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It’s “Shark Week” On The Discovery Channel! Are You Watching?

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As a lover of the ocean, I find all its creatures – great and small, ferocious and gentle – to be fascinating. And the shark is very interesting indeed.

I’ll be dating myself here but I remember when the movie “Jaws” came to the theater in 1975.  I was only 12 at the time and couldn’t wait to se it. But I have to admit I left the theater a little terrified of ever swimming in the ocean again! From that moment on though sharks fascinated me. I even did a term paper on sharks (and received an A+ by the way!).

Not too long ago, you might remember me telling you about my encounter with a very small shark. The tide was coming back in and this little shark (about 4’) was feeding in the tidal pool. I actually went out in the water about as deep as my calves trying to get pictures of it. I was amazed watching him/her and the stingrays as they fed. But when I realized he was making a beeline toward me, I started backing out of the water. The shark got about 2’ away before making a swift left hand turn though I was almost out of the water at the time. It was a great adventure and I’m glad I got it on video!

But sharks and other creatures of the ocean are being severely affected by our pollution – especially our use of single use plastics. My husband and I are making a very concerted effort to eliminate as much single use plastics items in our house. Even something as small as taking your own grocery bags to the story makes a difference. The oceans of the world need us to help keep it clean, not only for its creatures but for us too.

SharksWell, I have recorded a few programs already to watch about the Great White Shark and will probably be using my DVR a lot this week to record the shows so I can watch later at my leisure. I think I could watch just about any documentary/show about the beach or ocean and enjoy it.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Miki

PS – My new series, set to debut early next year, will feature our local beaches, rivers and yes, the Atlantic Ocean. I can’t wait to share it with you!

It’s Shark Week!

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Miki Bennett

Inspired by a passion for wholesome adventure, Miki Bennett is the author of two contemporary women’s fiction series: The Florida Keys Novels and Camping in High Heels. A love affair with the beach and lifelong experiences with camping led her to write romance novels that bring humor and paradise to readers’ fingertips. Her stories touch the hearts of all who read them.

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