
One mom, many dads. Shark reproduction is complicated.
Can we design a shark-proof suit? Good question.