Where We Live: Shark Day

The number of shark attacks reported worldwide increased 25% in 2010

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Where We Live: Shark Day

The number of shark attacks reported worldwide increased 25% in 2010.

That sounds scary!  Until you realize that the worldwide total is 79.  And despite an increase in shark sitings, the shark population is actually declining.

Today, where we live, while the discovery Channel has their beloved Shark Week, we’re taking a small bite out of the action with our own shark day.

Join us today as we explore the terror that lies beneath the ocean.  We’ll hear about how the filming of JAWS transformed a sleepy island village and we’ll hear about the history of sharks.
 

Why does “shark week” fascinate us?  What is it about these dead-eyed killing machines that gives us the creeps? 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

JAWS: Memories from Martha's Vineyard
Book signing August 19, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven at 7:30PM

Demon Fish
Juliet will be appearing at the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival on Sunday (8/7). She’s speaking at 2:00 pm at the Squibnocket Tent by the Chilmark Community Center.
 


  

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Shark day

A great program. I loved hearing from Jill Reeves especially. Overall, a very interesting, fair report on the plight of sharks. I do however take issue with the comments about Discovery's shark week. Ms. Eilperin made comments about how Shark week has improved and included more science, but I've been watching for years, and the opposite is true. The programs they used to run were full of interesting facts about all kinds of sharks. Today, however, Discovery reruns programs about attacks and "flying great whites" off South Africa over and over. They are now part of the problem.