Fireworks won’t be the only thing flying high in he Delaware sky on Independence Day.
A great white shark blimp is scheduled to fly above the state’s beach resort towns as well.
Discovery Channel is 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 will make its way through Delaware after flying through Virginia and the Outer
The blimp will tour 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,
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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