21 Awesome Shark T-Shirts to Celebrate Shark Week!
What’s more awesome than shark week? I have no idea! Shark week has become an epic, yearly tradition, in which we partake in as much shark programming as the Discovery Channel can dish out to us in a week. Some of it is scary, some intriguing, some silly, but all sharky! To help celebrate shark week, we’ve uncovered 23 of the best shark t-shirts available. If you bought all 23, you could wear 3 of these a day during shark week and still have a couple clean tees by the end!
Shark Week T-Shirt
Troubled Waters T-Shirt
Windup Wildlife Encounter T-Shirt
Heavy Metal Shark Band T-Shirt
Hipster Shark T-Shirt
Jaws vs Kong T-Shirt
Mega Shark vs Kraken T-Shirt
The Majestic Shawk T-Shirt
Amity Island Boat Hire T-Shirt
Gummy Fight T-Shirt
Captain Quint’s Anti-Shark Cage T-Shirt
Jawrassic Park T-Shirt
Sasquatch, MG42 Machine Gun, and a Great White Shark T-Shirt
Jaws Tattoo Design T-Shirt
What Science Fiction Means To Me T-Shirt
Hirst’s Shark Tank T-Shirt
Badass Zombie Ninja Shark Soldier T-Shirt
Nefarious Shark T-Shirt
Be My Chum T-Shirt
Since the the first run of Shark Week in 1987, The Discovery Channel has dedicated a week of educational and documentary shows to the animals. Because other major broadcast network shows are in between seasons during the summer, Shark Week has proven to be a consistent success. According to Time.com, since 1995 the show has pulled in at least 20 million viewers, and 30 million viewers watched Shark Week in 2010.
Over the years, the Discovery Channel has received criticisms that their programming is sensationalist, that they are incorrectly portraying sharks as man-eaters, but the network remains committed to a mix of programming. While some shows do emphasize the fact that humans have been attacked by sharks, the programs generally try to emphasize the idea that in most cases, a shark is not aware that it is a human he is attacking, but simply are in the wrong place while a shark is looking for its next meal. In fact, the Discovery programs during Shark Week generally feature statistics for shark attacks among humans, in an attempt to keep the programming in context.
This year’s programming features web-only episodes, a strong social network presence, and Discovery’s first late night, live talk show, Shark After Dark. Following the nightly programming, comedian Josh Wolf leads a shark-themed hour of guests, fan questions, and all things shark.
But for Discovery, Shark Week isn’t just about shark stories and the power of the animal; it is also a platform to warn viewers about the human impact on sharks. In 2010, Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, and the Pew Charitable Trust teamed up to create public service announcements for the network to inform viewers about the dangers of shark finning.
With over a quarter century of programming, Shark Week remains one of the most unique television experiences on air. But viewers be warned: it is not for the faint of heart.