The Shark Week blimp traveled the Delmarva Peninsula on the Fourth of July.
Taking advantage of the height of the tourist season, the Discovery Channel took a new route this year in promoting its weeklong favorite, the shark.
But who doesn’t love to tease their neighbor in the water with a “dun dun” sound. (Yes, we know sharks generally don’t eat people.)
The blimp was spotted in Chincoteague, Ocean City and Lewes, with a planned voyage to Rehoboth Beach, and came to a rest overnight at the Salisbury airport.
On Monday, the blimp is scheduled to make its way to Annapolis and Baltimore.
The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week programming begins July 11. Meanwhile, National Geographic’s SharkFest swims onto screens Monday, July 5.
Facts about shark
Maryland’s coast is unique in that there’s only been one shark attack, which was classified as a provoked incident, according to the International Shark Attack File.
That incident occurred in 2014 when a fisherman was bitten by a shark that he had caught at Assateague Island National Seashore, according to previous reporting by Delmarva Now.
Ocean City Beach Patrol contends that there’s never been an unprovoked shark attack. Beach Patrol says beachgoers have better odds of being struck by lightning than being attacked by a shark or dying from a shark attack.
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