Premiering July 27 to August 2, 2008, participate in the celebration of Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week event this year by not only checking to see what programs will be showing throughout the week and watching them, but gets facts about aquarium pet and other sharks, read entertaining close shark encounter tales, learn about conservation efforts and much more from the information provided here about, Sharks!!!
Along with some of the most popular and memorable Shark Week shows from past years, six all-new programs will be featured this year. From entertaining and adventurous, to fear and loathing, to enlightenment of understanding these denizens of the sea, this week's Discovery Shark Week programs will no doubt instill these and other emotions in everyone who watches. Don't miss it!
Shark Conservation Act of 2008 - What's Happening?On July 8, 2008, the Shark Conservation Act of 2008 (H.R. 5741) was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill, "To amend the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to improve the conservation of sharks", is now awaiting the U.S. Senate vote. Be informed by finding out what's happening with this bill, and get all the facts about it.
Brownbanded Bamboo Shark - A Good Aquarium Pet Choice, or Not?
Have you thought about a shark as an aquarium pet? The Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, also called a Cat Shark, is considered to be one of the best species of choice, or is it? Here you can learn about some important things to consider before buying one of these sharks, such as the minimum aquarium size needed, its characteristics, special dietary requirements, feeding and more need to know information.
For anyone that wants to know about choosing and caring for these fascinating creatures, "Aquarium Sharks & Rays: An Essential Guide to Their Selection, Keeping, and Natural History" by Scott W. Michael is a must have reference. This book is loaded with amazing full color photographs, provides complete and comprehensive coverage on the nature of all species of sharks and rays, from their natural habitats on the reefs, to their captive care and breeding in a marine aquarium.
Large Sharks Profiled
Certainly not fishes that can be kept in a home aquarium, read these profiles from other About Guides to learn about larger species of Sharks that inhabit our world's oceans.
Tales of Close Shark Encounters
It's not unusual when you've spent 10 years diving in Hawaiian waters collecting aquarium fish to have a close encounter with a shark or two. Enjoy reading these shark tales, we, your Guides Debbie and Stan wrote about from our own personal experiences.
Sharks CAN Be Funny and Entertaining Creatures
Whether you have ever read Jim Toomey's Sherman's Lagoon comic strip or not, with funny titles like "Ate That, What's Next?", "Poodle: The Other White Meat", and many more, you'll no doubt find Sherman the Shark and his Lagoonie Friends' cartoon Collection and Treasury books quite hilarious and entertaining. Get them all for your own enjoyment, place them on a table to share some laughs, or pass on the fun and laughter by giving them as gifts!
Are you looking for still or animated graphics of sharks? Browse this extensive list of Web resource sites that offer free for download use, or that may require a minimal membership fee to access not only images of sharks, but fishes, whales, dolphins, seahorses, and many other types of marine animals.
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