Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity. Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even unusual marine life behavior – and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week jumped through hoops to capitalize on the brief window. The 32nd annual slate of all things shark is now airing on Discovery Channel through Aug. 16. (Aug. 12)

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