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Mon, Aug 10, 2020 3:41 PM

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers


The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity.


Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even unusual marine life behavior - and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week jumped through hoops to capitalize on the brief window.


The 32nd annual slate of all things shark, airing for eight days beginning Sunday with a record two-dozen shows, includes a pair taped earlier this year during the lull.

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