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JAWS TIME: Shark Week is Coming

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 at 6:18 am in Family Outings, TV.

Whale sharks in Atlanta (Frank Niemeir/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)
Cue the “Jaws” music. Shark Week starts this weekend! It’s all sharks, all the time on the Discovery Channel , and San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay and Berkeley’s Habitot are getting in on the action too with underwater themed activities and a shark-sleepover.

The Aquarium of the Bay — where a clear tunnel gets you up close and personal with sevengill, leopard, spiny dogfish and angel sharks — is hosting family sleepovers on July 26 and August 2. The fun runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. and includes guided tours, shark-related activities, late night snacks and a full breakfast ($65). Don’t want to sleep wit’ da fishes? They’re also hosting leopard shark touching pools, scavenger hunts and special shark feedings July 27-Aug. 3.

Don’t want to leave the couch? The Discovery Channel is hosting its 21st annual Shark Week starting this Sunday at 9 p.m. with a Mythbusters Shark Special that includes a 16-ft robo-shark. Other piscine specials include “Surviving Sharks,” “Dirty Jobs: Shark Special” and — our personal favorite topic — “How Not to Become Shark Bait.”

And for the small set: It’s “Underwater Week” at Berkeley’s Habitot Museum ($7-$8). Help decorate the “Waterworks” area as a marine science lab, build squid and octopii scultures, or make seaweed jewelry and decorate a scuba mask. Underwater week runs July 28-Aug. 2.

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One Response to “JAWS TIME: Shark Week is Coming”

  1. Andy Mallar Says:

    Thanks to this post I dont seem like an idiot. I had an argument with my wife and this proves I was right. Thanks!

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