Have you read Devil in the White City? American Psycho? Silence of the Lambs? I digress. Obsession with powerful killers is old hat. If Discovery Channel really wants to tap into a ruthless, complex creature, the fruit bat is where it's at.
It's called Shark Alley, and it will blow your mind! This 3 Minute Postcard shows you what's it's like to travel to Shark Alley, South Africa and take the 20 minute boat trip to the highest concentration of great white sharks we know of.
Despite what you see on TV during Shark Week, diving with sharks isn't exactly rocket science. Go with a guide. Show these creatures some respect. And don't dress up like their food, and everything should go fine.
While Discovery Channel might have you afraid to ever go in the water again -- or perhaps aching to get face-to-face with sharks -- Sport Diver magazine has a quick primer on these sea critters that you should study before dipping a toy in the water.
Like it was playing hide and seek, the whale shark's rectangular head appeared from the sapphire-colored watery abyss. I knew that it wouldn't attack me. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.