With a hammerhead descending upon Ocean City and eight shark attacks in Carolina, every week seems to be Shark Week for beachgoers this summer. But this week is really Shark Week, as designated by cable TV.
With Discovery Channel running shows all week, the National Aquarium smells blood in the water for a prime opportunity to offer its own educational programming. The lineup doesn’t require a visit to the Aquarium, as there is plenty to see on social media. That is, from a safe distance.
From Monday-Wednesday, the Aquarium will host daily diver chats from the aquarium’s shark cam. The Q&A sessions begin at 3:20 p.m., and Twitter users can send questions using #SharkDiverChat.
On Wedesday, the Aquarium will host a live shark feeding at 9 a.m. For anyone who can’t make it down to Inner Harbor, the segment will livestream on Meerkat.
To close out the week, the Aquarium is hosting a talk with shark expert and ESPN Chris Fischer on tracking Great White sharks.
Check out all the swimmy bite-y stuff at the National Aquarium’s website.