Nat Geo WILD’s SharkFest Takes the First Bite,
We are going to need a bigger boat. Nat Geo WILD’s SharkFest is back with more teeth than ever! Get out of the water and into your living rooms because Nat Geo WILD’s sixth annual SharkFest gives viewers a whole week of fin-tastic good shark TV. We have got the latest insights from the top shark researchers, a comprehensive look at the many shark species in all their glory and a week of our top shark shows.
Nat Geo WILD’s supersized sixth annual SharkFest, premieres 16 July 2018.
This year’s SharkFest is the No. 1 destination for factual shark shows, with new behaviours caught on camera in premiere special 700 Sharks, expert insights on why the world’s most massive shark species congregate in one region called “shark central” off the coast of South Africa in Big Sharks Rule, a breakdown of why sharks are the apex oceanic predator in Shark v. Tuna and scientific analyses of shark attacks and why they occasionally mistake humans for prey in When Sharks Attack.
This annual Sharkfest include:
Witness a clash of oceanic titans in the remote crystal-blue battlefields of Ascension Island. Yellowfin tuna and mako and tiger sharks are all apex predators, but to these sharks, yellowfin tuna are the ultimate prize. The tuna are often faster, fitter and bigger than the sharks, reaching well over 113 kilograms. Any shark hunting these beasts needs brute strength and a little bit of luck to capture one. But when a third player enters the game, the scales tip. Who will win?
Big Sharks Rule (18 July at 18h00)
It is an ocean of giants. South Africa has a dramatic, rocky coast that is raked by churning currents. Warm, cold, rich and murky water collide to create “shark central”, with enough food to sustain the biggest. Giant sharks like great whites, tiger sharks, bull sharks, ragged tooth sharks, and whale sharks all reign supreme in these waters.
Imagine diving into the ocean only to discover that you are surrounded by one of the largest shark frenzies on the planet. Well, that is exactly what these researchers did in the name of science. In Polynesia, the largest school of sharks — about 700 — patrols the waters en masse. Follow an international team of scientists as they study these magnificent creatures at night, when they are most aggressive, to discover their mysterious hunting strategies and social behaviours. The result: incredible new behaviours never seen before, or caught on camera.
When Sharks Attack: Anatomy of a Shark Attack
(6 episodes: 16 July at 19h00, 17 July at 19h00, 18 July at 19h00, 19 July at 18h00 & 19h00, 20 July at 18h00)
Without a doubt, sharks are the most notorious and feared predators in the ocean. In recent years, the number of shark attacks around the world has risen, and understanding how these predators think and behave is more important than ever. Experts break down stories from shark attack survivors, and the science behind shark behaviours and attack methods, to reveal how to handle an attack.
Nat Geo WILD’s SharkFest aims to raise awareness about these incredible animals that depend on a healthy planet in order to survive. As part of its overall effort to protect Earth, National Geographic recently launched Planet or Plastic? a multiyear initiative to reduce the amount of single-use plastic polluting our world’s oceans. Doing so not only will benefit the thousands to potentially millions of marine animals that become entangled in, are suffocated by or ingest plastic each year, but will also contribute to the overall health of the planet’s marine ecosystems and all who rely on them.
Sharkfest Line Up
Shark Vs Tuna – 16 July @ 18h00.
700 Sharks – 17 July @ 18h00.
Big Sharks Rule – 18 July @ 18h00
When Sharks Attack 4
16 July @ 19h00.
17 July @ 19h00
18 July @ 19h00
19 July @ 18h00 & 19h00
20 July @ 18h00S