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Discovery's Shark Week is back for 2019. I conduct my annual review of the previews of Shark Week to show you what I am excited about. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S846_SharWeekPreview.mp3
Category:shark week -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Shark Week has been running for 29 years and this year will be its 30th year running as it had educated, inspired, scared and trick many people over its tenure. Shark Week seeks to educate and entertain; however, 3 years ago, Discovery (the company who puts on Shark Week) focused more in the entertainment rather than the education. 

There was a period of a few years where the programming focused more on fake documentaries rather than education on sharks. For example, the was a program that said the megalodon existed and was targeting humans. Discovery barely told the audience that the episode was fake. It caused a lot of fear and a lot of anger from shark biologists, such as Dr. David Shiffman.

David joins me on the program today to discuss the 30-year Legacy of Shark Week as we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly parts of that legacy. We also go through some of the interesting previews of this week's programming. Finally, we discuss our favourite shows over the past couple for years (as Discover got their act together) and some of the show we would like to see based on new research. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S512_SharkWeek30thAnniversaryWithDavidShiffman.mp3
Category:shark week -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Did the race of Phelps vs a Great White Shark do Marine Conservation some good? That is the question that many people asked before the premiere of Shark Week 2017. Discovery debuted its annual shark week with an episode pitting Olympic Great, Michael Phelps, versus a Great White Shark. Some say that this was a pointless exercise as sharks are way faster than humans. Others thought that Phelps was the best swimmer over any species. I think it made for great promotion, television and a great chance to educate viewers on the speed of sharks.

Also on the show, I answer the question some of the group members asked: How can I contribute to Marine Conservation in my career even of I am not a scientist.

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Direct download: SUFB_S346_PhelpsLosesToWhiteSharkButIsItAWinForConservation.mp3
Category:shark week -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

The Shark Week Schedule for 2017 has been announced and there are some shows to which I am looking forward and others that perpetuate sharks as serial killers (which is false!!!). I review some of the synopses of the episodes announced during this episode. 

I also go over an infographic released by the Save San Francisco Bay Organization that deals with the problem of cigarette butt littering. One of the most preventable forms of litter out there. 

Finally, I talk about an article in the Guardian that discusses the affect of tourism on Antarctica and how some researchers are seeing changes in habitat due to the presence of invasive species of plants and insects.

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I've been watching Shark Week 2016 all week and reviewing an episode per day. Tonight, I will be reviewing the episode called "Air Jaws" because it's Great White Sharks leaping out of the water after seals and there is actually some science behind it.

In the Air Jaws Episode, it seemed different then in the past as it focused on answering a number of questions related to the hinting strategies of the ultimate predator, the Great White Shark, at Seal Island, South Africa. The researchers asked questions such as "Do White Sharks hunt through vision or vibrations?" and "How do the White Shark Prey avoid their ambush predators?"

The episode uses some great technology to detect White Sharks and their Seal prey in the pitch black of the dark night.

Check out my review that I recorded on Facebook Live this time.

 

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Direct download: SW2016_FBLive_AirJawsReview1.mp3
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Shark Week 2016 Marine Biologists Greg Stuntz, Matt Ajemain and professional Shark Tagger Keith Poe try to catch and tag a large Mako Shark called a Grander to find out how these animals behave and predate in the Ocean.

there were two studies trying to locate and document movements and feeding behaviour of grander mako sharks, one on the California Coast and the other on the New England Coast.

It was difficult to tell if both research teams were successful in locating a grander mako; however, one of the teams was not only able to locate one, but they were able to tag it and attach a front and back facing video instrument on the shark to document it's movement and behaviour.

It was interesting to note that the large mako grander sharks would stay in the deep sea during the day and come to the surface to feed at night on crabs no less. Was this crab prey a normal meal for these large sharks or was this just something in the way that looked appetizing. Only more research will be able to answer that question!

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Direct download: 2016-06-28_22-28-21.mp3
Category:shark week -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Shark Week: Day 2 follows 2 story lines of shark predators and their feeding behaviour that was believed to take place predominantly in the deep ocean; however, recent sightings make shark researchers think that the Great White Shark in Guadeloupe and the Hammer Head Shark in Bimini, Bahamas are hunting is shallow water.

The episode determines why they are observing this behaviour.

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Direct download: 2016-06-27_22-47-53.mp3
Category:shark week -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Shark Week 2016 has begun and discovery Channel is kicking it off with a great episode from University of Miami's Shark Researcher, Dr. Neil Hammershlag, who is trying to answer the question:

"Why are there so many Tiger Sharks at Tiger Beach, Bahamas?"

Listen in to heat about what Nathan and I thought about the first episode for Shark Week in 2016.

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Neil's Interview with Speak Up for Blue Shark Week 2015:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/sharkweek2

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Direct download: Shark_Week_2016-_Tiger_Beach_Review.mp3
Category:shark week -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Nathan and I are back for another wonderful Ocean Talk Friday on the Speak Up For Blue Podcast! It's an exciting episode because we are on the cusp of Discovery Channel's 2016 Shark Week with a promise for the network of a more science-based program schedule. 

Last year, Discovery was under fire as it aired a number of fictional "mocumentaries" during it's 2014 schedule, which angered many people and critics were quick to demand for changes to programming to shift from fear based content to more interest based content.

In 2015, the network hired a new President who vowed to bring back the Shark Week that we know and love and was reflected to a certain degree in the 2015 content. This year is looking even better with interesting content scheduled that documents researcher's studies on how sharks move and where are their important habitats.

Nathan and I describe which shows we are looking forward to as well as other stories that came up this week, including:

1) Oceana - Canada provide a dismal report on Canada's current state of fisheries, but offer hope!;

2) All About Shark Week!;

3) How organic pollutants are harming apex predators; and,

4) Are aquariums teaching out children the wrong thing?

10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf  

Direct download: SUFB_S173_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:shark week -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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