Shark Week Risks Boosting Unfounded Fears
The Discovery Channel's Shark Week gives sharks a lot of attention. Is it good exposure, or does it perpetuate ungrounded fears?By Sebastian Martinez | July 5, 2015
Another summer means another "Shark Week" and another round of questions about whether it's any good for the sharks. (Video via Discovery)
Now in its 28th year, Discovery's annual shark extravaganza has drawn criticism in the past for sensationalizing the predator and building on ungrounded fears. (Video via Oceana)
Ungrounded because sharks aren't really a huge threat to humans. Sharks only killed three people last year, the world over.