Why is January Jones working tirelessly with Oceana to save the sharks?

We caught up with the “Mad Men” actress at Variety’s 1st annual Power of Women awards/luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire on Thursday.

She talked about last night’s “Mad Men” wrap party; what Jon Hamm,  John Slattery and Elisabeth Moss  will be doing (Elisabeth is getting married!); and her upcoming vacation.

And she admitted that she’s always been crazy about sharks, ever since she was little.

Wow. Didn’t she ever see “Jaws”?

“I didn’t see an ocean until I was 16, so it’s kind of an odd thing. But I just thought of them as I thought of dinosaurs.”

And January’s not too happy with the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” programs.

“They kind of paint a terrible bloody picture,” she said. “It’s the wrong thing to do.”

We wanted to know if she had a favorite Emmy dress? She did like Leighton Meester‘s quite a bit.

But she really loved her own gown the most.

So did we.