The seventh annual ‘Sharkfest’ event has expanded its coverage to boast three weeks of shark programming, launching on July 14 on National Geographic, with the last two weeks of programming on Nat Geo Wild.
Billed as the biggest hour of shark programming, the special titled World’s Biggest Great White? documents the giant great white shark known as Deep Blue as recorded by three experienced divers and photographers off the coast of Oahu. Viewers will see the trio’s connection with the great whites, and learn about the history and science behind rare sightings. It will be simulcast across both networks on July 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Airing on July 14, When Sharks Attack investigates incidences of shark attacks; while Cannibal Sharks features the world’s top shark scientists as they look into the two-foot cookie cutter that rips chunks out of much larger white sharks, to the sand tiger pups that eat each other in the womb.
Nat Geo will air Great Shark Chow Down on July 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, which features top scientists and cinematographers reliving five amazing shark feeding events, and on July 16, Whale that Ate Jaws: Eye Witness Report, which documents the attacks of killer whales on great white sharks, once in San Francisco in 1997, and 20 years later in South Africa.
Man vs. Shark airs on July 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and follows marine biologist Jeremiah Sullivan as he puts on an armored suit to face off against hungry hammerheads and deadly tiger sharks to measure bite force, body strength and ability to chew through the armor’s material.
On July 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Forecast: Shark Attack follows Dr. Greg Skomal and meteorologist Joe Merchant to the Bahamas to test a theory: that shark attacks can be as predictable as the weather. They believe that wind may drive sharks closer to the shore to hunt, which brings the sharks closer to the swimmers.
Shark Movers: Deadly Cargo airs on July 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and follows a team of scientists to test the relocation of Bull Sharks to a coral reef.
More premieres and special encores will continue July 22 to August 2 across Nat Geo Wild.