Take a Bite Out of Summer! Discovery Channel's 15th Annual SHARK WEEK Returns Aug. 1-6. New technology captures the strength and behaviours of these apex predators like never before.
Shark Week 2010: The Schedule
Off the coast of South Africa, massive one-ton great white sharks blast from the water at 40kph, with almost no warning, to pull a sneak attack on the seals that congregate there. The deadly assault is over in an instant - and if you blinked, you missed it. Now - using the latest state-of-the-art super slow motion technology - see the devastating aerial attack in an entirely new way. ULTIMATE AIR JAWS slows down the footage of a breaching shark from one second in real time to almost a full minute of slow motion replay. In one of the summer's most anticipated summer traditions, ULTIMATE AIR JAWS kicks off Discovery Channel's 15th Annual SHARK WEEK airing Sunday August 1 to Friday, August 6 (please see below for titles, dates and times).
Also in this year's SHARK WEEK, find out how shark attacks can happen, and what you can learn to do so that neither you nor the shark gets hurt; learn valuable lessons from six people who survived shark attacks, and hear why they don't blame the sharks; discover what happened in 2008 when fear gripped beaches along the coast of California and Mexico in the wake of several horrific shark attacks and search for clues that might explain why sharks mistook four people for prey that fateful month; and dive into some of the most jaw-dropping moments from past SHARK WEEK specials to learn amazing shark feats, shark facts and shark science.
The SHARK WEEK 2010 Program Highlights are:
ULTIMATE AIR JAWS
Sun., Aug. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
(Encore Presentation: Thurs., Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. PT)Off the coast of South Africa, massive great white sharks blast from the water, pulling a sneak attack on their seal prey. Shark expert Chris Fallows and filmmaker Jeff Kurr arrive on the scene to investigate the aerial attacks using state-of-the-art technology including an HD camera that shoots in super slow motion - 2,000 frames per second. This enables the team to slow down a breaching shark from one second of real time to almost a minute - and in so much detail you can literally count every tooth in the shark's mouth! Fallows and Kurr also employ a submarine and remotely-operated helicopter to capture this incredible footage.
INTO THE SHARK BITE
Sun., Aug. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
(Encore Presentation: Thurs., Aug. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT)
Go where humans don't dare to in INTO THE SHARK BITE. Watch the power of a shark bite filmed with the latest high-speed, high-definition cameras from extraordinary angles - ending up literally inside the jaws of sharks.
MAN VS. FISH: "Mako Shark"
Mon., Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Matt Watson confronts the most spectacular and unpredictable of all sharks - the Mako shark. This gripping special follows Watson as he succeeds in tagging a Mako from a sinking rubber raft - and narrowly escapes a near-lethal attack.
DAY OF THE SHARK 3
Tues., Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Learn valuable lessons from six people who survived shark attacks in the return of DAY OF THE SHARK - and find out why they don't blame the sharks. Hear from a Navy Seal who was attacked by a bull shark in the murky waters of the Sydney Harbor while participating in an anti-terrorism exercise; a fisherman attacked by a pair of bull sharks while standing in the shallow waters of Breton Sound in Louisiana; a surfer in Jongensfontein, South Africa, who was attacked by a great white shark; a vacationer snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia who was attacked by a reef shark; and a surfer attacked by a tiger shark in Oahu, Hawaii.
SHARK BITE BEACH
Wed., Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
In 2008, fear gripped beaches along the coast of California and Mexico in the wake of multiple horrific shark attacks. SHARK BITE BEACH returns to the site of the attacks to recreate the dramatic stories of survival and search for clues that might explain why sharks mistook humans for prey that fateful summer.
Fri., Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
The BEST BITES host takes viewers on a dive through some of the most jaw-dropping moments from past SHARK WEEK specials. With the help of some Discovery's most daring shark experts, learn amazing shark feats, shark facts and shark science while busting some myths and highlighting some of the dirtiest jobs in the ocean.