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Shark! 128-foot blimp hit Delaware beaches Sunday

Jonathan Budler Culture


Dun dun… dun dun…. dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnn. The Discovery Channel’s Shark Blimp hits Delaware beaches Sunday

Fireworks weren’t the only thing flying high in  he Delaware sky on Independence Day.

A great white shark blimp was scheduled to fly above the state’s beach resort towns as well.

Discovery Channel was presenting its marketing ploy for its annual Shark Week programming, a week-work of shark-infested shows which brings in the channel’s biggest viewership each

The 128-foot long blimp can travel an average 250 miles a day, according to a news release from Discovery. It made its way through Delaware after flying through Virginia and the Outer

The blimp is touring parts of the country through July 20.

Delaware Natural Resources says the First State is home to over 60 different species of sharks along the coast, including the sandbar shark which uses the Delaware Bay as a nursery.

While scary in appearance, experts say these sharks are docile and prefer to leave humans alone.

Shark Week runs on the Discovery Channel and its app, Discovery Plus, from July 11-18. The  goal is to raise awareness about sharks and their natural habitats.

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