This Sharkfest, National Geographic Wild will feature 20 brand new premieres of 1-hour documentaries and series including the following 10 exciting shows:
Saturday, 10 July at 18:00 Rogue Shark? In October 2018, a small patch of water in the remote Whitsunday islands off Australia was rocked by a series of shark attacks. What was bringing humans and sharks into dangerous contact?
Sunday 11 July at 18:00 Sand Eating Shark: In Fernando do Noronha off the coast of Brazil, lemon sharks have mastered the art of catching sardines in the surf zone...with a little help from some unexpected friends.
Saturday, 17 July at 18:00 Shark Attack-Tics: Sharks come in 500 different shapes and sizes, all hunters in their own right. See Wobbegong sharks go tail-fishing, Epaulet sharks walk on land, Tiger sharks chew through metal and Reef Tips that prowl in packs.
Sunday, 18 July at 18:00 Shark Gangs: Sharks are mostly seen as solitary hunters outside the “feeding frenzy”. But scientists have recently discovered a surprising new behaviour that shows how this apex predator likes to hang out in gangs.
Sunday, 18 July at 18:45 50 Shades of Sharks: This documentary uncovers seldom seen or explored aspects of sharks’ lives, revealing their fragile, delicate, ingenious, collaborative and even clumsy sides.
Saturday 24 July at 18:00 World's Most Dangerous Shark? The Oceanic Whitetip has attacked and eaten nearly 2,000 humans – more than the Great White, Tiger and Bull sharks combined. But is there an even deadlier manhunter out there?
Sunday, 25 July at 18:00 World's Biggest Bullshark: Marine Ecologist Dr. Neil Hammerschlag teams up with former Royal Marine Commando James Glancy and Evolutionary Biologist, Dr. Toby Daly-Engel to uncover how the recently caught female shark nicknamed Big Bull grew to be so huge.
Sunday, 25 July at 18:45 The Sharks of Hawaii: cinematographer Paul Atkins explores the remote reefs of the Hawaiian archipelago, to the world-famous beaches of Waikiki in search of the Hawaiian islands' 40 species of sharks, to reveal some curious behaviour seen nowhere else on Earth.
Saturday, 31 July at 18:00 Shark Attack: The Paige Winter Story: Paige Winter was only 17 years old when she lost a leg and portion of her hand to a shark. Experts try to determine what kind of shark was responsible, while Paige advocates for shark conservation even as she works to overcome her fears.
Saturday, 31 July at 18:45 The Croc That Ate Jaws: Shark and croc experts Dr. Mike Heithaus and Dr. James Nifong analyse new evidence of clashes between sharks and crocs at sea.
Watch Saturdays-Sundays from Saturday, 3 July on National Geographic Wild (DStv channel 182) at 18:00
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