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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
31 Seasons, 230 Episodes
July 23, 2017
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Devon Massyn, Andy Casagrande, Amy Kukulya
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Shark Week Full Episode Guide

  • Michael Phelps joins Doc Gruber and Tristan Guttridge of the Bimini Shark Lab to get a crash course on everything ‘shark.’ They’ll dispel the myths and common misconceptions, teach him how to safely dive with sharks - including how to stay calm when a hammerhead swims two feet above his face - and will get Michael Phelps up close and personal with the incredible power of a Great White. Produced by Peacock Productions.

  • A review of the greatest moments from Shark Week 2017, including the close calls, big bites, great gadgets, and viewers' top picks.

  • Experts unravel the mystery behind one of the sea's strangest creatures, the sawfish, from its evolutionary links to sharks and rays, to its key role in the marine ecosystem, with the goal of bringing the sawfish back from the brink of extinction.

  • After a shark travels 1,500 miles up the Africa coast, Craig O'Connell and the team make the long journey to Madagascar to find out if it's the next hot spot for great white sharks.

  • At various times of the year and in different locations around the world, sharks of many kinds gather, swarm, and spiral; Dr. Tristan Guttridge conducts a study to find out what brings them together and what's going on in these shark societies.

  • In Brazil, Dr. Hazin has successfully reduced the number of shark encounters by simply catching and moving sharks out to the open sea; exploring whether this solution can work in Australia, where encounters are a problem.

  • As sharks congregate and concentrate around volcanoes and volcanic islands, Dr. Mike Heithaus dives near several volcanoes to find out what it is that makes them shark hotspots.

  • Explorers act as human lures in the open ocean as they float in a one-of-a-kind shark cage, 500 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, trying to encounter one of the deadliest sharks.

  • Marine biologist Craig O'Connell tries to find out how close sharks really are to New York now that seals are back in New York Harbor, and shows what a future with great whites in New York will look like.

  • Dr. Chris Lowe's investigation into why the numbers of great white sharks are increasing along the coastline of Los Angeles takes him to Guadalupe Island, near Mexico, where he finds the answer.

  • Alien Sharks is back in search of some of the world’s strangest sharks. Dr. Craig O’Connell goes to the Bass Strait for sawsharks, while Victoria Elena Vasquez and Dr. David Ebert go into deep water in Tokyo Bay to find the star of the show, the goblin shark. They find both sawsharks and goblins

  • Divers and scientists Return to the Isle of Jaws to unlock the mysteries of this new great white hot spot, just south of Western Australia. They make a startling discovery that causes a re-think of everything we thought we knew about great whites.

  • Each summer the Gulf Stream pushes north into the waters of southern New England, bringing with it thirty species of shark. Greg Skomal and Joe Romeiro study the annual spectacle, focusing on three sharks

  • Early November, Giant Hammerheads arrive off Bimini, in the Bahamas. But why? Leading shark scientist Tristan Guttridge tags and follows these normally solitary sharks to find out. Many appear to be pregnant females, as an ultrasound of a female hammerhead shows. Guttridge believes they over-winter in Bimini to feed the growing young in their bellies

  • Dr. Mark Meekan and conservationist Paul de Gelder go on an expedition to one the sharkiest places in the world

  • They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps Vs Shark

  • Every two years off the coast of California, a scene of great white attacks occur. Could it be the same shark again and again? Dr. Michael Domeier returns to Shark Week with experts Ralph Collier and Cal Lutheran to find the answer once and for all.","detailed":"Every two years in October - in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 - a secluded beach on central California coast has been the scene off horrific great white shark attacks. Is it the same shark returning again and again? And will the attacks continue in October 2016? Dr. Michael Domeier returns to Shark Week with the help of shark experts Ralph Collier and Cal Lutheran, and using satellite tags and DNA technology, he wants to out the killer once and for all

  • The must-see survival guide to Shark Week, featuring exclusive sneak peeks, viral videos, and the greatest sharks in Shark Week history.

  • Shark After Dark will look back at some of the highlights from Shark Week and look ahead to give viewers a sneak peek at the next day’s Shark Week programs. Eli Roth returns as host for the third year in a row.

  • Shark After Dark will look back at some of the highlights from Shark Week and look ahead to give viewers a sneak peek at the next day’s Shark Week programs. Eli Roth returns as host for the third year in a row.

  • In hopes of identifying the shark responsible, Dr. Michael Domeier, Ralph Collier and Cal Lutheran investigate shark attacks that have been occurring every two years along the central California coast.

  • Shark scientist Tristen Guttridge investigates the arrival of giant hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas, finding evidence of pregnant females feeding their young; bonus footage.

  • Dr. Jonathan Werry and Andy Casagrande travel to a special location in South Australia to research a new great white hunting strategy, where they no longer wait for seals to enter the ocean - they come out of the water and snatch them from the shore!

  • We scour the seas to bring you the greatest moments from Shark Week 2016! Only the closest calls, biggest bites, and greatest gadgets made the cut! Then, we're revealing your top picks for the best of Shark Week history.

  • Dr. Barbara Block has been studying the white sharks off of California for more than 27 years. Now, with breakthrough camera and tracking technology, she's giving viewers a portrait of a formerly unseen domain. She calls it the Blue Serengeti.

  • There's a new battleground on the map for seal and great while called Cape Cod. Dr. Greg Skomal and his team wonder, what are the sharks doing here and what's Cape Cods future if the number of seals and sharks continue to increase?

  • Dr. Craig O'Connell and shark photographer Andy Casagrande travel up the Serena River in the rainforests of Costa Rica to try and find out why young bull sharks swim up the river, and how they avoid the very large American crocodiles living there.

  • Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau travel with marine biologist Luke Tipple to Bikini Atoll, the nuclear testing site famously destroyed during the Cold War. Durning their travels they discover a large population of reef sharks and what they find is shocking.

  • Dr. Mike Heithaus and his team set out into the hostile and dangerous environment to study the relationships between dolphin and shark. What they find during their research could solve one of the oceans deepest mysteries.

  • Dr. Michael Domeier and Dr. Barry Bruce go looking for rare oceanic white tip sharks, to see if the species deserve the reputation as the deadliest shark. Using cutting-edge research and historical evidence, the scientists are spooked by what they find.

  • Famed shark photographer Chris Fallows embarks on his eighth Air Jaws adventure with shark expert Jeff Kurr and shark biologist Dr. Neil Hammerschlag as they discover how great white sharks hunt in total darkness.

  • A deadly newcomer has taken residence in the waters of the Pacific Northwest, leaving behind frightened eyewitnesses, and bitten surfers. Shark expert Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillian seek answers to why the great white sharks travel so far north.

  • Sharks attacks on humans and sharks killed by humans are increasing around globe, but Dr. Craig O'Connell believes he has developed a system that will prove once and for all that shark and people can peacefully coexist - and live!

  • Dr. Greg Skomal and the SharkCam team return to Guadulaupe in search of the world's largest great white shark, Deep Blue. During their mission they deploy two robot subs and what they find is truly remarkable.

  • Using a self-propelled shark cage called "The Explorer", marine biologists Mauricio Hoyos and Grant Johnson will investigate a recent discovery at Guadalupe Island - great whites moving into shallow waters at night.

  • Shark photographer Andy Casagrande and marine biologist Dr. Jonathan Werry get up close and personal with a dozen large great whites in the hopes of solving two great white secrets - where they mate, and where they have their young.

  • Professional shark tagger Keith Poe, and marine biologists Greg Stuntz, Matt Ajemain and their team use state-of-the-art technology to capture hunting techniques of thousand-pound mako sharks - what fishermen call a "grander."

  • Tiger Sharks are known for their killing power and voracious appetite, but little is known about where they mate and where the females give birth. Dr. Neil Hammerschlag travels to the shallow waters of the Bahamas called Tiger Beach to find answers.

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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Shark Week Video Clips & Extras

Shark Attack vs. Encounter Clip (01:12) Women at the Forefront of Shark Science Clip (02:56) SharkCam Attacked from Behind Clip (02:24) Things More Likely to Kill You Than a Shark Clip (01:22) Can Bull Sharks Sense Crocodiles? Clip (02:50) Sharks Shred the Tuna Cam Clip (02:37) 5 Facts You May Not Know About Tiger Sharks Clip (00:45) Why Do Young Bull Sharks Enter Rivers? Clip (02:22)