ATLANTA -- The Georgia Aquarium has partnered with the Discovery Channel to celebrate Shark Week.
"Anytime you're afraid of something, I think it just piques a little bit of curiosity in you and make you want to learn more," said Chris Schrieber, Associate Curator at the Georgia Aquarium. "They go sensational, and we keep it real."
The partnership includes a special video feed called "Shark Cam" on Discovery.com that provides a close-up look at daily whale shark feedings.
The Georgia Aquarium has four whale sharks, known as gentle giants.
During their twice-daily feedings, it looks as thought they're gumming their food.
"What you're not seeing is that they really have more teeth than any other sharks," Schrieber said."Their teeth are super small, and they have 300 rows."
Schrieber said the whale sharks are filter-feeders. They eat krill, squid and vitamins.
"What they do is create a vacuum inside their mouth so all this water comes out of their gills, and they filter out little particles of food," he said.
Shark Cam also provides a 360-degree view inside the Ocean Voyager exhibit.
It includesseven species of sharks, including the whale shark.