Shark Week

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Wednesday 7 December, 7.30pm

This documentary is a recreation of the world-famous attacks along the coast of Durbin, South Africa, during the summer of 1957/1958, called “Black December”. The authorities suspected the culprit is a single, massive rogue shark with a taste for human flesh.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Tuesday 6 December, 7.30pm

Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin of Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival dive in to investigate why no two species of shark attack in the same manner. Through a series of groundbreaking tests and the use of innovative high-tech camera technologies, they’ll examine the shark’s unique savagery and specialised methods of killing, revealing exactly why they’re so deadly.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Monday 5 December, 7.30pm

By analysing some of the most notorious shark attacks from the last century, and consulting world-leading experts on shark biology, this special unravels the truth behind rogue theory which claims that certain sharks turn to humans for their food source.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Sunday 4 December, 8.30pm

Great Whites are back in the very same waters Jaws was made over 35 years ago. This revelatory special provides a compelling insight into the lives of the elusive Atlantic Great White and explores why they have returned and where they’re going.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – From Sunday 4 December, 7.30pm

Television’s most highly anticipated programming event and the ultimate fin-filled week returns to bring viewers more amazing shark scientific feats and facts with six all-new shark specials. After more than 15 years in New Zealand, SHARK WEEK is the longest running programming special in subscription television history. This year, great whites are the stars, along with Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen who returns for the second year running as our SHARK WEEK host. From one big game to another, the League legend turned fishing expert is back introducing each one hour special with “shark bites” of information that viewers can really sink their teeth into.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Sunday 4 December, 7.30pm

This special focuses on the sudden, dramatic spike in shark attacks in the summer of 2008/2009, which closed beaches across Australia and forced scientists to scramble for answers.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Saturday 26 December, from 11.30am

What better way to see in the your Summer holiday with a chance to revisit Shark Week in one day with a Shark Week Marathon on Boxing Day on Discovery Channel. The line up starts from 11.30am and includes Man VS Fish with New Zealander Matt Watson and the following:

11.30am: Man VS Fish with Matt Watson

12.30pm: Blood In The Water

2.30pm: Sharkbite Summer

3.30pm: Deadly Waters

4.30pm: Shark Attack File

5.30pm: Day Of The Shark

6.30pm: Shark After Dark

Shark Week – 10th Anniversary: Perfect Predators

Discovery Channel – Sunday 27 January, 7.30pm

Even before man, sharks have survived by becoming efficient and skilled predators. Over many centuries, different species have developed highly refined instincts and abilities. But what separates special creatures such as the Tiger, Hammerhead, Bull and the Great White from the nearly 400 other shark species; how did they develop their sophisticated abilities to hunt their prey so well? This two hour special tracks and observes them around the globe. The program ranks a number of shark species according to their skills, level of development and status as the ocean’s ultimate hunters. Examine the science behind these sharks’ special abilities and the fascinating links to undersea communication and submarine warfare.

Shark Week – 10th Anniversary: Sharkman

Discovery Channel – Saturday 26 January, 7.30pm

A man claims he can communicate with the world’s wildest predator – the Great White. Michael Rutzman wants to put his knowledge of sharks to the ultimate test with an extraordinary experiment: placing a Great White into a trance-like immobile state and then placing a large syringe into its lateral line to retrieve a blood sample. All of this is done while free-diving in the open sea. Mark believes Great Whites are not the mindless killers we make them out to be. He feels they are smart and sensitive and he can communicate with them in a profoundly new way.

Shark Week – 10th Anniversary: Shark Tribe

Discovery Channel – Friday 25 January, 8.30pm

Rogue Nature’s Dave Salmoni and shark scientist Ryan Johnson journey to the shores of New Guinea to unravel the mysterious secrets of shark whisperers who “call” in sharks without bait, then catch them by hand. As Dave and Ryan immerse themselves in this extraordinary ancient ritual they try to understand the secrets of the shark callers. Shark Tribe is an immersive journey to one of the most remote places on earth to take part in the action-packed, adrenalin-charged ancient ritual.