7 Things SHARK WEEK Gets Right And Terribly WRONG
FRENCH POLYNESIA, PACIFIC OCEAN - JANUARY 2021: Sicklefin lemon shark (Negaprion acutidens) evolves over a coral reef on January 21, 2021 in Moorea, French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean. Also called sharptooth lemon shark, the sicklefin lemon shark has a robust, stocky body and a short, broad head. This species favors still, murky waters and is most common in bays, estuaries, and lagoons, and over sandy flats and outer reefs. (Photo by Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

7 Things SHARK WEEK Gets Right And Terribly WRONG

Here are 7 things Shark Week gets right and wrong about sharks.

Here are 7 things Shark Week gets right and wrong about sharks. Shark Week is an iconic series that has been running on the Discovery Channel for over 30 years. Originally meant as an educational platform, shark experts have openly criticized the series for becoming too sensationalized. Great White Sharks thrash in the waters, camera crews entice them to approach with bait, and a large focus of the series is on shark attacks – an event that is actually pretty uncommon. On the other hand, Shark Week has put sharks in the spotlight, has amplified the need for shark conservation, and has inspired generations of viewers.

Let’s take a deeper dive into what Shark Week gets right and wrong about sharks.