UPDATED: Discovery Channel wades in with the Great Whites; read more here on TVRuckus!
SHARK WEEK is bringing new programming along with proven Shark N’ Awe hits to Discovery Channel this week, and tonight viewers can get ready for the coming “Shallow Water Invasion,” swimming into primetime with a lineup of premieres after a day of fan-favorite encores.
It’s going to be a chummy night on Discovery Channel; check it out!
SHALLOW WATER INVASION: Airing Monday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Using a self-propelled shark cage called “The Explorer”, marine biologists Mauricio Hoyos and Grant Johnson will investigate a recent discovery at Guadalupe Island – great whites moving into shallow waters at night. This movement shows that sharks entering shallow water are normal behavior – which would account for some of the shark encounters happening with greater frequency in the shallows along coastlines.
And, the night certainly does not end there! Following “Shallow Water Invasion,” there is much more Shark N’ Awe to follow:
JAWS OF THE DEEP: Airing Monday, June 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Marine biologist Greg Skomal and the REMUS SharkCam team return to Guadalupe to find the world’s largest great white shark, Deep Blue. This time, they deploy two robot subs: one that dives to 300 feet, and another that goes to 2000. Together, they build a profile of how the great white uses the entire water column. The team uncovers hunting techniques and strategies great whites use to ambush their prey – and film a great white’s attack on the sub!
SHARKS AMONG US: Airing Monday, June 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Shark encounters are increasing around the globe. The solutions to deal with the public’s growing anxiety range from culling to using nets and drumlins – all of which kill sharks. Dr. Craig O’Connell believes he has developed a system that will prove once and for all that sharks and people can peacefully coexist – and live!
And, of course, don’t forget: “Shark After Dark” airs tonight at 11 p.m ET/PT, hosted by award-winning film director, producer, writer and actor Eli Roth (“Inglourious Basterds, “The Green Inferno,” and “Knock Knock”, amongst other projects), who is returning as host of SHARK WEEK’s hit late-night talk show for a second year in a row. Tonight, Chelsea Handler joins Roth and shark expert Dickie Chivell to debunk viral shark videos, share their diving experiences and discuss how far they’re willing to go in the ocean.
Stay tuned as the 28th anniversary of Discovery Channel’s SHARK WEEK swims on–and take a peek at this little shallow-water nugget of shark info from Discovery Channel:
Read more about Discovery Channel’s annual SHARK WEEK here on TVRuckus!
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