As July begins, SHARK WEEK keeps swimming, tonight heading into Discovery Channel primetime with “Shark Bait” and “Blue Serengeti.”
SHARK BAIT: Friday, July 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
There’s been a war going on between seal and great whites for millions of years. Now there’s a new battleground on the map called Cape Cod. It’s different in every way from the usual rocky islands where sharks and seals usually face off in other parts of the world. The great whites have had to learn new ways to hunt seals here. Dr. Greg Skomal and his team wonder, what are the sharks doing here, how do they get here, and how do more sharks learn of Cape Cod’s bounty of seals? And more importantly: if the number of seals and sharks continue to increase at the present rate, what’s the future?
BLUE SERENGETI: Friday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Famed marine biologist and shark expert Barbara Block has been studying the white sharks off of California for more than 27 years. Now, with breakthrough camera technology and tracking technology, she’s giving scientists and viewers a portrait of a formerly unseen domain. She calls it the Blue Serengeti–it’s a vast, rich, and hidden world, now more visible thanks to new camera tags deployed on both predator and prey.
And, as the 28th anniversary of SHARK WEEK winds down this weekend, fans can wrap up the week with “Sharksanity” on Saturday night and “The Killing Games” on Sunday.
SHARKSANITY: Airing Saturday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
We scour the seas to bring you the greatest moments from SHARK WEEK 2016! Only the closest calls, biggest bites, and greatest gadgets made the cut! Then, we’re revealing your top picks for the best of SHARK WEEK history.
THE KILLING GAMES: Airing Sunday, July 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Dr. Jonathan Werry and shark cinematographer Andy Casagrande travel to a special location in South Australia to research a new great white hunting strategy, where they no longer wait for seals to enter the ocean–they come out of the water and snatch them from the shore! But is this unique to Australia? It isn’t; sharks are smarter than we thought and can learn new things when there’s food involved.
Stay tuned to Discovery Channel all weekend for the super-informative, as well as exciting, finale to SHARK WEEK 2016! And, check out this 360-degree immersive experience, featuring shark cinematographer Andy Casagrande:
Image: Courtesy of Discovery Channel, Used with Permission. Photo: Shark Cinematographer Andy Casagrande.