It's that time of year again. The time of year where I move to the couch for a whole week. That's right, Shark Week is here! I am a huge huge fan of Shark Week. When I imagine myself as a mermaid I see myself with shark for sidekick, ( instead of flounder!)
The Discovery Channel's Shark Week, first aired on July 27, 1987. For more on the history of Shark Week check out this page! ;)
How are you celebrating Shark Week this year? From Sunday, August 1, to Wednesday, August 6, join Discovery Channel for a "Happy Shark Week" celebration featuring six brand-new jaw-dropping shark specials.
The Schedule of new shows:
Ultimate Air Jaws (Sunday, Aug 1 at 9 p.m. ET) - Ultimate Air Jaws continues the research of South African shark expert Christ Fallows. In other Shark Week productions (Air Jaws, Air Jaws 2: Even Higher) Chris Fallows uses high tech cameras to capture Great White sharks breaching (jumping out of the water) to kill seals. Ultimate Air Jaws will feature much of the same, returning to the Ring of Death to capture breaching white sharks in full HD slow motion. This episode is truly one to get excited for.
Into the Shark Bite (Sunday, Aug 1 at 10 p.m. ET) - Into the Shark Bite explores the destructive power and primal fear of a shark bite. Much like a past episode of Shark Week entitled Anatomy of A Shark Bite, Into the Shark Bite will most likely feature bite tests with actual sharks as well as tests in a lab. More over Into the Shark Bite promises an up close look at the jaws of these powerful animals.
Man Vs Fish: Mako Shark (Monday, Aug 2 at 8 p.m. ET) - Man Vs Fish chronicles fisherman Matt Watson as he takes on some of the toughest and hard hitting fish in the world. In the episode airing on Shark Week Watson will take on the Mako shark, cousin to the Great White and the fastest shark in the sea. Mako sharks might not be the most infamous or well known but they are truly a fish to be feared and have a reputation for attacking humans.
Day of the Shark 3 (Tuesday, Aug 3 at 8 p.m. ET) - The Day of the Shark episodes take a look at specific examples of shark attacks. In some cases the show examines the cause of the attacks and also looks at the lasting effect that these attacks have on the victims and their families. In Day of the Shark 3, viewers will hear stories from a Navy Seal, two surfers, a fisherman and a recreational bather.
Shark Bite Beach (Wednesday, Aug 4 at 8 p.m. ET) - In 2008 there were multiple shark attacks off the coasts of California and Mexico, Shark Bite Beach goes back to the sites of these attacks and tries to find evidence for why they occurred.
Best Bite (Friday, Aug 6 at 8 p.m. ET) - Best Bite will be, more or less, a clip show exploring some of the great moments from Shark Week's past. This special will help put into perspective what Shark Week is all about, the investigation and preservation of a mysterious animal who owns our fear and intrigue.