ICYMI: Shark Week Returns Sunday | Gulfport, FL Patch

With over 13 shark species filmed across the globe in the latest 4K and high-speed camera technology, Shark Planet, a BBC co-production, reveals the global world of the shark rarely seen before with the most up to date technology.


Discovery’s success with Shark Week has other cable channels ready to take a bite out of the topic. The annual event begins today (the earliest ever) and runs through July 12. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at

And Discovery will unveil SnapChat stories featuring mascot character Chompie Jr. and his adventures, and live-stream Meerkat events, including a live shark feeding at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Md. I’ve only been wading in the ocean a handful of times and scuba diving in the Gulf of Thailand once.

Shark attacks do happen; it is a reality. But you can infinitely improve those odds by staying out of the ocean.

10 p.m. – Tiburones – Sharks of Cuba: A shark expedition in Cuba brings together American and Cuban scientists in search of a great white shark population in an area of the world untouched by man for decades.

More notable Shark Week footage: epaulette sharks on Australia’s Great Barrier reef using their fins as makeshift legs to return to the ocean from the rocky shore (“Shark Planet”, 9 p.m. Thursday, July 9) and footage of Mako sharks breaching out of the water in ambush attacks (“Monster Mako“, 10 p.m. Sunday, July 5).

This photo provided by Discovery Channel shows a Great Hammerhead, one of the largest sharks in the world, during an episode of “Shark Week“.

Airing on five consecutive nights July 5-9, this talk show hosted by filmmaker and actor Eli Roth will feature celebrities and shark experts discussing the programming of the day and what’s ahead.

“Return of the Great White Serial Killer” – Shark expert Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillian will try to uncover the reasons behind the shark attacks in Surf Beach, California, which took place in the same month both in 2010 and 2012.

In this third installment of a fan favorite, experts will explore the deep sea for unique species of shark that glow in the dark.

Shark Trek: Dr. Greg Skomal, Massachusetts’ senior marine fisheries marine biologist, tries to determine why the Florida coast is the new great white shark hot spot in the Atlantic. “This year, we’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at science and research developments and technology created to help humans and sharks peacefully coexist”.

“I come from the “Jaws” generation”, says Howard Swartz, Discovery’s vice president for documentaries and specials, overseeing his first big summer splash. The Sevengill shark remains somewhat of a mystery and a team of shark experts are on a mission to find out how they hunt and more importantly how to better understand their behaviors and prevent shark attacks. There is also a Daily Shark Feed with breaking news about sharks and their habitats, among other elements and features.

Highlighting the most toothsome bites in Shark Week videolog, this show asks viewers to rank their favorite viral shark clips.


Shark Island- Sunday, July 12 at 8/7c. By the way, it’s believed the teens who lost arms in North Carolina were attacked by a single bull shark. Is the same shark responsible for the previous attacks?

The 2015 season of'Shark Week will premiere on Sunday July 5 at 8 p.m. EDT on Discovery Channel