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Not everyone realizes it, but there are sharks, alligators and piranhas living in the basement of a D.C. federal building.
Discovery Channel's Shark Week will return to all its glory this year as Chompie, the giant inflated shark, returns to his perch atop the Discovery building in Silver Spring, Md.
Just strap a cardboard fin on a puppy or kitten and prepare yourself for carnage.
D.C. music fans are buzzing about Shark Week, and it has nothing to do with TV.
Unlike the nearby ocean coasts, the Chesapeake Bay is not a hotbed for shark sport fishing, largely due to the low numbers of sharks that can exist in the water. Bull sharks are among the only species that can withstand salinity levels that low.
To further whet your appetite with amazing shark footage, check out these videos of the often misunderstood sea beasts in action.
In the wake of shark-killing fury spurred on by the 1975 movie "Jaws," the aquarium serves as a respository for information about a misunderstood beast that is critical to the entire marine ecosystem.