Discovery Channel is through with Shark Week. I am not. In this, the second and final part of our exposé, we again visit with infamous shark hunter Mark “The Shark” Quartiano aboard the blood-stained decks of Striker-I and uninfamous but no less preeminent shark expert Dr. Samuel H. Gruber within the Nutella-stained confines of his home office. We also stop and chat with sundry sun-baked Sallys and Sams upon the sizzling sands of sunny South Beach. If you have not seen Part I of our Shark Week Exposé, do so with the speed of a shortfin mako. Otherwise, proceed.
It’s Shark Week. During these seven special days, most Americans are content to stay home and get their tiburon titillation from the comfort of a couch. Not I. To celebrate Shark Week 2011, I went in search of a flesh-and-blood sea dog aboard Striker-1, the vindictive vessel of notorious shark hunter Mark “The Shark” Quartiano. I also dropped in on world-renowned shark expert Dr. Samuel H. Gruber, whose briny brain holds more knowledge about Jaws and his streamlined siblings than any one man’s should. Splice in a few seaside sunbathers and one jabbering pier pirate and you’ve got part one of our Shark Week Exposé. Enjoy.