Premieres Sunday, July 15 at 8 PM ET on Nat Geo Wild
We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Nat Geo WILD’s SharkFest is back this summer with more teeth than ever! Get out of the water and into your living rooms because Nat Geo WILD’s sixth annual SharkFest gives viewers a whole extra week of fin-tastic good shark TV. We’ve got the latest insights from the top shark researchers, a comprehensive look at the many shark species in all their glory and two weeks of our top shark shows.
This year’s event offers groundbreaking new behaviors caught on camera in new special 700 Sharks, expert insights on why the world’s most massive shark species congregate in one region called shark central off the coast of South Africa in Big Sharks Rule, a breakdown of why sharks are the apex oceanic predator in Shark v. Tuna and scientific analyses of shark attacks and why they occasionally mistake humans for prey in When Sharks Attack.
SIXTH ANNUAL SHARKFEST PROGRAMMING PREMIERES INCLUDE:
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.