‘Shark Week’ begins its annual reign of terror when Discover Channel kicks-off its 24-year-old annual celebration of oceanic predators tomorrow Sunday, July 31 at 9 p.m. Last year this popular event was viewed by almost 31 million people.
In addition to featuring a one hour special in which this week’s host Andy Samberg (of Saturday Night Live), dives into the shark-infested waters of the Bahamas, Shark Week 2011 will offer footage of the “Great White Invasion,” showing how the most feared predators of the deep are now swimming perilously close to humans, often without people knowing it, while “Jaws Comes Home,” follows four great white sharks as they make their 1.200-mile trek up and down the eastern seaboard, to terrorize popular vacation spots including Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod for the first time in almost thirty years.
Last, but never least, no Shark Week would be complete without coverage of actual shark attacks. Thus, “Dual Survival” will document several incidents involving disastrous people-shark-people South Africa and Australia.
The most common sharks found in Connecticut waters include makos, tiger sharks, threshers and blue sharks, and there are numerous fishing charter boats such as Rock and Roll Charters out of Clinton offering anglers a chance to “battle” some for themselves in the waters of Long Island Sound.