Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers
August 7, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.
"It really was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stud...