Sneak Peek at Shark Week 2020

SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event returns with bigger sharks and breathtaking breaches on Sunday, August 9 and continues through Sunday, August 16. Here's a sneak peek at what to expect.

July 24, 2020
By: Discovery
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TYSON VS. JAWS: RUMBLE ON THE REEF

Legendary boxer and entrepreneur Mike Tyson is taking on a new challenge…and he picked the most unlikely training partner.

TYSON VS. JAWS: RUMBLE ON THE REEF

Iron Mike is going head to head with some of the ocean's top apex predators, including the black tip reef shark. With famed ring announcer Michael Buffer calling the shots, these two heavyweights will square off underwater, where Mike Tyson will try to score a TKO over the massive shark… all in the name of research. And don’t worry, no sharks were harmed (or bitten) in the making of this episode.

AIR JAWS: ULTIMATE BREACH OFF

Three teams of researchers return to one of the last hunting grounds for AIR JAWS. They will use decoys, drones, and underwater cameras to count the number of breaches and collect data on hunting techniques to see if the shark population is rebounding.

TIGER SHARK KING

Just above the Tongue of the Ocean in the Bahamas, an underwater cinematographer captures footage of the reef and the lemon sharks circling him.

ABANDONED WATERS

COVID-19 has changed the world’s behavior and that has presented shark researchers with a once in a lifetime opportunity to study the massive great whites at Australia’s Neptune Islands. With no human interaction for the first time in decades, some of the biggest great white sharks on earth are returning to their natural behaviors…allowing scientists to study them up close and personal in ways that were nearly impossible before.

SHAQATTACK

After surviving a shark encounter in Shaq Does Shark Week, Shaquille O’Neal is back…and now he’s on a mission to determine what shark has the perfect predatory attack.

SHAQATTACK

Shaq is working to uncover the most mind-blowing hunting techniques of this ultimate predator.

SHARKS OF GHOST ISLAND

On the edge of the Bermuda Triangle lies Ghost Island, a place locals have abandoned after multiple shipwrecks and shark attacks. Dr. Craig O'Connell is here with a team of experts determined to discover why this island attracts so many sharks

SHARK LOCKDOWN

In the waters off New Zealand, the largest female great whites are measuring over 20ft long, earning the nickname “the 747s.” With no human interaction during COVID-19, researchers built a self-propelled cage to see how hunting patterns have changed.

NAKED AND AFRAID OF SHARKS 2

On the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, five Naked and Afraid veterans — Matt Wright, Jeff Zausch, Serena and Amber Shine, and Alex Maynard — attempt to survive “Shark Alley”.

WICKED SHARKS

As the number of great white shark encounters on Cape Cod spikes, shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal breaks out cutting-edge tech to capture the white shark’s point-of-view.

MONSTER UNDER THE BRIDGE

Scientists believe that monster sharks make their home under the Old Seven Mile Bridge. Fishermen claim that one of the sharks is a 15-foot-long, half-ton great hammerhead named Big Moe. If this is true, he will be the largest hammerhead on the planet.

JAWS AWAKENS

Shark expert Chris Fallows joins Jeff Kurr and Dickie Chivell explore the waters of New Zealand trying to find a nearly 20-foot long, two-ton shark named Fred.

LAIR OF THE GREAT WHITE

A team of experts must brave the elements and venture into treacherous underwater caves to find out why a population of great whites off the coast of Western Australia is so much more aggressive than others.

GREAT WHITE SERIAL KILLER EXTINCTION

Investigators deploy an otter dummy to get a closer look and witness one of the most spectacular attacks in Shark Week history.

EXTINCT OR ALIVE: LAND OF THE LOST SHARKS

Wildlife biologist and conservationist Forrest Galante dives into some of the most treacherous, shark-infested waters in the southern hemisphere all in an attempt to rediscover three unique sharks lost to science for as long as 100 years.

ALIEN SHARKS: FIRST CONTACT

Mysterious and bizarre alien sharks lurk far beneath the waves in remarkably deep waters where researchers are on a quest to make first contact. Pursuing the elusive frilled shark, sleeper shark and cookie cutter shark bring even more unexpected encounters

AIR JAWS 2020

Shark Week celebrates 20 years of flying sharks by revisiting the most popular and iconic "Air Jaws" moments.

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