With the Fourth of July right around the corner, millions of Americans will be flocking to the beaches to catch some rays and dip their toes in the water. Many will venture into the ocean and swim with the creatures from the deep. The first animal that comes to mind when ocean animal is brought up is the shark. Although the odds of encountering a shark are slim to none, The Discovery Channel is doing their part to get everyone excited while visiting the beach. The channel will be having their most popular week of television starting July 5th.

With an array of shows to be aired, there is something for everyone in the family. One aspect of Shark Week which is seemingly gaining popularity year after year is specials on how sharks are adapting and living in natural and changing environments. What many people tend to forget is that humans enter their homes, the ocean and are dumbfounded when sharks either attack or take interests in humans.

Shark Week will be airing more educational specials on sharks than they did in previous years to raise awareness and help the public understand what goes into the massive sharks minds when they do attack, and what provokes them. Learning what gets these animals provokes can help decrease the already low number of attacks on humans. With a full set of shows and specials set to air, the Discovery Channel is expected the highest rate of viewers this year. To see the full schedule of events, visit Discovery Channel’s website.

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