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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Discover Shark Week In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel featuring a variety of programs dedicated to sharks, we are glued to the innovative, dramatic, and picturesque programming that is currently broadcast in over 72 countries.

We have written a handful of articles related to sharks and the open water swimming world over the last few years.

Here is a list of various articles on the apex predators of the oceans:

* Look Behind And Below You In The Open Water
* Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks
* Penny Palfrey Encounters Hammerhead Sharks
* Are Sharks Afraid of Dolphins? * Are Open Water Swimmers Protected By Dolphins?
* Close Encounters of the Strangest Kind
* Don't Stop Swimming Now
* Swimming Safely With Thoughts Of Sharks
* Jellyfish, Sharks, Sea Snakes And Dinosaurs Back In The Day
* On Pins And Needles In The Gulf Of Mexico
* Is The Evolution Of Sharks Mixed Up Because Of Neoprene?
* Heading Back To School In The Open Water
* Gary Hall Jr., Olympian In More Ways Than One
* Shark Safety - Punch It in the Nose
* Private Thoughts On Swimming With Sharks
* Shark Encounters Of The Strangest Kind
* Myths In The Open Water: Sharks vs. Dolphins
* Top 10 Things To Fear In The Open Water
* How Wild Can It Be?
* Dangerous Creatures For Open Water Swimmers
* Great Whites vs. Great Irish, No Falsehood In The Bay
* Ned Denison Faces The Truth In False Bay
* Don't Stop Swimming Now, Great White Shark In Our Midst
* Is The Evolution Of Sharks Mixed Up Because Of Neoprene?
* Heading Back To School In The Open Water
* Tough Cookies...Round Shark Bites From The Deep
* Calm, Cool And Collected In The Gorgeous Galápagos
* On Pins And Needles In The Northern Gulf of Mexico
* Shark Shields In The Rottnest Channel Swim
* Where Sharks And Swimmers Co-Exist
* Open Water Swimming With Hammerheads
* When Man And Beast Co-exist In Peace
* Jaws Was Hollywood; Global Carnage Is A True Story
* Kids Can Say The Cutest Things
* Badges Of Honour In Open Water Swimming
* Ron Chamberlain, Tailor Made For The Man In The Gray Suit
* Misinformation And Myths In The Open Water
* Eliminating The Fear Of Sharks In The Open Water
* Two Heads Are Not Better Than One
* The Most Interesting Man In The Open Water World
* No False Moves. Dramatic Visualization of Shark Encounters
* Fight-or-Flight Response When Sharks Are Spotted In The Ocean
*When Sharks Are Spotted
* Dealing With Apex Predators Of The Deep
* Playing It Safe In The Maui Channel And Elsewhere
* Shark In The Pacific Is Caught Up In The Atlantic
* Old School Shark Shield
* Denizens Of The Deep
* Michael Spalding Has Done It All
* Susie Maroney Criticized For Cuba-Florida Crossing
* The Cuba Swim, Traditional Marathon Swimming It Is Not
* The Most Viewed Open Water Swimmer In History
* Quint, Hooper, Brody In The Open Water Swimming World
* Luke On The Lookout
* When Shark Meets Swimmer During Diana Nyad's Xtreme Swim
* Diana Nyad's Divers Armed With Courage And A Golf Ball
* Fourth Time Is A Charm
* Private Thoughts On Swimming With Sharks
* Heading Back To School In The Open Water
* Streaming Straight In The Open Water
* The Shark Diver Controversy In Ocean Swimming
* Seven Attempts Crossing Through Gate Of Grief From Djibouti To Yemen
* The Dark Shadows Of Neoprene In The Open Water World
* Stripped Like Sea Snakes For Protection
* Fearsome, Ferocious, Fickle Farallones Awaits The Irish
* Fearsome, Ferocious, Fickle Farallons Awaits South Africa
* Roger That! When The Ocean Turns Very Very Scary
* No False Moves. Dramatic Visualization of Shark Encounters
* Fight-or-Flight Response When Sharks Are Spotted In The Ocean
* Try Try Try Again. Go Joe Go
* Not Since 1967 Has This Swim Been Done
* Man vs. Beasts In The Sea Of Cortez

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