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You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Shark Week 2018

Celebrate shark week with these resources

Growing up in a landlocked state, I never really worried about sharks…now, alligators are another story but that’s for another time, anyhoo for those of us who wonder what would really happen if a tornado was filled with deadly sharks (this is tornado alley after all!) and who find the deadly toothy grin of a great white fascinating…“SHARK WEEK” is upon us and we have to prepare! I’ve included books, ebooks, audiobooks, dvds and streaming videos! And when SHARK WEEK is over, go see “The Meg” starring Jason Statham one of my suggestions is the basis for the movie.


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The Mammoth Book of Shark Attacks edited by Alex MacCormick & Rod Green

The Biggest ever selection of first-hand accounts and news reports of shark attacks, both recent (well as recent as 2014) and historical, showing that sharks are masters of the ocean and how we enter their domain at our own risk.

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A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World by David A. Ebert

The first field guide to identify, illustrate, and describe the world’s 501 shark species. It also contains useful section on identifying shark teeth and the shark fins most commonly encountered in the fin trade.

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The research manual and guide will take you on an around-the-world adventure to track the sea’s most extraordinary predators. From the harmless and huge whale shark to the petite pygmy shark, these fascinating fish com in many shapes and sizes and so do their prey.

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Shark Week: Everything you need to Know by Martha Brockenbrough

If you’re already a fan of Discovery’s phenomenon “Shark Week” then you’ll love this book! From the unique look of the prehistoric whorl-toothed shark to the hunting techniques of the great white, all the thrills and chills of Shark Week are now her for year-round reading.

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Sharks by Lori Stein

Enter the world of awe-inspiring shark and meet the biggest, the fastest, and the most clever fish in the sea – from fierce hunters to gentle filter-feeders, and dozens of small-but-mighty species that may be new to shark lovers

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I’m a Shark! by Bob Shea

Shark is not afraid of anything. He’s not afraid of the dark, he’s not even afraid of a big mean old bear. But there is one thing that even Shark fears….Can you guess what it is?

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Soul Surfer

Based on the incredible true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.

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Great White Shark

In this episode of INSIDE NATURE’S GIANTS veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg travel to South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal Coast where miles of beach-protection nets have been put in place to safeguard humans from a deadly threat: the great white shark

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Sharks: the Animal Answer Guide by Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess

Answering every conceivable question about sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the fascinating biology, behavior, diversity (there are more than 1,000 species worldwide), and cultural importance of sharks, their close relationship to skates and rays, and their critical role in healthy ecosystems.

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Shark Life: True stories about Sharks and the Sea by Peter Benchley

In this riveting true adventure and informative guide to the sea, master storyteller Peter Benchley draws on more than four decades of diving experience to bring us face to face with the array of sharks and other marine animals he and his family have encountered, almost always on purpose--but sometimes by accident.

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Sharks: Stewards of the Reef

This film examines escalating threats to shark population including habitat destruction of reef ecosystems and over fishing that are causing Pacific reef shark populations to plummet. It examines the most brutal assault threatening shark abundance: that of finning sharks for shark fin soup. Compelling interviews with leading marine biologists and conservationists reveal these driving forces behind the drastic reduction of many shark populations.

There is something about giant sharks that just scream “PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!” Whether it’s fighting a giant octopus or just hanging out being JAWsome and no, I’m not sorry for that joke.

Meg by Steve Alten – On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists-Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a PhD in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. This is part one of the Meg series. The upcoming film “The Meg” is based upon this book.

If you’re in the mood for some more weird sharkness, then check out these gems:

  • Planet of the Sharks - In the future, glacial melting has covered 98% of earth. Sharks dominate the planet, led by a mutated alpha shark, as human survivors live in terror.
  • Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus – Starring Debbie Gibson. The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.
  • Mega shark Vs Crocosaurus - Starring Jaleel White (URKEL!) The massive prehistoric shark has survived the last battle, and the world is again threatened when a new, more dangerous foe is discovered in the jungles of Africa.
  • Avalanche Sharks - Spring break at Mammoth Mountain takes a horrifying turn when the spirits of ancient sharks awaken to defend the mountain against modern interlopers.
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