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Since the beginning, humans have strongly emphasized a fear and interest in sharks, the ocean's deadliest carnivore. Because of this fascination, Discovery Channel has created an annual televised shark-filled event known as Shark Week. During Shark week, viewers are taken into the world of these fascinating creatures from their notorious feeding habits to the amazing horror stories of shark attack victims. Shark Week is an annual event and occurs during a one-week span of non-stop shark-filled action.

Viewers can tune in to this weekly event to get a better understanding about how sharks tick. Many Discovery channel veterans such Jamie Hyman, Craig Ferguson, Andy Samberg, Philip Defranco, Adam Savage, Mike Rowe and many more are asked to host Shark Week each year and many shark specialists are invited to inform the viewers about these magnificent creatures. The experts usually set up certain research studies to carefully monitor the behavioral and migratory patterns of the Sharks.

During Shark Week, viewers are able to take a close up look at the lives of these great animals. Many species of sharks are shown during Shark Week including: the great white, tiger sharks, lemons sharks, carpet sharks, blue sharks, reef sharks, whale sharks, nurse sharks, and many more species of sharks. In addition, the marine biologists and divers usually get very close to these animals and people can see how they feed and how they react to human and settle any misconception about these animals. Many people believe that sharks are horrid creatures, that are why Shark Week is dedicated in giving people the right information and teaching them to respect, not fear them.

In addition, Shark Week takes viewers into the lives of the people who were attacked by these animals so that people can learn to embrace and respect sharks. These stories depict the scary, nail-biting moments when they were brutally attacked by scary sharks. The dramatizations of these attacks are vivid and enticing, that's why Shark Week is the longest television special in TV history.

Shark Week is the perfect television event for people who are looking for more information on these animals.

Discovery Channel
2019 Seasons, 270 Episodes
July 23, 2017
Documentary & Biography
8.1/10
Cast: Kevin Tyler Moody, Nancy Linsky
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Shark Week Full Episode Guide

  • Internet stars take on Shark Week; testing some of the biggest shark-related concepts in pop culture.

  • Discover everything that has happened in the world of sharks this year: the unbelievable viral videos, the biggest news stories and the latest cutting-edge shark science.

  • In sunny California, Leeanne Ericson is out for an afternoon swim when suddenly she is attacked by a great white shark. And, Spearfisherman Braxton Rocha is having a great day in the water when a tiger shark comes out of nowhere and attacks him.

  • Master illusionist Andrew Mayne is going to attempt to create the first of its kind SHARK SUIT to overcome the senses of a great white shark and make him invisible to the world's most perfect predator.

  • Two great white shark males, believed to be brothers, are at the heart of a mystery. Could these animals recognize, and prefer the company of, a blood relative? A team ventures to the famed Isle of Jaws off the West Australian coast and finds the answers.

  • The search is on for the elusive grander mako, the largest of its kind in the world; brand new footage captured off the coast of California reveals rare mako behavior.

  • Reunion Island shark encounters are on the rise, leaving the locals afraid to get in the water; shark scientists investigate the ongoing shark crisis to find a way for sharks and people to coexist and live peacefully.

  • In 1982, a yacht bound for Florida capsizes during an unexpected storm leaving the crew to drift for days in the cold shark-infested waters. They must do everything in their power to survive as the sharks hunt them.

  • Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante searches the Maldives for the supposedly extinct Pondicherry shark; this rare species was last seen in the 1970s, but recent photos of unidentified sharks lead many to believe it could still be alive.

  • Dr. Neil Hammershlag and Enrico Gennari use a "drone-towed" seal decoy to study and capture the harrowing and dramatic battles between shark and seal in South Africa.

  • Five heart-stopping real-life experiments separate shark fact and fiction, including electronics to trigger a shark encounter and sharks investigating paddleboards, causing swimmers to fall off.

  • The shark survival team crash lands off the remote Pacific island of Palau, where it must face-off against oceanic sharks in the struggle to get to shore.

  • Norfolk Island is a gathering spot for the largest tiger sharks on Earth; scientist Riley Elliott investigates whether the practice of tossing animal carcasses into the sea by present-day islanders has altered the behavior of these massive sharks.

  • Shark experts Brandon McMillan and Jimi Partington head to Guadalupe Island to search for Deep Blue, believed to be the largest great white shark in the world; if they can locate her, they may be able to solve the mysteries of these mega sharks.

  • Great white sharks are infiltrating the waters off Cape Cod, Mass; shark experts and scientists head to New Zealand to test cutting-edge technology for shark detecting surveillance, hoping to bring it back to Cape Cod.

  • Rob Riggle convinces celebrity friends Anthony Anderson, Adam DeVine, Joel McHale, and Damon Wayans Jr. to join him for the ultimate guys trip during which they search for the largest tiger shark in the Caribbean.

  • Josh Gates travels to Mexico and South Africa in search of fossilized megalodon teeth; alongside fellow paleontologists and shark experts, Gates dives into shark-infested waters to find out what happened to the mighty Meg.

  • Stranded on a barren island in the middle of the most shark-infested waters on Earth, five Naked and Afraid All-Stars must survive for 14 days, exclusively on what the ocean provides.

  • Discover everything that has happened in the world of sharks this year the unbelievable viral videos, the biggest news stories, and the latest cutting-edge shark science.

  • Shark Week's most exciting missions are searching for the largest great whites called Megasharks. Jeff Kurr and Andy Casagrande now want to search for the 'Megasharks' of New Zealand, all while revisiting the most exciting discoveries from the past years.

  • Over four decades ago, great whites off Long Island gave rise to the legend of JAWS. But all those sharks were caught, killed & disappeared until now. Dr. Craig O'Connell believes the bloodline still lives & goes searching for the SPAWN OF JAWS.

  • What if the largest shark that ever existed were still alive today? With help from experts, they will re-examine the original Shark Week, Megalodon: Still Lives, to paint an accurate picture of how Megalodon would live and hunt today.

  • Cash Cab host Ben puts a few sailors and nautical experts in the hot seat as they answer shark and sea-related questions in pursuit of winning a cash prize.

  • Dr. Neil Hammerschlag and Joe Romeiro travel to the sharkiest place, the Galapagos. The work with local expert Alex Hearn to observe and document how tiger sharks over the last ten years have re-set one of the world's oldest marine ecosystems.

  • It's the most dangerous Shark Week stunt, Paul de Gelder and James Glancy spend 48 hours shipwrecked. With no food, or water, the physical condition worsens, and the risk of shark attack rises. How will the sharks behave? And will the men get attacked?

  • SharkCam Strikes Back celebrates the remarkable discoveries the team have made in the last six years and take a tongue in cheek look at some of the disasters. From napping great whites to SharkCam attacks, its highlights all the way.

  • Dr. Greg Skomal and the Woods Hole team take SharkCam to the Bahamas to investigate the private lives of bull, and hammerhead sharks. With Doc Gruber and Dr. Tristan Gutteridge help, they will discover the hunting and feeds techniques of these species.

  • For the first time, Shark Week and Shark Tank team up to create the sharkiest show yet. Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary and Mark Cuban are in an epic battle with Robert Herjavec's help to decide whose shark conservation wins $50,000.

  • In 2001, Jeff Kurr joined Chris Fallows off the shores of South Africa to witness great whites launching out of the ocean as they attack seals. 17 years and 7 shows later, Jeff and Chris travel to New Zealand in search of the next Air Jaws hotspot.

  • In 2017 multiple great white sharks were found dead on the shores of South Africa with their livers, and sometimes hearts, removed. Biologist & Shark expert Alison Towner believes that orcas are to blame for the killings. In order to save the sharks, she joins conservationist Chris Fallows and filmmakers Jeff Kurr and Andy Casagrande in South Africa to investigate.

  • Deep sea divers Liz Parkinson, Mike Dornellas and Nick LeBeouf team up with oceanic filmographer Andy Casagrande to study shark behavior and determine what humans may do that may cause sharks to attack. They also reenact five real-life scenarios to find the best ways to survive a shark attack.

  • Chef Guy Fieri and his son Hunter head to the Bahamas to check out the favorite local cuisine and to learn why sharks also love dining near these islands.

  • Researchers were finally granted permission once again to delve into the mystery of Cuba's gigantic sharks in hopes of finding a giant hammerhead dubbed The Queen and a great white shark said to be as big as El Monstruo, a great white discovered in 1945 that was the largest to ever be recorded in Cuban waters.

  • Aaron Rodgers, Lindsey Vonn and Rob Gronkowski team up with scientists to learn about wildlife tags, which help researchers figure out where sharks feed, mate and birth their pups - crucial information that will help conserve the species.

  • The UFC Hall of Famer claimed victories over plenty of fighters, but she'll face off with perhaps her biggest opponent yet when she goes swimming

  • Ex-Marine and Navy vet Rob Riggle sets out to help Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal overcome his fear of sharks before he takes his first deep dive.

  • Man vs. Wild host Michael Grylls survived some of nature's harshest conditions, but how will he fare when plunged into the depths of the ocean to survive among the sharks? Discover channel will put the adventurer's survival skills to the test when he takes a dive with the ocean's number one predator.

  • The ocean is home to a number of odd, fascinating and creepy critters

Shark Week News

Viewers Upset by Michael Phelps Shark Week Stunt

A publicity stunt for Discovery's Shark Week turned out to be a bait and switch.

'Shark Week' Criticized for Lies and Deception

Scientists who have appeared in Shark Week "documentaries" about mythical sharks are now crying foul about selective editing and the misleading tactics used during interviews.

'Shark Week' Sneak Peek! Check Out 2 Preview Videos

It's the most wonderful time of the year...Shark Week! Discovery's celebration of all things shark kicks off this Sunday, July 31, with new content concerning the big bad Great White shark. "Great White Invasion" will begin the festivities, as the program examines the increasing numbers of very bold Great Whites that are swimming closer and closer to humans. You can see a clip from that investigation here.

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