Did you know Shark Week is turning 28-years-old next week? It was started as a week-long programming block for the Discovery Channel created by Tom Golden and on July 17th, 1988 and has reoccurred every year since. It kicks off next Sunday, on June 26th, and is why we’re giving you a shark-focused tattoo gallery.
The original goal of Shark Week was to correct common misconceptions people had about sharks and increase public awareness of shark-focused conservation efforts. However, the programming became so popular that it’s taken on a persona of its own and is now more about increasing Discovery Channel’s ratings than anything else.
The truth is that sharks aren’t the oceanic monsters people make them out to be, and that they’ve been hunted and killed by the millions largely due to their monstrous appearance than anything else.
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