Riveting Reads – Shark Week Special!



A regular post of riveting reads from my travels around the internet this week! A selection of links, blogs, news articles, scholarly articles and images I am currently loving. This week is specially focused on Discovery Channel’s SHARK WEEK! That yearly television spectacular that had been bereft of facts in previous years but this year is winning back viewers and scientists with more fact focused programming.

Discovery Channel’s head of development and production say they have turned over a new leaf: Promising no more fake documentaries and real science and research!

Has Shark Week improved this year?: Eight ways to find out!

If you’re still unsure of why scientist get angry at Shark Week: Have a read of this article!

Who should you turn to for the facts this #SharkWeek: Look no further than this list of scientists and conservations on Twitter to follow as Shark Week airs.

Vox article by David Shiffman of @WhySharksMatter: Here brilliant shark scientist and impressive Twitter persona talks about his love/hate relationship with Shark Week.

Can’t take any more #SharkWeek?: Here is a cool alternative in #JacquesWeek follow Andrew David Thaler on a fascinating adventure though Jacques Cousteau most riveting documentaries.

What have you been reading this week? Are you watching Shark Week? Let me know in the comments below.

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