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Discovery Channel asks Shark Week viewers to be donors, too

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 12:49:32-04
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Discovery Channel wants Shark Week viewers to be donors, too.
 
The channel's annual celebration of all things shark will include requests to support Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation.
 
Viewers can use their smartphones to donate and also to receive Shark Week program details and links, according to the company working with Discovery on the Oceana fundraising.
 
By texting the word "SHARK" to the number 707070, participants will get a return message that includes a link for Oceana donations.
 
Shark Week's opening lineup Sunday includes "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White," with Olympian Michael Phelps testing his speed against that of a great white shark.