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Sharkfest

Sharkfest

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  • Premiered: 
    August 4, 2013
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  • Network: Nat Geo Wild
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Animal
  • Tags: shark

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Plot Synopsis

Each summer since 2013, Nat Geo WILD has hosted SHARKFEST, a week-long television event that features a week of insights from shark experts and footage of shark behavior, providing a comprehensive look at the species in all their glory.

SHARKFEST, television's second-best-known week of sharks, returns to Nat Geo Wild on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 8pm ET and continues with new installments through Sunday, July 22. Nat Geo WILD's supersized SHARKFEST also includes special encores of SHARKFEST's past hit specials, which will continue to air in primetime through Friday, July 27. Celebrating its sixth anniversary, SHARKFEST presents factual shark stories incorporating innovative research technology to reveal compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world. With the help of scientists and shark experts, SHARKFEST delivers the facts and raise awareness about these "jawsome" animals.

Check out SHARKFEST 2018's fantastic schedule of premiere programs:

When Sharks Attack: Mayhem in Mexico
Premieres Sunday, July 15, at 8/7c
Cancun is an ideal getaway, renowned for its beautiful beaches, fascinating culture and scenic landscapes. Usually a pristine location, the waters of Cancun suddenly becomes a hotspot for shark attacks between 2011 and 2013, with six attacks along its shores. Locals who have never seen an attack are baffled and hotels start to wonder what is putting their guests at risk. A community where shark attacks have never happened wonders, what could be the cause? Scientists put their heads together to figure out the cause behind the surge in attacks.

Shark vs. Tuna
Premieres Sunday, July 15, at 9/8c
Witness a clash of oceanic titans in the remote crystal-blue battlefields of ASCENSION Island. Yellowfin tuna and mako and tiger sharks are all apex predators, but to these sharks, yellowfin tuna are the ultimate prize. The tuna are often faster, fitter and bigger than the sharks, reaching well over 250 pounds. Any shark hunting these beasts needs brute strength and a little bit of luck to capture one. But when a third player enters the game, the scales tip. Who will win?

The Whale That Ate Jaws: New Evidence
Premieres Sunday, July 15, at 10/9c
The Whale That Ate Jaws examined an extraordinary incident that occurred at the Farallon Islands, 27 miles off San Francisco, in October 1997. A boatload of tourists witnessed the ultimate clash of the titans and caught it on tape. Two killer whales attacked and drowned a great white shark and ripped out its liver. The incident raised a lot of questions and left biologists mystified. Since then, there have been other attacks, some caught on camera. Now, we explore these new events and the fascinating Science behind the killer whale's taste for shark meat and share some shocking revelations in THE WHALE That Ate Jaws: New Evidence. Experts weigh in to reveal astounding new discoveries in shark and whale behaviors.

Big Sharks Rule
Premieres Monday, July 16, at 9/8c
It's an ocean of giants. South AFRICA has a dramatic, rocky coast that's raked by churning currents. Warm, cold, rich and murky water collide to create "shark central", with enough food to sustain the biggest. Giant sharks like great whites, tiger sharks, BULL sharks, ragged tooth sharks, and whale sharks all reign supreme in these waters.

700 Sharks
Premieres Tuesday, July 17, at 9/8c
Imagine diving into the ocean only to discover that you're surrounded by one of the largest shark frenzies on the planet. Well, that's exactly what these researchers did in the name of science. In Polynesia, the largest school of sharks - about 700 - patrols the waters en masse. Follow an international team of scientists as they study these magnificent creatures at night, when they are most aggressive, to discover their mysterious hunting strategies and social behaviors. The result: incredible new behaviors never seen before, or caught on camera.

Shark Kill Zone
Premieres Wednesday, July 18, at 9/8c
Sharks may be at the top of the ocean food chain, but catching a meal isn't always straightforward or easy. So how have these denizens of the deep ruled the oceans for so long? Design and adaptation. They must adapt to survive, which on occasion means bringing the feast closer to shore. Discover the surprisingly diverse ways sharks hunt and the solutions they've found to catching prey. Some wait in ambush, others slowly stalk their prey and still others chase at high speed. Whatever the technique, all sharks are exquisitely designed for their specialized roles as ocean predators.Scientists weigh in on the evolutionary ways in which sharks have fine-tuned their hunting skills and behaviors and reveal some incredible observations.

When Sharks Attack: The San Francisco Slayer
Premieres Sunday, July 22, at 8/7c
Just north of San Francisco lies a rugged coastline renowned for its picturesque cliffs and sandy beaches. But in 2004, this wilderness-lovers' dream became a nightmare when the area was stunned by four separate shark attacks over the course of six months. A team of investigators takes a closer look at what could be the cause of these mysterious and terrifying attacks and reveal the Science behind what is driving them towards the CROWDED waters.

When Sharks Attack: Anatomy of a Shark Attack
Premieres Sunday, July 22, at 9/8c
Without a doubt, sharks are the most notorious and feared predators in the ocean. In recent years, the number of shark attacks around the world has risen, and understanding how these predators think and behave is more important than ever. Experts break down stories from shark attack survivors, and the Science behind shark behaviors and attack methods, to reveal how to handle an attack.