SharkFest

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  • 2014
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.1  (12)

SharkFest is a captivating annual television event focusing on shark-themed programming on the Nat Geo WILD channel. First launched in 2014, it features a diverse range of shows and documentaries revolving around different aspects of the world of sharks. This programming marathon offers viewers a unique opportunity to learn about sharks, their habitat, their behavior, and conservation efforts around the world.

The 2014 edition of SharkFest was nothing short of spectacular, featuring a lineup of exciting new shows that provided a comprehensive look into the world of sharks. One of the highlights of the event was the two-part, three-hour documentary, Shark Kill Zone. It was a compelling look into the world of sharks in South Africa, tracking the annual migration of great white sharks to Seal Island in False Bay.

Shark Kill Zone takes viewers on a journey to discover what draws so many sharks to the icy waters of False Bay. It also explores the unique relationship between sharks and fishermen, who often come into contact with these majestic creatures. The documentary showcases the remarkable footage of the great white shark's hunting behavior, which is unlike anything captured before. It also addresses the controversial topic of how shark tourism can affect their behavior, diet, and migration.

Another must-see program during SharkFest 2014 was Ultimate Shark: Hammerhead. This one-hour show follows marine biologist Pete Klimley as he studies and tracks hammerhead sharks in their natural habitat. Klimley's research has been critical in understanding the behavior patterns of this fascinating and enigmatic species.

Ultimate Shark: Hammerhead takes viewers into the heart of the shark's environment, revealing the exact locations where they sleep, hunt, and mate. The show also highlights the latest in shark-tracking technology and looks at the important role tags and transmitters play in shark conservation.

SharkFest 2014 also featured The Shark Whisperer, which follows shark expert Dr. Erich Ritter as he interacts with different species of sharks in the Bahamas. Ritter is a renowned marine biologist who uses his years of experience to help researchers and conservationists find non-lethal methods of studying and observing sharks.

In the show, The Shark Whisperer, viewers get an up-close look at the world of sharks and the dangers that come with it. Ritter demonstrates his skills in communicating with sharks, showing how he can calm them down and even persuade them to swim away from high-risk areas.

SharkFest 2014 also gave viewers access to new episodes of some of their favorite shows like Shark Attack Experiment, which tests various shark deterrent methods, including electric pulses, to determine their effectiveness. It also featured shows like Killer Sharks and Avalanche Sharks, that looks at the impact of sharks on both the marine ecosystem and human populations.

Overall, SharkFest 2014 was a big hit for Nat Geo WILD, providing viewers with gripping and educational coverage of the apex predator of the ocean. It was a fascinating series of programs that provided us with an incredible insight into the lives of both sharks and the people who dedicate their lives to the conservation and protection of these magnificent creatures.

SharkFest is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (59 episodes). The series first aired on August 10, 2014.

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Shark Eat Shark
8. Shark Eat Shark
July 10, 2023
The world's leading shark scientists lead an investigation in to the fascinating world of cannibal sharks. From the two-foot Cookie Cutter that rips chunks out of White Sharks ten times their size, to the Sand Tiger pups that attack and eat each other in the womb, prepare to see sharks as you've never seen them before.
Bull Shark vs. Hammerhead
7. Bull Shark vs. Hammerhead
July 5, 2023
In this enhanced episode, a rare event between top ocean predators was captured on video in Florida: bull sharks attacking a great hammerhead. Dr. Heithaus and a team of shark experts launch an investigation pinning one against the other. They put experiments to the test to see what will happen when these top predators come head-to-head.
Sharks vs. Dolphins: Bahamas Battleground
6. Sharks vs. Dolphins: Bahamas Battleground
July 5, 2023
In The Bahamas, more than 30 percent of dolphins have shark bite scars. With a never-before-seen non-toxic gel bite pad and life-sized dolphin decoy, Dr. Mike Heithaus and Dr. Valeria Paz collect bite impressions from three shark species that might be the predators. Bites from bull sharks, tiger sharks, and great hammerheads up to 14-feet long are compared to scars photographed on dolphins.
Saved from a Shark
5. Saved from a Shark
July 2, 2023
The scientific community is divided as to whether dolphins or whales will deliberately save a person from a shark attack. But the people who have lived through these terrifying encounters are in no doubt about what happened.
Return of the White Shark
4. Return of the White Shark
July 2, 2023
A record number of great white sharks are migrating to one of New England's most popular tourist destinations, hunting in ways never documented before. To understand why the sharks are here and what this means for Cape Cod, a team of scientists are studying this growing phenomenon to try and keep people safe. But are the sharks changing the natural ecosystem, or restoring it?
Shark Below Zero
3. Shark Below Zero
July 2, 2023
White sharks have been spotted across Canada as far north as the coast of Newfoundland. After the first suspected white shark attack in Canada for over 150 years, experts Greg Skomal, Heather Bowlby, Megan Winton & Warren Joyce, investigate what drives white shark's journey to the very Northern limit of their range.
Sharkcano: Hawaii
2. Sharkcano: Hawaii
July 2, 2023
Biologists Dr. Mike Heithaus and Dr. Frances Farabaugh aim to learn why a wide variety of sharks are drawn to Hawaii's volcanoes - one is the tiger. Tiger Sharks may target Humpback Whales in these waters, so the scientists try to get a jaw impression on a special bite pad by free diving with them. And along the way, we learn why other sharks call Hawaii home.
Bull Shark Bandits
1. Bull Shark Bandits
July 2, 2023
Shark biologists Dr Johan Gustafson and Dr Mariel Familiar Lopez investigate rising reports of bull sharks stealing from fishermen in Weipa, northern Australia. Could this methodical and radical shift in behaviour provide new evidence of shark intelligence? To find out, the team deploys ground-breaking experiments and technology, including a new prototype diving cage.
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Where to Watch SharkFest
SharkFest is available for streaming on the NAT GEO WILD website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch SharkFest on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 10, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (12)