Shark Week Brings Sightings, Both Live and Onscreen

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shark greatwhitecatch of the day fish (2)Shark Week started as a TV ratings play that also happened to raise fears just in time for viewers to head to the beach. This year in Maryland, Ocean City-goers have their own stories to tell.

According to CBS Baltimore, a group of teens reeled in a pair of sharks off Ocean City. While fishing off the 72nd St. Beach, the trio from Calvert County caught a pair of Sand Tiger sharks. One was 6 ft., while the other was 8 ft. long. They traded places every 20 minutes for three-and-a-half hours. This latest catch follows a Great White Shark catch off Ocean City earlier this year.

If you’d prefer some glass between you and a shark and want to guarantee, the National Aquarium is also celebrating Shark Week. The Inner Harbor marine mecca has a bevy of programming planned throughout the week that’s designed to go behind the scenes of a shark’s life (feeding, anyone?) If you’d really like to keep your distance, the Aquarium is also showing the events on Facebook Live for the first time.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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