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Five Fun Things to Do This Shark Week

As you know, shark week is about more than just TV shows. It’s about celebrating our elasmobranch friends in all their beauty, mystery and glory. And it’s fun!

Take a bite out of these fun shark activities for all ages on Discovery’s Shark Week website -- and this is just a sampling:

1. Shark personality quiz

Are you as beautiful as a whale shark, or goofy as a hammerhead ? Find out what kind of shark you are, and check out the many other shark quizzes, too.

2. Shark yourself

Upload a photo of yourself and voila -- become a beautiful, hideous or scary-looking shark. This one is my personal favorite. (Yep, that’s me in the image.)

3. Live shark cam

Watch live shark video from the Georgia Aquarium. Daily events to tune in for include: interactive dive tour at 12:30 p.m. ET, a sand tiger and hammerhead shark feeding at 1:30 p.m. ET, a whale shark feeding at 3:00 p.m. ET and an expert chat at 10:00 p.m. ET.

4. Virtual dive with sharks

Put on your virtual scuba suit and find out which sharks prefer splashing in the shallows vs. lurking in the deep.

5. Shark map and status

Check out this interactive map of the current population status of sharks in 18 different regions around the world.

Have fun, and let us know your favorite!


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