Shark Week is this week on the Discovery Channel and the Georgia Aquarium is celebrating in a big way! Shark Week, now in its 23rd year, is a hugely anticipated celebration of these terrifying and often misunderstood giants; the Georgia Aquarium has partnered with the Discovery Channel to provide exclusive online streaming content and help celebrate these incredible creatures. If you’re like me, Shark Week is something you look forward to every year – my TiVo is set for all the premieres and a few old favorites from past years. The opportunity to have extra Shark Week experiences online – and in person – via the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, is pretty exciting!
There are a number of very cool features of Shark Week with the Georgia Aquarium – many of which you can enjoy from home without a trip to the aquarium itself! These include live online chats (remaining chats are at 11:00 PM EST on August 2 and 4 and at 10:00 PM EST on August 3), a live streaming webcam of the Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager gallery, home to four whale sharks and seven other species, along with daily feedings, interactive dive shows and more! Georgia Aquarium’s Shark Cam and online features will be available on the Shark Week website, discovery.com/sharkweek, from Aug. 1 – 4, 2010. You can also watch “Sharks at Georgia Aquarium” on Discovery’s Shark Week playlist. Click here to access the Ocean Voyager webcam.
If you can fit a visit to the Georgia Aquarium into your schedule this week, there’s even more to experience in person! There are interactive dive shows, question-and-answer sessions with shark experts, and even behind-the-scenes tours are available daily (you can purchase those tickets online so that you can plan ahead). In addition, the temporary exhibit Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is in its final weeks at the aquarium – catch it before it’s gone!
There’s so much to do this week to celebrate Shark Week – both online, on television, and right here in our backyard, at the fantastic Georgia Aquarium!