The Best of Shark Week (So Far)

It's easy to forget that Shark Week is just programming for the Discovery Channel. In the twenty years or so years since the specials have aired, its become sort of a midsummer institution. It also serves as an excuse to pass around clips of sharks lunging into the air to snag their prey. Since Shark Week began last Sunday, there's been plenty of coverage of early August shark-fever. Here are a few of the reading and watching items we've noted so far.

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