Sharknado 2 Will Sponsor Shark Conservation Research And You Can Help

The studio that brought you such beloved classics as MegaShark vs. Giant Octopus, MegaShark vs. Crocosaurus, and SharkNado, is now working on an epic sequel of Great White proportions, SharkNado II: The Second One. And if you contribute to their crowdfunded "bonus scene," you can help shark conservation science.

Here's the deal: the studio, appropriately called The Asylum, is crowdfunding a bonus scene. They say, "there will be sharks, chainsaws, and chainsaws being used in the vicinity of sharks." Which, 'nuff said. A portion of the funds will be donated to support shark conservation research via the RJD Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami.

If that sounds familiar, that's because it's the lab in which David WhySharksMatter Shiffman conducts research. He has the announcement over at Southern Fried Science:

They are trying to raise at least $50,000, and are offering some amazing rewards to anyone who donates, including a signed poster, getting to have your scream appear in the film, and even getting a walk-on role!

10% of all funds raised for this crowd-funded bonus scene will be donated to support our lab, the RJD Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami, and our ongoing shark conservation research! If enough funds are raised, the Asylum will adopt a shark, which you can track (along with all of our other satellite tagged sharks) from this website.

In short, if you donate to help create an amazing piece of shark pop culture history, you'll also be supporting important shark conservation research!

Head on over to Indiegogo to learn more.

SharkNado II: the Second One will air Wednesday, July 30th at 9 p.m. on SyFy. Here's hoping it's better than Jaws 3-D.

[Southern Fried Science]