Cherish the Shark, Cape Henlopen Shark Tooth Hunt, Shark Week Blog Event, 2013by EJ on 08/04/13
Here in Delaware, we have the ultimate access to a real environment that sharks inhabit, the Atlantic Ocean. Today, we celebrated the ushering in of #SharkWeek at Cape Henlopen in Lewes, Delaware. The monsters and I took our brand new copy of Discovery's Ultimate Book of Sharks, which is pretty much an awesome companion guide to Shark Week and everything your kids and you ever wanted to know about sharks.
The sand and gravel in the surf at Henlopen is rife with shell bits, pebbles and shark teeth, if you know how to find them. While the monsters hopped in and out of the surf, I did some shark tooth hunting with my 4 year
As the tide was coming in later in the day, a thick layer of very promising mixtures of shells and small rocks began washing onto the beach. The monsters were worn out from a long day of sand and water by that time, so I gave up the search until next the ocean and I would meet.
Sharks and I have an interesting relationship. I am totally, unequivocally fascinated by these ancient creatures of the seas. I'm also pretty frightened of them as well. I try to outweigh the fear with my fascination for them by learning as much as I can about them and sharing that knowledge and excitement with my family. Sharks are hugely important to the ocean's ecosystem. Sharks are in trouble. Their numbers are dropping fast, mostly due to overfishing and the demand for shark fins in some parts of the world. Sharks have every right, as old as they are, to live in their environment and to continue doing so.
I hereby usher in #SharkWeek here at Four Little Monsters and encourage you to read along all week as you enjoy Discovery Channel's 26th Shark Week. You'll meet our great shark-friendly sponsors, participate in shark-friendly giveaways, and we'll give you plenty of reasons to cherish the shark.
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Tonight on Shark Week: Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives airs at 9 p.m. ET. From the network: "Discovery brings Shark Week viewers on a search for a massive killer Great White shark responsible for a rash of fatalities off the coast of South Africa. One controversial scientist believes that the shark responsible could be Megalodon, a 60-foot relative of the Great White that is one of the largest and most powerful predators in history."