It’s a really good time to be a fan of shark programming.
Thanks to National Geographic SharkFest And Discovery Shark Week, There are hours of programming in July. SharkFest will already start on Monday, July 5th, with 21 hours of new premiere, 60 hours of enhanced content and a treasure trove of archived footage running for 6 weeks. In addition to broadcasting on National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, and Nat Geo Mundo, some series and specials will be available on Disney XD and Disney +.
Meanwhile, the long-running Shark Week will take over the week of July 11th with 45 hours of programming. Until then, Discovery and discovery + celebrate sharks for a month at the Shark Film Festival, which includes sharks. Sharknado series, Mega Shark vs. Octopus, Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, Attack by two sharks,and Attack of 3 sharks.. plus, Jaws It will air on Disney on Saturday, July 10th, 8 / 7c.
Scroll down to find some specials you want to keep on your radar. At this summer’s Olympics, I couldn’t resist including the gold medalist specials.
Shark Fest’s new special
For years, sharks have been considered lonely predators, but scientists have recently discovered amazing new behaviors. This special reveals how this apex predator likes to hang out in the gang. So what’s behind this behavior? Do sharks enjoy social life, or are they working together to become more effective hunters? (Wednesday, July 7, 10 / 9c, National Geographic)
Shark attack file
This action-packed series is a survey of strange and fascinating shark behavior. Featuring footage of actual attacks, interactions, and behaviors captured by both experts and observers, the viewer remains seated at the edge of the seat with each twist. Scientific experts and researchers dig deeper into the mysteries of these unexplained behaviors and reach amazing revelations that connect these anomalous events. (Monday, July 12, 9 / 8c, National Geographic)
Orca vs. killer whale
The mystery of killer whales attacking the liver of great white sharks confuses scientists. This anomalous predatory behavior has been witnessed in three regions: California, South Africa and Australia. But the most shocking result is the disappearance of other sharks after the event. How do they communicate with their relatives and get out of avoidance when killer whales come in? (Thursday, July 15th, 10 / 9c, National Geographic)
The secret of the bull shark
The secret of the bull shark unravels the mystery of these dangerous giants. How they move and how they hunt. (Wednesday, July 7th, 4 / 3c, Thursday, July 8th, 2a / 1c, Monday, July 12th, 3 / 2c, Tuesday, July 13th, 4a / 3c, National Geographic)
Dr. Michael Heighthaus, a world-renowned shark scientist, is on a mission to uncover the mysterious connection between sharks and volcanoes. (Friday, July 9th, 2 / 1c, Saturday, July 10th, 4a / 3c, Wednesday, July 14th, 1 / 12c, Thursday, July 15th, 4a / 3c, National Geographic)
The world’s largest tiger shark?
Marine biologist Kori Garza and Emmy Award-winning underwater cinematographer Andy Casagrande capture the hunting tactics between two tiger sharks. (Sunday, July 11th, 9:30 a / 8: 30c, National Geographic)
Shark Week New Special
Cricky!It’s Shark Week
Robert Irwin meets great white sharks for the first time with shark conservation activists Paul de Gerder and Madison Stewart. Following in the footsteps of his father, he gets as close as possible to these incredible creatures and decides which apex predator is the most reigning – Crocs or Great White Shark? (Sunday, July 11th, 8 / 7c, Discovery)
Mark Rober and Noah Schnapp Stranger Things Teaming up for Shark Week’s ultimate adventure … Exploring abandoned undersea ruins and artificial reefs, looking for the strangest sharks in the ocean. (Monday, July 12, discovery +)
We’ve all seen movies, sharks jumping into boats, swirling in tornadoes, and endangering lives to attack humans. Can these shark feasts occur? Ian Ziering and Tara Reid pick up the chainsaw again. This time, Dr. See if a real Sharknado can happen with the help of Tristan Guttridge. (Wednesday, July 14th, 9 / 8c, Discovery)
Shark Week Classic
Guy Fieri’s feeding frenzy
Shark Week collaborates with Gaifieri and his son Hunter in the Bahamas to experience local cuisine and why the waters around these islands are the ideal all-you-can-eat buffet for such a wide variety of shark species. Explore and understand. (Sunday, July 11th, 2 / 1c, Discovery)
Phelps vs Sharks: Great Gold vs Great White
Shark, the fastest and most efficient predator in the world. Michael Phelps, the biggest champion ever in the water. Shark Week first brings a very monumental event, no one has ever tried it. Phelps vs Sharks — The race has begun! (Sunday, July 11th, 3 / 2c and Wednesday, July 14th, 2 / 1c, Discovery)
Gregory Scomal and Joe Romiero are returning to Shark Week to study the annual phenomenon that brings 30 species of sharks to the waters of southern New England. Focusing on macos, great white sharks, and porbeagle sharks, these sharks can swim, think, and compete more than any other shark. (Friday, July 16th, 10a / 9c, Discovery)