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There was a helicopter and flying on a helicopter on the set of #MythBustersJr today.

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Could a suit of armor protect you from #sharks? @therealadamsavage was all too happy to buy one in order to see. #sharkweek #adamsavage #suitofarmor #armor

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About to go onstage at #TCA18 with my fellow @mythbusters. I love working with these colleagues so freaking much. Can’t wait to answer questions about what we did this summer!

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“Let us acknowledge that images like this draw a crowd. Simply put, sharks are fascinating. But we must ensure that the correct information is communicated through this imagery, to the crowd it has drawn. We owe sharks that much. They deserve the truth to be told. Too long have we lived off the myths of one fictitious movie. Don’t worry though, there’s drama enough when it comes to sharks. Just look at this incredible Mako shark, bursting out of the water, teeth blazing, eyes focused, hooks for shark earrings on either side. Scary, scary stuff.
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However, in my experience as a biologist, there is almost always a simple, biological explanation for most things. When this path of understanding is pursued, the SHARK ATTACK mentality fades. So what's going on here?
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Firstly, I lured this shark out of the water like this with a bait rope. Rarely would you see this action naturally, perhaps only if lunging for a bird on the surface. Second, the hooks in the side of each mouth may appear as sad, horrid, human fingerprints on this truly wild animal. However, they ironically reflect positive human/shark interactions. Shark research, education, awareness and conservation efforts are finally paying off with shark finning bans occurring in many parts of the world. Each of these hooks are tuna surface longline hooks, an industry where millions of Mako sharks are killed every year for their fins and some flesh. Each hook in this image, represents the shark being captured and released by fishermen, an excellent result for this essential oceanic predator. But there are still too many Mako sharks being harvested to sustain their populations. We need to show greater respect for this awesome animal. In my opinion, if you haven’t swam with one, you shouldn’t take one, because once you swim with these animals, you will have a new-found respect. The above, is the kind of information that stimulating visual imagery should be used for, and not for fear mongering.” 📸 + 🦈 caption by Riley Elliott (@thelifeofrileynz) as seen on @sharkweek
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#sharkweek #sharklove #sharkseason #monstertag #RileyElliott #sharks

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“A group of curious adult lemon sharks check out my camera. Lemon sharks are common on coral reefs. Last year, studying nearly identical coral reef systems off Australia, my scientific collaborators and I discovered something unusual on reefs subjected to nearly exclusive fishing of sharks—fish with significantly smaller eyes and tails. Our study provided evidence of body shape changes in fish due to human-driven shark declines from overfishing. These findings shed new light on the cascading effects shark declines on marine ecosystems.” 📸 &🦈 caption by Dr. Neil Hammerschlag (@Drneilhammer)
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#savesharks #sharkweek #NeilHammerschlag #sharkweek30

@therealadamsavage made a new friend on the #MythbustersJr set today. (Gah.)

Will the sound of a flapping fish attract sharks? Unfortunately, this #MythBusters test had to be cut short for safety reasons; here's why. #sharkweek #sharkattack #sharks

‪From the #MythBustersJr set on Friday. Why? Because today is @therealadamsavage’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Adam!!!‬

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