Shark bites new viewers for Discovery in 33rd year
NEW YORK — (AP) — Shark Week just finished its 33rd edition on Discovery, a television event so old that one advertising executive joked it could have its own children. A study by LG Ads found that during Shark Week last year, 37% of the people who tuned in hadn't watched Discovery at any point during the previous month. The first night of Shark Week, July 11, is the most popular and was counted in last week's Nielsen company figures. Benefiting from their sports events, ABC averaged 4.1 million viewers in prime time last week, and Fox had 2.9 million. ABC's “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race, averaging 7.6 million viewers.wftv.com
Hospital dresses up newborns in Baby Shark onesies for Shark Week
Every baby born at the Cincinnati hospital from July 28 through August 3 will receive a limited edition Baby Shark Onesie. Every baby born at the Cincinnati hospital from July 28 through August 3 will receive a limited edition Baby Shark Onesie. For the complete Baby Shark experience, a special Snapchat filter has been activated at the hospital's two birthing centers and the aquarium. Bo McMillan, a senior marketing consultant at The Christ Hospital Health Network, told CNN the hospital has been giving out special edition onesies for about a year. It's the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Roaming Gourmet: Would you eat shark meat?
For me and my household, a debate ensued about eating shark meat. Now we wonder even though you can, should you eat shark? Lets get a few facts straight about shark consumption: You can eat shark legally in the United States, but finning is still an issue. Just in case you are wondering, shark meat spoils quickly and if not handled properly tastes poor due to the fact that sharks urinate through their skin. Note: You can use the sauce on shark meat, but I am going to use mine on salmon.dailycommercial.com
Shark incidents, which grew in number for years, saw some recent declines
About 80 percent of all the reported incidents were unprovoked, according to the Global Shark Attack File. After Florida, the majority of unprovoked shark encounters occurred in Hawaii (157), California (105), South Carolina (79), North Carolina (66) and Texas (34). Such high-profile fatalities negatively contribute to humans attitudes about sharks, even as the number of such incidents declines. The downward trend aligns with data collected in another shark attack file maintained by the Florida Museum, although its numbers vary slightly. Shark incidents are less likely to occur with more people around.news-journalonline.com
Ocearch founder says people have "irrational" fear of sharks
We are in the middle of the cultural phenomenon known as "Shark Week." But for some parts of America, this may seem like every week. Attacks on both coasts raise new concerns this summer about beach safety, but Ocearch founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer believes people have a "statistically irrational" fear of sharks. Fischer joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what's behind the worldwide all-time record for attacks, how to keep safe and his latest shark tracking and tagging expeditions.cbsnews.com