Shark Week first aired in 1988 on the Discovery Channel. Since then, it has become a world-wide cultural phenomenon. It is broadcast in over 72 countries and is the longest-running cable television event in history. There are some really neat factual shows broadcast during this week on the Discovery channel, as well as a few slightly exaggerated fictional shows designed more to entertain than educate. But let’s face it – many people also can’t wait to tune in for the purely fictitious shark shows, such as Sharknado on the Syfy channel.
Here in the Melbourne/Palm Bay area of Florida, we don’t just watch for sharks on TV. We live it. It lasts more than a week. In fact, it lasts more than a month. Florida is sometimes known as the Shark Attack Capital of the World! Continue reading