Volkswagen Continues Its Shark Week Sponsorship for a Sixth Year
Volkswagen Discovery Channel Land of Sharks Videos
If Discovery Channel’s Shark Week proves anything, it’s that we can’t get enough of these aggressive ocean dwellers. There’s something about sharks that continues to appeal to our sense of wonder, while also drawing out some significant terror from many of us. Perhaps it’s the fear of the unknown, as sharks are creatures that dwell in the depths of the oceans, a place where many of us only dip our toes in. This isn’t to say that sharks aren’t vicious, and the teeth aren’t doing them any favors when it comes to creating a cuddly reputation. Here in Tampa, FL, we’re probably closer to sharks than most other people in America, but Volkswagen is showing through its new Land of Sharks videos for Discovery Channel that sharks used to dwell where many of us now walk.
In 350,000,000 B.C. the Stethacanthus swam through Tampa
They say there are more than a dozen different sharks that currently swim around the Tampa Bay area, from blacktips and hammerheads to nurse sharks and bull sharks. We’re no strangers to sharks here, but more than 350 million years ago, we had another shark swimming right where we now live: The Stethacanthus. Growing only to be about two to three feet in length, it wasn’t the most intimidating shark, but the shark is unique in the fact that it had a large, anvil-shaped dorsal fin that was covered in spikes.
You can visit LandofShark.com to view other locations around the world, but you’ll find the species listed center on the most well-known prehistoric sharks: Stethacanthus, Godzilla, Scissor Shark, Ginsu Shark, Helicoprion, Ptychodus and Megalodon.
Volkswagen also sent a family on a cross-country journey in its 2018 Volkswagen Atlas to learn more about sharks in a short video series.
Did you know the U.S. was covered in water millions of years ago, making it the perfect home for sharks? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Kuhn Volkswagen Blog.