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Episodes Checklist for Shark Week

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March 3, 2020

Season 01

In the world's most shark-infested waters, an extreme team of divers attempt to swim with and photograph massive great white sharks without the protection of a cage. The team is marooned together for 9 days off a remote island in Mexico. Supplies are short and so are tempers, but these off-beat divers, who begin as strangers, must learn to band together if they are to survive an open water encounter with the great white. Led by Andre Hartman, a diver who admits he's scared to death of the sharks, John McKenney, a cameraman who worries he may not return to his family, and Cat Gennaro, a feisty ex-model turned diver who won't admit fear... the divers, one-by-one, will take turns in the water with up to six great white sharks at a time! Cameras follow the team under water and on board ship where the crew, led by hilarious "surfer-dude" paramedic Mike Hudson, and guitar-playing soundman Michael Gatt, along with a shark-diving decoy named "Bob" keep things interesting 24 hours a day. This is reality unlike you've ever seen it: no actors, no safety nets, and no cages. In GREAT WHITE SHARK: UNCAGED, the sharks are dangerous, and the fear is real.

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Season 18

Nine feet of brawn and muscle, the bull shark is one of the most aggressive animals on Earth. Join zoologist Nigel Marven on a journey to learn more about these incredible predators, including a trip to the shark infested waters of the Bahamas.

Season 19

This world premiere special travels to the famed Tiputa pass, in the atoll of Rangiroa in French Polynesia, to study one of the world’s greatest concentrations of grey reef sharks. Because understanding the sexuality and reproduction of sharks is key to their preservation, a group of three international scientists set out to study the grey reef sharks’ mating habits, which have never been captured on film. The film reveals the deadly risks grey reefs must take to give life.

Mike Rowe is back with another hour of dirty jobs with the men and women who work with sharks. In this hour-long premiere, Mike travels to an unlikely place — the desert of Las Vegas — to Mandalay Bay’s two-million gallon aquarium, home to some 15 different species of shark. Here, Mike gets dirty with marine biologists as they prepare a nutritious assortment of frozen fish for the sharks’ lunch, and climbs into the aquarium’s filter system to make sure it’s operating properly — finding himself navigating between hundreds of pounds of sand and a mess of shark excrement. Next, he rolls up his sleeves to dissect a nine-foot tiger shark that was found dead off the coast of South Africa. These dissections are done to help humans better understand shark behavior, evolution, health and current environmental factors that may affect the shark population. Finally, Mike heads to the Bahamas with Jeremiah Sullivan, the inventor of the Neptunic shark suit — a chain mail armor to protect divers from shark attacks. After helping Jeremiah weld hundreds of small metal rings together to make a suit, Mike suits up and dives 30 feet underwater amid a feeding frenzy of Caribbean reef sharks to test out the suit — on himself.

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Season 20

This two-hour premiere special kicks off the primetime 9 PM hour of SHARK WEEK’s 20th Anniversary and is narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, who memorably played Matt Hooper in Jaws. The special tells the gripping story of the crew of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, sunk by two torpedoes in the Philippine Sea on the night of July 30, 1945. Eight hundred sailors, many maimed and burned, were plunged into the water … and floated helplessly for four days, having to deal with hunger, driven mad by thirst and menaced by hundreds of sharks. Assisted by George Burgess, America’s foremost investigator of shark attacks, Discovery Channel re-opens the official shark attack file on the Indianapolis – the first time this incident has ever been scientifically investigated. Ocean of Fear examines why the sharks attacked the way they did (and why they sometimes did not), and investigates the survival strategies of the men in the water, including those who fought the sharks. Survivors recall their ordeal on camera and remarkable reconstructions, filmed with real sharks, reveal the drama from both the sharks' and the humans' perspectives.

At nearly 20 feet in length, with hundreds of razor-sharp teeth and a weight of over 1,300 pounds, the tiger shark is one of the world’s best-equipped predators. Nicknamed the ocean’s garbage disposal for their not-so-picky eating habits, tiger sharks are believed to be solitary animals. This premiere SHARK WEEK program examines an unusual and mysterious event off the South African coast. Each year, tiger sharks gather en masse off Aliwal Shoal and then, as suddenly as they appear, they vanish. South African shark expert Mark Addison, who has worked with tiger sharks for over 20 years, has a theory that these sharks are actually the same individuals year after year -- and he hatches a plan to prove it via satellite tracking. To do so, Addison braves the waters without a shark cage, chain mail suit or scuba gear. He also free-swims without an oxygen tank, to allow him to get up close to tag the sharks with a satellite tracking device -- risking not only being bitten by the tiger sharks, but also drowning.

This premiere program features five of the most amazing stories of shark attack survival, told by the victims themselves. Among the stories: An abalone diver’s head and arm are bitten by a great white … A young woman swimming in the deep ocean near Easter Island is caught in a tug-of-war between her rescue crew and a massive shark with her leg in its jaws … A shark scientist surrounded by a dozen predators in the Bahamas is bitten on the calf … A fisherman’s arm is bitten off, yet he has no memory of the attack … A woman vacationing on a yacht near a remote Pacific island is pulled underwater by a 9-foot tiger shark and fends it off with a punch to the nose, while her shipmates scramble to find help in the middle of nowhere.

It’s been said that a shark will eat anything from a license plate to a suit of armor, but the reality is that the menu of the so-called “eating machine” is complex, specific and so important that it determines everything about the shark -- including its size and where it lives. Hosted by Survivorman and SHARK WEEK host Les Stroud, this program takes a close look at the diets of seven species: great white, mako, tiger, bull, Caribbean reef, lemon and hammerhead sharks. A series of hands-on tests are conducted to learn more about the diet of these predators – and discover which shark has the strongest jaws, how often a shark needs to eat and why, and what senses incite a shark to attack.

During more than 400 million years of evolution, over 400 species of shark have developed highly refined instincts and abilities to keep them the ocean’s top predator. This premiere program observes sharks in their environment in oceans around the globe, including tracking the migration of a baby shark in Bimini, attaching cameras to the social lemon shark to see how they relate to one another, and investigating a newly discovered great white behavior. Some great whites have been tracked migrating from the West Coast of the United States to a blank spot on the map in the mid-Pacific at the same time every year – but why? Also investigated are new scientific applications and technologies being developed using the unique properties of shark skin – from mimicking its barnacle-shedding properties on the outer side of ships, to its bacteria-resistant properties to coat medical applications such as operating tables and catheter tubes.

Animal behaviorist Dave Salmoni and South African shark scientist Ryan Johnson journey to the remote, tribal shores of New Guinea to unravel the mysterious secrets of the local shark whisperers who “call” in sharks from tiny canoes, without bait. As Dave and Ryan immerse themselves in this extraordinary ancient ritual, they gain knowledge that could help humans and sharks coexist.

As South Africa’s leading shark expert, Craig Ferreira has spent his entire life studying and diving with sharks. For the past several years his dream has been to travel the world for a year to study what has been called “the dirty dozen” – 12 of the deadliest species of shark – and pass on his knowledge about and love for sharks to his children. On this expedition, Craig brings his entire family – his children Storm, Cruise and Wilder and his wife Jytte – to the world-famous “Shark Alley” off of South Africa’s Dyer Island for seven days, where they tag sharks and observe great whites from an underwater cage.

Michael Rutzen is on an unbelievable quest -- to hypnotize, in open water, one of the most dangerous animals on the planet – the great white shark. Rutzen has been working with sharks for many years to study their body language. He believes if he can put sharks into a sleep-like state called tonic immobility, he could reveal a completely different side to their nature that might inspire people to want to protect, rather than destroy, these incredible apex predators.

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Explore the latest shark programs at aquariums across the country. From the Shark Bay exhibit in Tampa, Florida, to the great white shark exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, research is yielding exciting information about these fearsome predators.

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Season 2010

Off the coast of South Africa, massive great white sharks blast from the water, pulling a sneak attack on their seal prey. Shark expert Chris Fallows and filmmaker Jeff Kurr arrive on the scene to investigate the aerial attacks using state-of-the-art technology including an HD camera that shoots in super slow motion - 2,000 frames per second. This enables the team to slow down a breaching shark from one second of real time to almost a minute - and in so much detail you can literally count every tooth in the shark's mouth! Fallows and Kurr also employ a submarine and remotely-operated helicopter to capture this incredible footage.

Go where humans don't dare to in INTO THE SHARK BITE. Watch the power of a shark bite filmed with the latest high-speed, high-definition cameras from extraordinary angles - ending up literally inside the jaws of sharks.

WEEK. But when he gets the chance to get off the couch and be in the show, he gets in way over his head. Discovery wants him go to the Bahamas to swim with, touch, and, if he has the guts, FEED sharks. And Ferguson starts to have second thoughts about getting close to the apex predators of the sea. Especially since he will not have the protection of a cage. Everything Ferguson sees and experiences reminds him of what he has learned from watching the Discovery Channel. Woven into Ferguson's journey are clips from the scariest, most exciting moments of the last 20 years of SHARK WEEK. The results are funny, scary, and ultimately very moving. Terrified of getting in the water and too proud not to, Ferguson makes the leap into an ocean full of hungry sharks.

In 2008, fear gripped beaches along the coast of California and Mexico in the wake of multiple horrific shark attacks. SHARK BITE BEACH returns to the site of the attacks to recreate the dramatic stories of survival and search for clues that might explain why sharks mistook humans for prey that fateful summer.

Host Terry Schappert puts his Special Forces training to the test to demonstrate to viewers how to survive devastating shark attacks. Terry immerses himself in several deadly scenarios and reveals the secrets to escaping terrifying shark encounters alive.

Season 2011

Great white sharks, in large numbers, are now suddenly being found swimming among surfers and vacationers just off beaches from South Africa to Australia, and up and down the coast of California. Just why they're there and just what they're doing is a mystery that Chris Fallows and an international team of sharks scientists are trying to figure out.

Jaws Comes Home tells the story of passionate shark expert and U.S. Fisheries scientist, Greg Skomal, as he documents six remarkable months following five great whites with names like Curly and Ruthless. His mission: to understand more about their recently discovered, 1,200-mile journey up and down the eastern seaboard and to reveal all he can about these much-maligned hunters.

It was the central premise of the hit movie Jaws that still haunts people today: that certain sharks may "go rogue" and decide to go after humans. But does the science back this up? In this hour, we'll weave stories of some of the most horrific shark attacks in history with the larger scientific detective story of whether or not individual sharks ever develop a taste for human flesh and go Rogue.

In the summer of 2008 an unprecedented wave of shark attacks sweeps the eastern coast of Australia. Australian shark experts and fishery managers scramble to understand what is happening. Could it be that that the gradual dwindling of the sharks' natural prey due to overfishing has brought man to the top of the shark's food chain? Will the summer of 2008 be a prelude of things to come?

December 1957: the height of tourist season in South Africa. Merry vacationers from around the globe descend on an idyllic resort town along the sunny coast to enjoy the summer. It's not long until the white sands are clogged with dead bodies and the sapphire waters are red with blood. The culprit? The authorities suspected a single, massive rogue shark with a taste for human flesh.

Dave and Cody of Dual Survival dive in to investigate why no two species of shark attack in the same manner. Through a series of groundbreaking tests and the use of innovative high-tech camera technologies, they'll examine the shark's unique savagery and specialized methods of killing, revealing exactly why they're so deadly.

Most of us think of sharks as blank-eyed killing machines, but in Shark City, we'll get to know a handful of them as individuals. We'll follow the sharks of the Bahamas through their days and nights to find out how they size each other up, what they like to eat and what it is that they're afraid of. This show will feature the amazing talents and hilarious insights of our Chief Shark Officer, Andy Samberg.

Season 2012

Picking up where 2011's Emmy®-nominated "Ultimate Air Jaws" left off, photographer, author and shark expert Chris Fallows and legendary natural history producer Jeff Kurr embark on a quest to learn more about the great white sharks of Seal Island, South Africa — and one shark in particular. Colossus is a massive 14-foot great white that dominates all other sharks in the area. Kurr and his team push the envelope even further with a new camera specially designed for the shoot, new angles and new hair-raising encounters... even if it means risking their lives for the ultimate close-up with Colossus. And what they discover in this yearlong filming expedition is a true scientific breakthrough: dozens of great whites clustered in shallow water, feeding on smaller sharks and rays — with Colossus dominating the grounds and nearly eating the camera.

A team of wildlife cameramen, led by Shark Week veteran Andy Casagrande, heads to Gansbaai, South Africa to try to secure a shot of a great white shark that no one has been able to get... yet. Their mission is to capture a previously unseen, and some say impossible, angle of a great white shark's Polaris breach. Their task quickly turns into a race against time as weather and luck work against them and their window of opportunity to film this extremely difficult shot closes fast. Using state-of-the-art camera technology and their own ingenuity, the crew attempts to film a bird's-eye-view of the breach at super high speed, which would put them in the company of some of the greatest cameramen ever to work on Shark Week, who have pushed the limits of camera technology and their own will to get "impossible" shots. Will this team join the ranks of the greats?

To celebrate the monumental 25th anniversary of Shark Week, Discovery is resurrecting the largest shark to ever swim in our oceans, a predator so fierce he could have bitten a T. rex in two: the mighty Megalodon. The size of a city bus, these prehistoric sharks were as large as 60 feet long and weighed at least 100,000 pounds. This shark was the ultimate Jaws: Megalodons had 250 serrated teeth, each six inches long, set in jaws six feet wide and eight feet tall. In response to questions raised by a Miocene era crime scene, a team of engineers and paleontologists work together to design and build this monster, to see just what he was capable of. Enlisting the help of MythBusters Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tori Belleci, the team puts these chilling chompers to the test.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of what has become a truly epic week in television — and no celebration would be complete without the MythBusters. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have put themselves in some pretty hair-raising scenarios to bust the biggest shark myths over the years, and now they count down their top 25 of all time. The duo also takes on new myths, shows never-seen-before footage and reveals the #1 shark myth that will quite literally blow people away. Get ready to go back in the water as the MythBusters' best shark moments are unleashed!

There are very few movies we can honestly say truly changed the world — but Jaws is one of them. Audiences stood in lines that wrapped entire city blocks to watch the world’s first summer blockbuster. Careers were made, fortunes created, and ways of directing and scoring movies and shooting special effects were all changed forever when it was released. But the impact the film had on the oceans and their inhabitants was as big as the audience it found — and just as surprising. In the aftermath of the film's release, great white sharks were vilified and killed, leading to their near-disappearance from the eastern seaboard. At the same time, public fascination with sharks led to a golden age of shark science that completely changed our view of the ocean and how it works. And as the science began showing us how real sharks behave, it spurred a worldwide conservation effort whose earliest champion was Jaws author Peter Benchley.

During a routine search and rescue mission over the Pacific in WWII, an American plane crashed into shark-infested waters. This is the inspiring true story of two war heroes — one an Olympian, one a pastor's son — who managed to survive a record-breaking 47 days at sea in a life raft. They subsisted on only the food they were able to catch from the ocean and the water they were able to collect from the rain, all while fighting off a gang of sharks that were their constant companions. But when they finally did reach land, it was only the beginning of their troubles. What happened to these men is one of the greatest tests of faith, will and endurance of our time.

They've been through the ultimate nightmare: hand-to-jaw combat against the ocean's apex predators, losing limbs and barely escaping with their lives. Yet even after the attacks, they're still fighting, but what for will surprise you. Amazingly, dozens of shark attack victims around the world have devoted their lives to saving their attackers. They have turned what could have been tragedy into their life's mission, becoming some of the most powerful shark advocates on the planet. Meet the Shark Survivors and hear their stories of resilience and triumph as they fight what they consider the ultimate battle: saving sharks and our oceans.

Ten of the most terrifying animal attacks filmed by eyewitnesses. Some of the world's biggest predators - a 15 foot shark, raging elephants, and a half ton bull turn their attention towards people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Right outside the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is home to some of the biggest great white sharks in the world... but only for part of the year. Teams of scientists from Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey Bay have spent years tagging and tracking these sharks to find out why they come here, why they leave and where they go when they do — out into the Pacific on the Great White Highway. But the sharks have kept much about their lives completely secret, leaving researchers with little information about what they spend their summers doing and almost no idea about where they mate or bear their young. Now, armed with new technologies, the team is hoping to wire the ocean and find out how these sharks live their lives — and why California is one of the biggest stops on the Great White Highway.

Season 2013

Season 2014

Air Jaws programming has pushed and expanded our understanding of great white sharks and has become one of the iconic SHARK WEEK programs. In Air Jaws: Fins of Fury Natural History producer Jeff Kurr and his team return using incredible new cameras and high tech underwater gadgetry to track down the missing “mega-shark” named Colossus.

Shark of Darkness: Submarine Returns explores the legend of “Submarine,” an enormous great white shark off the coast of South Africa. This 30-foot shark is said to be the largest great white shark of all time. Locals believe that this shark is responsible for countless fatal attacks, but its existence has never been proven. This documentary explores the evidence and asks the question: can Submarine exist?

In Jaws Strikes Back, marine biologist Greg Skomal and the REMUS* SharkCam team travel to the remote Pacific island of Guadalupe to film the hunting behavior of the largest great white sharks on earth.

Monster Hammerhead explores a legendary hammerhead shark that has been patrolling Florida’s shores for the past 60 years. Now, a team of scientists and anglers look to explore the mystery and find out if the legend could be real.

In Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss, shark researcher Paul Clerkin heads to the Indian Ocean to investigate the ocean’s darkest depths in search of shark species that scientists never even knew existed and get a glimpse of the last known group of bioluminescent sharks in the world.

Lair of the Mega Shark follows famed shark experts Jeff Kerr and Andy Casagrande head to New Zealand on a life-or-death mission to investigate the sightings of a 20 foot Great White that resembles the legend of a giant great white shark Maoris call the “lord of the sharks." Jeff and Andy will risk everything to track down this Mega Shark believed to be lurking in the shadows of the New Zealand coast line.

Zombie Sharks explores tonic immobility, a catatonic zombie-like state that can be achieved in sharks. This shark phenomenon has been studied by scientists for years, but a recent spike in orca whale attacks on great white sharks suggests that orcas have now learned how to immobilize and prey on great whites. Professional diver Eli Martinez looks to prove this theory by being the first person to induce underwater tonic immobility in a massive great white shark.

Dr. Michael Domeier has spent years scouring the Pacific Ocean hoping to solve one of the greatest mysteries of shark science: the location of great white pupping grounds. In 2013, he set the process in motion by successfully tagging a pregnant female shark that he called Gil Rakers. Now he’s returning to the sea in Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth to follow her journey and be the first to capture the birth of a baby great white shark.

I Escaped Jaws 2 is a shark special featuring attack stories told from the perspective of the survivor. Using first person interviews and actual footage of the attacks, we take a look at why the attacks occurred and how the victims narrowly escaped with their lives.

Hawaii is thought of as an idyllic vacation destination, but recent spikes in shark attacks are turning these shores into a shark hot spot. Hawaiian native and surf legend Kala Alexander knows these waters better than anyone, and he hopes to uncover the reason behind this sudden shark invasion in Sharkageddon.

Great White Matrix features legendary shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder and cameraman Andy Casagrande on an expedition into the deadly shark infested waters of Australia. Their mission is to investigate a series of bizarre shark attacks in an area swarming with great white sharks. Paul and Andy explore what’s bringing these great whites so close to shore and what’s responsible for the surge in attacks in this area

Bites, strikes and close calls from Shark Week 2014; a comprehensive countdown of the top strikes, as well as interested viewers' top picks for the five craziest moments in the week-long event's 27-year history.

Season 2015

Shark expert, Greg Skomal and a team of engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embark on a mission to find out why Great White sightings in Florida are on the rise. It's the biggest study ever of Atlantic great whites.

The quest to photograph the largest great white shark continues as experts Andy Casagrande and Jeff Kurr join forces with Dickie Chivell at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Theories suggest these mega sharks may come to feed and mate at this great white hot spot.

A team of marine biologists set out to clock the top speed of the fastest shark in the ocean - the mako. Meanwhile, a second crew aims to prove that makos are ambush predators that will breach to kill their prey, just like the great whites.

Since 2008, every two years, in October, shark attacks strike Surf Beach, California. Now as October 2014 closes in, questions remain: will the attacks happen again? Is it the same shark? And, can DNA identify the great white shark responsible?

Deep below the oceans's surface live some of the strangest marine animals on the earth. Now, three expeditions are exploring those depths for sharks that glow in the dark. They are hoping for a close encounter in the strange domain of alien sharks.

At nearly 18 feet and over 3,000 pounds, a record-breaking female great white shark nicknamed "Joan of Shark" roams the waters off Western Australia. Three shark experts follow an extraordinary 4,000-mile migratory path to find and tag her.

A team of shark researchers head to Cuba to explore the most remote shark habitat in the world. 70 years after the largest great white ever recorded, a 23 ft. Great White named “The Cuban” was caught off the coast, a team of experts search for evidence of a population of large white sharks to prove the story is real.

The search for the predator that ate a 9-foot great white off the coast of Australia takes wildlife filmmaker Dave Riggs into the kill zone—a deep ocean battleground of great whites, killer whales and giant squid.

The ocean is a cruel place—full of predators driven to survive. But at the apex of the food chain are six swift and deadly sharks. These stealthy assassins exploit prey with specialized adaptations, making them the most fearsome predators on the planet.

From the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, to the tropical seas of Indonesia, researchers are getting closer to sharks than ever before. Join us on an epic journey around the globe documenting groundbreaking new research into these long misunderstood animals.

Mysterious sharks threaten government divers in remote New Zealand waters. Attack survivor Jenny Oliver and researcher Kina Scollay are on a quest to find out if the mysterious sevengill sharks are targeting divers…and are they hunting in packs?

Fifty years ago, Rodney Fox barely survived a great white shark attack. Now he is trying to help sharks survive mankind’s increasing pressure upon the oceans. Join Rodney and his team as they study and tag great whites off the coast of South Australia.

We scoured the seas to bring you the greatest moments from Shark Week 2015! Only the closest calls, biggest bites and greatest gadgets made the cut. Then, we’re revealing your top picks for the best moments in Shark Week history.

In a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island has become the most dangerous place on the planet for shark attacks. After 7 deaths in 4 years, locals and scientists are in a race against time to find answers before another fatal encounter.

Season 2016

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is the world's leading tiger shark expert. Now, he's on a quest to answer what he calls the trifecta of tiger shark science: where do these giant sharks mate, where do the pregnant females gestate, and where do they give birth? He hopes to find answers by tagging and tracking 40 individuals across a shallow area off the Bahamas called Tiger Beach. Second only to great whites, the tiger shark's killing power and voracious appetite is legendary - and Neil has to deal with some aggressive sharks while on expedition.

Professional shark tagger Keith Poe, and marine biologists Greg Stuntz, Matt Ajemain and their team use state-of-the-art technology to try to document a live-predation of a thousand-pound mako shark -- what fishermen call a "grander." Granders are enormous makos that make a kind of transformation when they reach 10 feet and 1000 pounds - they become more secretive and begin to hunt bigger prey, like seals. And they're hard to find on the East Coast - until Joe Romeiro and team jump in the water after dark and come face to face with them.

In 2016, award-winning shark cinematographer Andy Casagrande discovered that great white sharks had strangely and completely disappeared from the Neptune Islands off South Australia. Where did the sharks go? Searching west along the known great white migration route, he stumbles upon an incredible discovery - a concentration of all male great white sharks off an uncharted island. Andy calls in marine biologist Dr. Jonathan Werry, and together they get up close and personal with a dozen large great whites in the hopes of solving two of the most closely guarded of all the great white's secrets... where they mate and where they have their young.

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. This movement shows that sharks entering shallow water are normal behavior - which would account for some of the shark encounters happening with greater frequency in the shallows along coastlines.

Marine biologist Greg Skomal and the REMUS SharkCam team return to Guadalupe to find the world's largest great white shark, Deep Blue. This time, they deploy two robot subs: one that dives to 300 feet, and another that goes to 2000. Together, they build a profile of how the great white uses the entire water column. The team uncovers hunting techniques and strategies great whites use to ambush their prey - and film a great white's attack on the sub!

Shark encounters are increasing around the globe. The solutions to deal with the public's growing anxiety range from culling to using nets and drumlins - all of which kill sharks. Dr. Craig O'Connell believes he has developed a system that will prove once and for all that sharks and people can peacefully coexist - and live!

A newcomer has taken residence in the waters of the Pacific Northwest... the great white shark. Shark expert Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillian seek answers to the main questions in this case - why are great white sharks traveling so far north and why are these encounters focused on this one particular place?

Famed shark photographer Chris Fallows embarks on his 8th Air Jaws adventure with shark expert Jeff Kurr and shark biologist Neil Hammerschlag as they discover how great white sharks hunt in total darkness. Narrated by Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), it turns out that great whites can hunt effectively with or without any sun or moonlight - but how do they do that?

Using cutting-edge research and thrilling historical evidence, 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 "World's Deadliest Shark." History says they are - and when the scientists dive in the Bahamas and off Hawaii, they're spooked by this very dangerous shark.

Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature of the relationship between these two masters of the sea. It's hostile, and dangerous, mainly for dolphins. Dolphins would rather eat fish and swim with humans; sharks would rather eat dolphins and anything they can sink their teeth into. Dr. Mike Heithaus and his team bring new research that may solve why sharks attack dolphins far more than we ever knew.

Grandson to legendary underwater explorer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau, Philippe Cousteau, and his wife Ashlan Gorse Cousteau travel with marine biologist Luke Tipple to Bikini Atoll to explore a marine environment once destroyed by nuclear testing during the Cold War.

Marine biologist Dr. Craig O'Connell and 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 12-14' American crocodiles living there. O'Connell deduces the sharks smell the crocs and creates a first-of-its-kind croc scent-based bull shark repellant - and SHARK WEEK reveals a possible important discovery that could save human lives

There's been a war going on between seal and great whites for millions of years. Now there's a new battleground on the map called Cape Cod. It's different in every way from the usual rocky islands where sharks and seals usually face off in other parts of the world. The great whites have had to learn new ways to hunt seals here. Dr. Greg Skomal and his team wonder, what are the sharks doing here, how do they get here, and how do more sharks learn of Cape Cod's bounty of seals? And more importantly: if the number of seals and sharks continue to increase at the present rate, what's the future?

Famed marine biologist and shark expert Barbara Block has been studying the white sharks off of California for more than 27 years. Now, with breakthrough camera technology and tracking technology, she's giving scientists and viewers a portrait of a formerly unseen domain. She calls it the Blue Serengeti - it's a vast, rich, and hidden world, now more visible thanks to new camera tags deployed on both predator and prey.

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. Jonathan Werry and shark cinematographer 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! But is this unique to Australia? It isn't; sharks are smarter than we thought and can learn new things when there's food involved.

Season 2017

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

Every two years in October - in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 - a secluded beach on the central California coast has been the scene of great white shark attacks. Is it the same shark returning again and again? And will the attacks continue in October 2016? Dr. Michael Domeier believes the Surf Beach attacks may be more than a tragic coincidence. 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. Produced by Shark Entertainment.

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. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on!

Dr. Mark Meekan and conservationist Paul de Gelder go on an expedition to one the sharkiest places in the world - a remote wilderness called the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia. Meekan is there to count sharks and species as part of Vulcan’s Global FinPrint project – Paul de Gelder’s going because he heard that sharks and crocs fight over sea turtles out there. What happens when 14-foot crocodiles move into shark infested waters? That’s what they’re going to find out! Produced by Big Wave.

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 spend winter in Bimini to feed the growing young in their bellies – and then move on to the Florida coast to prey on migrating blacktips – and the evidence is unmistakable. Produced by Icon Films.

Each summer the Gulf Stream pushes north into the waters of southern New England, bringing with it 30 species of shark. Greg Skomal and Joe Romeiro study the annual spectacle, focusing on three sharks – makos, great whites, and porbeagles – that can out-swim, out-think, and out-compete all the others. Produced by 333 Productions and Radley Studios.

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 us to re-think of everything we thought we knew about great whites. Produced by Red Rock Films.

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 - and many more, including ghost sharks, frilled sharks, and the amazing luminescent lantern shark. Produced by Discovery Studios.

Along the coastline of LA, great white sharks are increasing and they seem to be hunting out of season. Dr. Chris Lowe, Director of the CSULB Shark Lab, wants to know why. His investigation takes him to Guadalupe Island, off Mexico, where he finds the answer. Produced by Arrow Media.

For decades, great white shark numbers were in decline in the waters around New York. But now, seals are back in New York Harbor – can the great whites be far behind? Marine biologist Craig O’Connell tries to find out how close they really are, and shows what a future with great whites in New York will look like. Produced by Pangolin Pictures.

A team of explorers float in a one-of-a-kind shark cage, 500 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Acting as human lures in the open ocean will they encounter its deadliest shark? Produced by Gurney Entertainment.

From active to extinct, and at every stage in between, volcanoes hold a strong attraction for sharks of all kinds. Across the world, sharks congregate and concentrate around volcanoes and volcanic islands. What is it about volcanoes that make them shark hotspots? Dr. Mike Heithaus dives in several volcanoes to find out. Produced by Pangolin Pictures.

In Brazil, Dr. Hazin has successfully reduced the number of shark encounters by simply catching and moving sharks out to the open sea. What’s his secret? And can this solution work in Australia, where encounters are a problem? Produced by Sealight Pictures.

At various times of the year and in different locations around the world, sharks of many kinds gather, swarm, and spiral. Dr. Tristan Guttridge and Ornella Weideli conduct a study of just what brings them together, and what’s going on in these shark ‘societies’. Produced by Red Rock Films.

Madagascar is NOT known as a location for great white sharks. According to the shark sanctuary here, both great whites and tigers are ‘extinct’ in Madagascan waters. So why has a great white shark, tagged in South Africa, travelled 1500 miles up the African coast to Madagascar? Craig O'Connell and the team make the long journey to the remote island nation to investigate and see if Madagascar is the next big great white shark hotspot. Produced by Arrow Media.

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. Their goal is to bring the sawfish back from the brink of extinction. Produced by Radley Studios and Delve Creative.

A rundown of the greatest moments from SHARK WEEK 2017, featuring the closest calls, biggest bites, greatest gadgets, and viewers’ top picks for the best of SHARK WEEK history. Produced by Discovery Studios.

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.

Season 21

Using their signature sci-tech style of explosive experimentation, the MythBusters hit the deep blue from California to the Bahamas to investigate myths about sharks. They are honing in on some doozies this year: Do dogs attract sharks? Do the vibrations caused by a flapping injured fish attract sharks? Does chili powder repel sharks? And hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman create the ultimate SHARK WEEK build – a 16-foot-long robo-shark!

Survivorman's Les Stroud hosts this look at how best to play it safe in the water, while testing popular theories of how to survive shark encounters. Les travels to the Bahamas and South Africa to test whether the behavior of Caribbean reef sharks and great whites changes depending upon the time of day. While in South Africa, Les and marine biologist Jeremiah Sullivan conduct an analysis of the great white's bite, and test whether kicking and splashing attracts sharks, and if it's safer to stay in a group or tread water alone if stranded in the ocean.

Do shark encounters happen more frequently in the morning or night? This special chronicles six recent shark attacks that took place at different times of day. Top shark experts weigh in on what time of day is better or worse for avoiding sharks.

With over 400 species of sharks, they don't all live in the warm waters of the tropics -- some inhabit the freezing cold waters of the Arctic. And who better to introduce viewers to one our planet's most unsung sharks than DIRTY JOBS' Mike Rowe, who travels north to the edge of the Arctic Circle in search of the mysterious Greenland shark. These large sharks are slow-moving behemoths, and learning more about them will help scientists understand the rapid ecological changes affecting that part of the world, and how the Greenland shark impacts the food chain there. Mike assists shark scientists with their research as they tag and release a large male Greenland shark. By the end of the trip, Mike gains a deep appreciation for the men and women who are studying this elusive shark in one of the most extreme climates known to humankind.

Sharks may have a bad reputation, but you actually have a very slim chance of being attacked by one. A thrill-seeking team with a purpose -- escapologist Jonathan Goodwin, former lawyer turned Survivor: Cook Islands winner and adrenaline junkie Yul Kwon, marine biologist Jeremiah Sullivan and scientist Dr. Marty Jopson -- travel to the Bahamas to test shark attraction theories on lemon, tiger and Caribbean reef sharks, focusing on the sensory perception of sharks including colors, vibrations, smells and other attractors. In the process, viewers learn strategies for staying safe when in the water.

Australia's northeastern coast is a hotbed for shark activity. Its tropical seas are home to more species of sharks than anywhere else in the world. But there's trouble in the sharks' stronghold Down Under – even here the sharks are disappearing. What's happening to them? A special team made up of pioneering Australian marine biologist Richard Fitzpatrick; noted shark documentary filmmaker and host Mike deGruy; lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy M. Sanjayan, Ph.D.; and adventurer Celine Cousteau band together to find out, while undertaking the largest shark tagging expedition in Australian history. Their mission: to discover the cause of the mysterious decline in shark populations here, and find out if we can help the situation. To do so, the team deploys underwater animal cams and remote cameras to explore and record shark behavior and to gather new insight into the still largely secretive life of the ocean's ultimate predator.

Season 22

The shark week 2009 Episode 1 “Blood in the Water” is the true story about the shark attacks of 1916 that inspired the movie “Jaws”. A 9 foot long shark cruises just off the New Jersey beaches. In this Episode, it was shown about the first multiple shark attack in American history, and this is the reason we are fear of sharks today.

Experts explore the science behind what triggers sharks to attack at certain times of day, and what rules humans should follow to avoid shark attacks

The true story behind the bloody shark attacks of 1916 that inspired the movie 'Jaws'. A nine-foot long shark cruises just off the New Jersey beaches. For centuries its ancestors have done exactly the same. But today there's unusual company. Human Beings.

The true story behind the bloody shark attacks of 1916 that inspired the movie 'Jaws'. A nine-foot long shark cruises just off the New Jersey beaches. For centuries its ancestors have done exactly the same. But today there's unusual company. Human Beings.

In this Episode, Shark Week had featured the places where the most deaths have occurred due to shark attacks. Survivorman Les is taking on the deadliest waters around the world. His quest is simple – which water is the deadliest? His mission is simple – which water is the deadliest? And he is starting his mission from historical data from the Florida Museum of Natural History’s famed “Shark Attack Files”. Les had started his journey to test the waters in the world’s sharkiest “hotspots”

In this Episode, it was shown that what happens, when a great white breaks through a 300-pound aluminum shark cage and traps the divers inside. Shark week 2009 Episode 3 story is about a member of a Navy Seals who was attacked in the water of Florida by sharks.

The bite-by-bite account of America's notorious "Summer of the Shark" in 2001. Sharkbite Summer revisits the attack sites and -- using news archive, interviews with victims, witnesses, surgeons, family members and shark experts -- builds an exact picture of the bloody summer of 2001.

In this Episode, the Great White is one of the most feared predators on earth as well as one of its most efficient hunters. The Great white sharks beast the coasts of more then 50% of the world’s populated coastlines and also the fact that they have killed hundreds of people. In this episode, we will travel at three big major Great White feeding grounds – Seal Island, South Africa; Adelaide, Australia and Guadalupe Island, Mexico.

In this Episode we will see the Shark after Dark. Sharks are most aggressive and most active in the dark but the fact is we know extremely small things about the nocturnal nature of these creatures. In this Episode, a team of diver’s travel around the world and go down into the shark dangerous after-dark hunting grounds. Their goal is to learn more about how Great Whites, Six-Gills, and Tiger Sharks behavior after the sun goes down.


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