As if we needed more reasons to love sharks and the Internet. Discovery Channel and Georgia Aquarium are teaming up to present you with Shark Cam, a live-streaming video from the world’s largest single aquarium habitat inside the world’s largest aquarium.
Shark Week begins on August 12; from August 13-16, UStream’s Shark Cam will feature twice-daily feedings and daily live chats with an underwater shark expert.
We’ll give you a minute to grasp this reality, pass out from the sheer awesomeness and then regain consciousness. All set?
For many, Christmas comes but twice a year; once on December 25 and once in the late summer: Shark Week. Shark Cam celebrates the 25th anniversary of this beloved occasion, when some 72 countries put aside their differences, bonded by a fascination, fear and passion for all things shark.
With Shark Cam, that could last a whole lot longer than a week. Beginning July 5, shark fanatics are invited to hang their stockings and their mistletoe a month early. Shark Cam will stream a 360-degree view of the 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyager Exhibit at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. It’s the home of 33 sharks spanning seven species, including the largest species, the whale shark.
You’ll be able to pan, tilt and move the 360-degree camera to track down your favorite shark in the bunch. There’s also an additional stationary underwater camera if you’re feeling like a mellow observer.
Start rounding up your questions now so that come August, you’re prepped to post them in the social stream and to @SharkWeek on Twitter.
Want to get in on the action? Georgia Aquarium is running the Journey with Gentle Giants Program by which fans can get ready for an underwater close-up right alongside the aquatic starlets. SCUBA-certified divers can swim and dive with whale sharks. Learn more about whale sharks and animal research at Georgia Aquarium.