Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Evil Sharks Made Me Do It

Looking at the titles of some of the shows on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, the bloody pandering is downright shameful. The only thing to discover here is an end to the channel's credibility.

Here are the titles of some of the shows this week with side comments by Eco Ocean.

Jaws of the Pacific  -- the author of Jaws spent the rest of his life trying to save sharks, deeply unhappy that he stirred such a hatred for the great fish

Into the Shark Bite  -- you are more likely to get hit by lightening than attacked by a shark

Rogue Sharks --
what? sharks are now akin to rogue nations, prone to anarchy and independence

Top Five Eaten Alive
-- gimme a break!

Ten Deadliest Sharks --
you mean the best hunters with awesome biology that we can learn from?

You can see what I meant in yesterday's post.

Discovery Channel's Shark Week creates a blood lust for shark hunting and killing at the expense of an important top predator in need of saving. Don't watch it.


JenKlopp said...

I'm not watching! Will leave sharks alone....

Mike Misner said...

Thanks Jen. They need a break!