January Jones Is a Shark Trouper

January Jones takes her eco-activism so seriously that she’s willing to risk her life for it.

People magazine reports that the 31-year-old Mad Men star—who works with ocean-preservation charity group Oceana—will take part in a shark dive in the Bahamas as a benefit to help the finned predators.

“I’m going to swim with sharks and do cage diving with Great Whites,” Jones says of the event, which will take place on February 1 in the Bahamian district of Bimini. “We have a huge problem that can ruin the whole ecosystem. We need to save the sharks.”

Given Mad Men’s proven status as a critical and fan fave, Jones is taking a huge career risk by cozying up to the deadly creatures of the deep.

After all, sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn’t even seem to be livin’ till he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then…ah, then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin’ and your hollerin’ those sharks come in, and they rip you to pieces.

But to heck with Captain Quint.

Jones seems to have have a good rapport with dangerous, unpredictable creatures, judging from her experience at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

“Someone made fun of my name,” Jones reveals, “and Mickey Rourke said he was going to hurt them!”

It’s probably best to avoid the Mickster’s wrath and simply call January Jones charitable. And brave. And maybe a little crazy.