Listen Live on  

KFI AM 640

#1 in News, Talk, and Sports in LA & San Diego

Bill Handel

Shark Week is finally here

Posted August 11th, 2014 @ 7:37am

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Discovery Channel's 27th annual Shark Week has kicked-off with Air Jaws: Fins of Fury, the first of 13 new shows airing through Aug. 16, when it all wraps up with Sharksanity (10 p.m.).

Shark Week is a big hit with viewers, but is it getting too sensational? George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research in Gainesville says the Shark Week frenzy is a double-edged sword.

"I'm kind of disappointed, and I think most researchers are, too," Burgess said. "It obviously is a big draw, but I'm afraid that the programs have gone more to entertainment and less to documentary over the years."

Read more at Mashable

Recommended Stories

More from KFI AM 640