Shark Week is to return to the Discovery Channel the broadcaster has confirmed.
The channel’s ‘must see summer event’ returns for another run of episodes this August. Uncharted technology will capture all-new shark images and behaviour, while also drawing attention to these incredible animals and their evolving habitats.
Highlights from across the seven days include Shark Trek, featuring Dr. Greg Skomal, Massachusetts’ senior marine fisheries marine biologist, as he tags Great White sharks off the coast of Cape Cod and attempts to determine their swim patterns once they leave the Massachusetts coast. As patterns point to the southern U.S., Dr. Skomal tries to determine why the Florida coast is the new Great White shark hotspot in the Atlantic.
While Lair of the Mega Shark sees shark experts Jeff Kerr and Andy Casagrande head to New Zealand to investigate the sightings of a 20 foot Great White Shark. The team explore the nocturnal feeding ground of the modern day legend, in the hope of coming face to face with the legendary Great White. In Monster Mako the programme explores Mako sharks which are the fastest of all species of sharks in the world – however little more is known about this particular breed. Scientists fit a Mako shark with cameras in order to unlock and reveal the mysteries of their swift, immediate and unseen world. And a rare sighting is caught on film as a Mako shark breaches the waters during the expedition.
Additional Shark Week 2015 programming will include Spawn of Jaws: The Birth featuring Dr. Michael Domeier as he continues on his quest to unlock one of the greatest shark mysteries: the location of great white pupping grounds. This two year mission follows the journey of a pregnant great white called Gil Rakers as she prepares to give birth; Bride of Jaws which searches for Joan of Shark, the largest female Great White ever tagged and Ninja Sharks which explores six sharks with unique adaptations that have evolved over millions of years making them the most lethal hunters in the sea.
Shark Week 2015 will premiere in the UK from Sunday 2nd August to Saturday 8th August on Discovery Channel; Sky 520 / Virgin 211 / BT TV 322 / TalkTalk 322