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The People and Animals With the Best Shark Costumes for Shark Week

In case you were unaware, it's officially Shark Week, Discovery Channel's annual deluge of shark-related programming. Some people -- like, for example, scientists who actually know things about sharks -- are not super into this annual sharkstravaganza, claiming that it peddles fiction disguised as fact. But others -- you know, the rest of us plebs who just thinks sharks are super awesome -- are still pretty into the whole thing.

And so, we'd like to take a moment to pay tribute to the especially die-hard Shark Week fans: the people (and animals) who've dressed up like sharks to mark the occasion. We can only hope that these folks are truly taking to heart that age-old advice to "live every week like it's Shark Week." We have a feeling they are.

Who else is a big fan of @discoverychannel's @sharkweek? ✋ #sharkweek #sharkweekfanboy #extrasharky #extrasmiley

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I love #SharkWeek and #sharkafterdark #spawnofpaws I hope I make it on tv!!! =^..^=

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Because #sharkweek

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The tripawd shark in her natural habitat (Sadie is such a trooper, I couldn't stop laughing!) #SHARKWEEK

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Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water....Happy Shark Week! #sharkweek

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