Can't wait for Shark Week?
Here's a compilation of shark-related goodies to keep you from plunging into shark-deprivation madness:
- Watch live sharks in the Georgia Aquarium's Ocean Voyager tank via #sharkcam
- Decorate your desktop with sharks--all the photos in National Geographic's shark profiles and galleries are also available as desktop wallpapers.
- Watch shark videos online
- Learn more about sharks
- Give to a shark-related charity
- Play a shark game or check out shark apps
- Buy shark books & DVDs
- Volunteer to help make IsItSharkWeek.com international
- Suggest links to add to the web site
Shark Week 2012 News
- In order to make Shark Week more social, Discovery has launched Shark Week Live to chat with other Shark Week fans and get interesting factoids while watching this year's premieres. You can also download their iPad and iPhone apps at this link.
- This year's host is Philip DeFranco; check out his announcement on YouTube.
Watch Shark Videos Online
You can also view clips from past Shark Weeks on The Discovery Channel's YouTube page, where they have nearly 80 Shark Week videos available, including the Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters specials.
Great White Shark: Truth Behind the Legend is available to view in full online and for free (preview below).
Other shark videos are available on the IsItSharkWeek YouTube Channel.
Learn more about sharks
- Florida Program for Shark Research & Internation Shark Attack File
- Read SharkDiver's blog, Underwater Thrills, to get a great behind-the-scenes view of diving and filming with sharks, plus good info on shark conservation
- The Dorsal Fin delivers on its promise of shark news without hysteria. Thoughtful responses to Shark Week programing, plus year-round shark news.
- Check out WildAid's shark finning infographic.
- Favorite site not here? Suggest a link
Give to shark charities & shark research
- Shark Research Institute
- Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation
- IEMANYA OCEANICA
- Galapagos Conservation Trust
- Shark Trust (UK)
- Wild Aid
- Project Aware
- Your favorite charity not here? Suggest a link
Shark Games & Shark Apps
- Guess the shark name by vowels only
- Expedition White Shark is an app for the iPhone and iPad that allows you to track white sharks outfitted with satellite transmitters by the Marine conservation Science Institute
- Discovery Channel's web site has several shark-themed games, including quizzes and interactives
- In collaboration with Gameloft and WildAid, Discovery Channel has published Shark Dash, which is available for Android, iPhone and iPad
- Discovery Channel has also produced an iPad app full of shark information and shark images called Ultimate Sharks
- Recommend your favorite shark games and apps
Buy shark books & DVDs
Still not enough shark to tide you over to the beginning of Shark Week? Try these recommendations for great books and DVDs about sharks:
Help Make The Site International
Are you an international fan of Shark Week? Right now, IsItSharkWeek.com only represents English-speaking visitors and the US dates for Shark Week. With your help, we can make the site for everyone. If you're an international fan and want to volunteer to update the site for your region, send us an email.