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July 25, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Anne Lampru - Animal Alternatives

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producerr - Darian Sims

Consultant Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests -Carol Kaufmann author of "97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 7/25/20 at 5pm ET to discuss & give away her new book

Dr. Mike Heithaus, Marine Ecologist, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 7/25/20 at 630pm ET to discuss this year's Sharkfest and his role in Sharkcano and Raging Bull Shark

 

*UPDATE: NEW PREMIERE DATE*

SHARKFEST PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 19

 

THE CHAMPS ARE BACK, AND THEY’RE READY TO CHOMP!

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AND NAT GEO WILD’S SHARKFEST 2020 KICKS OFF SUNDAY, JULY 19, WITH ITS BIGGEST LINEUP EVER

SUMMER’S FAN-FAVORITE EVENT TEES UP 17 ORIGINAL SPECIALS ACROSS BOTH NETWORKS FOR AN EPIC, FIVE-WEEK

SHARKFEST MARATHON

The Hunt Is On for the Rookie of the Year, the Tiger Shark, in

WORLD’S BIGGEST TIGER SHARK?

Catch the Hall of Famer, the Bull Shark, and Other Sea Creatures in

SHARKS VS. DOLPHINS: BLOOD BATTLE

The G.O.A.T., the Great White Shark, Returns with the New One-hour Special

SHARKCANO

SHARKFEST Full Season Schedule Announced

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 23) The Olympics may be on hold, but National Geographic is this summer’s ultimate pinch hitter with the season’s other fan-favorite pastime — SHARKFEST! Spotlighting the ocean’s top athletes, National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD together are airing five full weeks of action-packed shark programming with 17 original premieres and the best shark programming from the networks’ massive library as part of its biggest-ever shark spectacular. Showcasing the ocean’s greatest competitors in their natural habitat, the eighth annual event begins Sunday, July 19, on National Geographic, followed by two weeks of content on Nat Geo WILD, beginning Sunday, August 9.

As the network’s summer MVP, SHARKFEST always dominates its opponents with informative, innovative shows highlighting shark research and conservation. But each summer, it also hits a grand slam with entertaining, heart-pounding content that makes a weeklong event look like a minnow. This season’s starting lineup for SHARKFEST on Nat Geo includes the following:

  • World’s Biggest Tiger Shark? — Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Andy Casagrande and marine biologist Kori Garza journey to a remote lagoon in French Polynesia to dive with the “tigers of Tahiti” in search of the world’s largest living tiger shark, Kamakai. While there, they capture cooperative hunting tactics between two juvenile tiger sharks for the first time ever on film! Click here for a bite of the action.
  • Most Wanted Sharks — Of the millions of sharks in our oceans, a select few are so fascinating, they’ve become worldwide celebrities with legions of fans and followers. In Most Wanted Sharks, marine biologist and shark-suit inventor Jeremiah Sullivan dives into the stories of the most sensational shark stars of all time.
  • Sharkcano — Sharks and volcanoes, across the globe: where you find one, you find the other. Researchers have not figured out what attracts sharks to the hotspots, but world-renowned shark scientist Michael Heithaus is on a mission to figure out the answer. He crisscrosses the globe and risks life and limb to uncover the shocking real-life link between these two fearsome forces of nature.

 

  • Sharks vs. Dolphins: Blood Battle — The ultimate feud is waged beneath the waves: sharks versus dolphins. They’ve shared the ocean for millennia, but scientists have only just begun to understand the complex relationship between the two. The special follows a team of experts as they travel to the epicenter of this savage struggle — Shark Bay, Australia — to unlock the secrets of shark and dolphin combat.
  • Shark vs. Surfer — Surfers aren’t the only athletes in the water; they share the playing field with the most powerful players below surface, and often, they’re no match for the real danger among the waves. In Shark vs. Surfer, travel to the most shark-infested surf spots around the world to hear harrowing shark-and-surfer stories told by the survivors, along with insight from the world’s leading marine biologists, Ryan Johnson and Stephen Kajiura.

“For the past eight years, Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD have been THE destination for viewers to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most awe-inspiring creatures, and this summer we’re eating up the competition AGAIN with an unprecedented line-up of action-packed shark shows” said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president of global unscripted entertainment at National Geographic. “Over five full weeks, our viewers will get the ultimate home field advantage to witness the ocean’s super stars in their prime, so pull up your beach chairs and get ready for some SHARKFEST!”

Over the course of five weeks, Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD continue to hit it out of the park with a variety of other jaw-dropping SHARKFEST originals and specials to catch the viewer’s eye, including Raging Bull Shark, currently vying for the title of the world’s most dangerous shark; and When Sharks Attack, a SHARKFEST stalwart that decodes the mystery of why sharks suddenly strike. In Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle, a marine biologist tracks an elusive tiger shark to uncover Mother Nature’s most mysterious hotspot, and experience the intensity of a sea-life standoff in Shark vs. Whale.

 

The marathon of programming also underscores the best of the networks’ wide shark library content — which includes hundreds of hours of programming — with titles airing throughout the five weeks, beginning at 6/5c every evening.

SHARKFEST’S full summer season original programming lineup is below. Dates are subject to change.

World’s Biggest Tiger Shark?

National Geographic — Premieres Sunday, July 19, at 8/7c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Tuesday, August 11, at 9/8c

Marine biologist Kori Garza and Emmy Award-winning underwater cinematographer Andy Casagrande journey to French Polynesia to track Kamakai, one of the largest tiger sharks on record. Their search takes them to a remote lagoon where, instead of Kamakai, they find what appears to be a discovery for shark science. Capturing the behavior on film for the first time, Garza and Casagrande witness a population of juvenile tiger sharks exhibiting cooperative hunting tactics.

When Sharks Attack

National Geographic — Six-episode Season Premieres Monday, July 20, at 9/8c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore presentations throughout the five weeks

For families on beaches across the world, a split second is all it takes to turn a dream vacation into a nightmare. Sudden shark attacks frequently occur, and the motive behind the bite often puzzles locals and scientists alike. When Sharks Attack investigates these incidences to shed light on why and where shark encounters take place with the hope that if we understand the behavior, we might be able to limit the number of attacks.

 

Sharks vs. Dolphins: Blood Battle

National Geographic — Premieres Monday, July 20, at 10/9c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Sunday, August 9, at 7/6c

There’s a war being waged beneath the waves: sharks versus dolphins. These marine animals shared the ocean for millennia, but scientists have only just begun to understand the complex relationship between sharks and dolphins. Sharks vs. Dolphins: Blood Battle follows a team of experts as they travel to the epicenter of this savage struggle — Shark Bay, Australia — to unlock the secrets of shark and dolphin combat. New research allows for a fresh understanding of sharks, and cutting-edge technology provides a window into this seldom-seen conflict below the water’s surface.

 

Sharkcano

National Geographic — Premieres Tuesday, July 21, at 10/9c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Wednesday, August 12, at 7/6c

World-renowned shark scientist Dr. Michael Heithaus is on a mission to reveal the mysterious connection between sharks and volcanoes. Throughout the world, sharks seem to be attracted to the hotspots, a puzzle that seems straight out of sci-fi and is baffling scientists. Dr. Heithaus crisscrosses the globe and risks life and limb to uncover the shocking, real-life link between two fearsome forces of nature.

 

Secrets of the Bull Shark

National Geographic — Premieres Wednesday, July 22, at 10/9c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Wednesday, August 12, at 9/8c

Many experts consider bull sharks to be the most dangerous species of shark, yet we actually know very little about these top predators. Secrets of the Bull Shark unravels the mystery of these giants: how they migrate and how they hunt. Marine biologist Dr. Ryan Daly and a team of scientists utilize cutting-edge technology to reveal the movements and behavior of the bull sharks with the hope of better understanding why they venture farther into our backyards. With unprecedented detail, the scientists track their development from tiny hunters into intelligent, ferocious predators.

 

Most Wanted Sharks

National Geographic — Premieres Thursday, July 23, at 10/9c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Tuesday, August 11, at 7/6c

Of the millions of sharks in our oceans, a select few are so fascinating, they’ve become worldwide celebrities with legions of fans and followers. In Most Wanted Sharks, marine biologist and shark-suit inventor Jeremiah Sullivan dives into the stories of the most sensational shark stars of all time. Come face-to-face with a shark so large, it’s been known to eat fellow great whites for dinner. And get up close to one that can jump 100 feet out of the water.

 

50 Shades of Sharks

National Geographic — Premieres Friday, July 24, at 10/9c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Sunday, August 9, at 10/9c

Sharks have long been considered calculating and vicious apex predators of the ocean, but new research allows for a glimpse of some of their most intimate and seldom-seen behaviors. 50 Shades of Sharks reveals facets of sharks that are rarely chronicled; they’re fragile, delicate, ingenious, collaborative and even clumsy. This full immersion into their private lives shows them hunting, resting, cleaning and reproducing; these revelations might forever change the way we look at sharks.

 

Raging Bull Shark

National Geographic — Premieres Sunday, July 26, at 8/7c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Thursday, August 13, at 7/6c

Bull sharks are entering the ring and going head to head with the more fearsome, storied great white and tiger sharks to prove they’re the new champion of the chomp. As climates warm the world’s waters, the notoriously aggressive bull shark’s territory is spreading, leading to an uptick in attacks. Following a team of experts, Raging Bull Shark chronicles why the deceptively unremarkable species just might become the world’s most dangerous shark.

Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle

National Geographic — Premieres Monday, July 27, at 10/9c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Thursday, August 13, at 6/5c

The Bermuda Triangle has more than 500,000 square miles of rumored mysteries, including missing airplanes, sunken ships, malfunctioning compasses and even legends of Atlantis. In reality, its greatest wonder may be something far more incredible: sharks. For years, marine biologist Dr. Austin Gallagher has been investigating sharks in the area; he’s been on a mission to find the holy grail of shark research: the secret breeding grounds of tiger sharks. Tracking an elusive tiger shark named Mabel, he attempts to uncover Mother Nature’s most mysterious hotspot.

Shark vs. Whale

National Geographic — Premieres Tuesday, July 28, at 10/9c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Tuesday, August 18, at 10/9c

A routine drone survey turns deadly when Ryan Johnson, a marine biologist based in South Africa, films a humpback whale being attacked and strategically drowned by a great white shark. The never-before-seen behavior causes a complete perspective shift on a creature Johnson has spent his life studying. To make sense of the event, he follows humpback whales on their migration, mapping places that may make them vulnerable, and takes a new look at great white sharks to discover how and why they become whale killers.

 

What the Shark?

National Geographic — Premieres Wednesday, July 29, at 10/9c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Thursday, August 20, at 10/9c

Exploring the shallow waters of sandy beaches and venturing into 8,000-foot abysses, What the Shark? takes a look at a side of sharks rarely seen and dives deep into the environments where extreme adaptation is critical to survival. In this dark void, where inky darkness could hinder a predator from finding its prey and pressure levels might blow flesh to pieces, the atmosphere is a threat to a shark’s survival. To endure these hostile waters, this ghostly cast of living monsters must have its act together to defy the convention of life below the surface.

 

 

 

 

Shark vs. Surfer

National Geographic — Premieres Sunday, August 2, at 8/7c

Nat Geo WILD — Encore Presentation Thursday, August 13, at 9/8c

As the number of shark attacks worldwide rises, surfers are taking the brunt of the bite. Shark vs. Surfer visits shark-infested surf spots around the world to relive some of the most harrowing shark and surfer stories through unbelievable, caught-on-camera encounters and interviews with the victims. With insight from marine biologists Ryan Johnson and Dr. Stephen Kajiura, the special aims to answer once and for all: Are we really in danger?

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Dr. Mike Heithaus

Marine Ecologist

Sharkcano and Raging Bull Shark

 

 

file:///C:/Users/jonpp/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" width="143" height="143" />Dr. Mike Heithaus is a marine ecologist who specializes in predator-prey interactions and the ecological importance of sharks and other large marine species. Dr. Heithaus is featured in Sharkcano and Raging Bull Shark – which are both part of this year’s SHARKFEST – where he demonstrates his hands-on approach to research and unlocks the mysteries of various species of sharks.

Dr. Heithaus is the dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and professor within the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (FIU), where he served as the director of the Marine Sciences Program and was the founding executive director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS). At SEAS, he led strategic-planning efforts for the school, which has three departments and five research centers and programs that are responsible for more than $20 million in annual research expenditures.            

Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Heithaus was a postdoctoral scientist and then staff scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Center for Shark Research in Sarasota, Florida. He also worked with National Geographic’s Remote Imaging Department, where he conducted studies using its crittercam. He traveled around the globe, having deployed more than 100 remote-imaging devices on marine animals, lions and hyenas. He continues to use and help develop cutting-edge camera technology – some of which are worn by animals – to conduct research on hard-to-study marine animals within their natural habitats, including whales, dolphins, sharks and sea turtles.

Dr. Heithaus has been involved in the production of more than a dozen natural-history documentaries and has appeared in previous National Geographic SHARKFEST programming. He also hosts and produces science and math videos for students and teachers in K-12 classrooms around the country.                     

Committed to research and communicating science, Dr. Heithaus works on many environmental research projects and outreach activities. He can be found studying sharks and other marine creatures in remote areas of the world, including French Polynesia, the Everglades and Western Australia. He has co-written two high-school science textbooks; is an author on national K-8 science programs; and is a member of the Science Advisory Committee for Pew Environment’s Global Shark Program.                      

 

Talkin' Pets News

November 9, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Jarrod Lazarus

Producer - Birthday boy Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Author Laura Coffey will join Jon and Talkin' Pets this Saturday 11/09/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her book "My Old Dog"

Talkin' Pets News

September 21, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine Johnson - Jasmine the dog trainer

Producr - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Jamie Gwen of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen will join Jon and Talkin' Pets at 630pm ET to discuss eating Carp for dinner

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 Sharks Mutilated While
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Dear Jon,

Today Mercy For Animals released never-before-seen footage of the commercial driftnet fishing industry—otherwise known as the death net industry. The horrifying footage, taken by Mercy For Animals, Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaLegacy, and Sharkwater, shows vulnerable species—like dolphins, sea lions, and seabirds—killed by the driftnets and workers viciously mutilating and cutting apart live stingrays and sharks. Mercy For Animals has teamed up with these organizations to ban cruel death nets once and for all. Driftnets, so indiscriminately lethal they are called “walls of death,” are giant nets dumped into the ocean by the commercial fishing industry. The industry is notorious for the staggering number of sea animals—callously referred to as bycatch—who are caught, killed, and thrown away like garbage each time one of these death nets is pulled back onto the ship. The commercial driftnet fishing industry is responsible for egregious animal cruelty and devastating depletion of ocean habitats. Over three-quarters of marine animals killed by driftnets are bycatch, and this loss of life is a massive threat to ocean habitats.We can’t allow this horrific devastation to continue.
 
 
 
Please share the video with friends to help raise awareness of this issue. Please don’t support this needlessly cruel industry by eating fish. Instead, find healthy and delicious alternatives right here.Fish are every bit as capable of experiencing pain and suffering as our beloved dogs and cats, and they deserve protection from egregious cruelty. Together we are creating a more compassionate world for animals.
 
 
 
Matt Rice
 
Sincerely,
Matt Rice 
President
 
 
 
P.S. Mercy For Animals is on the front lines exposing the cruelty of factory farms and bringing animal abusers to justice. Please consider making a special donation to support our brave investigators who risk so much to expose this cruelty.
 
 
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The Florida Aquarium, along with 19 other accredited aquariums, has been nominated by a panel of experts for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 awards. The Florida Aquarium is the only aquarium representing Florida in the Best Aquariums category. Vote here: www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-aquarium/.
 
The nominees represent the best aquariums in the country and are recognized for their fun and educational setting, high quality exhibits and visitor interactions, and the vital role they play in animal conservation by taking part in rescue efforts and advocating for the environmental health of our oceans.
 
Vote every day for The Florida Aquarium until voting ends on Monday, April 30 at midnight EDT. The 10 best winners will be announced on Friday, May 4.
 
10 reasons why The Florida Aquarium is one of the 10Best: 
  1. The Florida Aquarium is a must-see for all animal lovers and marine life enthusiasts. With 7,000+ creatures to discover, you can get up-close with the oceans’ top predators – sharks – in a 500,000-gallon underwater habitat, touch a stingray, enjoy frolicking river otters, venture into Madagascar to see leaping lemurs and marvel at our magnificent giant Pacific octopus.
  2. Our coral experts are working on groundbreaking techniques to significantly increase coral conservation and restoration work that would make us the first in the U.S. to replicate wild coral spawning in a lab with multiple species. More info here: https://bit.ly/2GWFIoF
  3. We have educated more than 1.6+ million students about the importance of healthy oceans and the natural environment.
  4. We rescue, rehabilitate and release endangered sea turtles. And, when completed later this year, our new sea turtle hospital will allow us to amplify our sea turtle rescue and recovery efforts. Guests will also be able to view our turtles in various stages of rehabilitation as we model new dive and feeding pools that will assure their readiness for return to the ocean.
  5. You can swim or dive with our sand tiger sharks (and numerous other finned friends) in our 500,000-gallon coral reef habitat and learn how important sharks are to the health and vitality of our oceans.
  6. We vowed to pitch the plastics. We have teamed up with 22 aquariums that comprise the Aquarium Conservation Partnership to drive a shift away from single-use plastic and toward more sustainable alternatives. The partnership has rolled out a nationwide campaign, "In Our Hands," to empower our 20 million visitors and millions more in our communities to make positive behavior changes and raise awareness around how plastic pollution threatens ocean and freshwater animals.
  7. You can get up-close and personal with our African penguins, an endangered species we are working to help conserve through fieldwork in South Africa and by way of education about these incredible animals.
  8. You can experience The Splash Pad, our expansive outdoor, rainforest-themed kids’ play space featuring both wet and dry play elements, lush landscaping and more.
  9. In 2017, The Florida Aquarium hosted six coastal cleanups and collected more than 332 pounds of debris, tires, a pile of construction rubble and 62 bags of trash.
  10. As a nonprofit, your ticket to our Aquarium helps support our mission to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment

 

 

The Florida Aquarium, a nonprofit organization, was recently awarded a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The coveted 4-star rating, the highest possible rating, is only awarded to the most fiscally responsible organizations.The Florida Aquarium is among the top ten highest rated aquariums in the U.S.
 
Charity Navigator, which rates about 8,000 charities on a zero-to four-star scale, considers various financial statistics as well as transparency and accountability metrics as a way to give donors a better picture of how a particular charity performs over time and how accountable and transparent each organization is about how its funds are spent.
 
“We are honored to receive this prestigious rating from Charity Navigator,” said Roger Germann, President & CEO of The Florida Aquarium. “As a leading nonprofit aquarium in the country, we are committed to being excellent stewards of our resources in support of conservation and education while remaining accountable to those who support us.”
 
For more detailed information, please see charitynavigator.org. Donations may be made to The Florida Aquarium at flaquarium.org/donate.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is not your typical aquarium. Located on Clearwater’s Island Estates, the establishment works as an animal hospital with the mission of the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine life.

The story of the rescue and rehabilitation of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s permanent residents Winter and Hope, both Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, has inspired millions around the world through the movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2.

Winter was found stranded in Mosquito Lagoon, near Cape Canaveral, Florida when she was only two months old, entangled in a crab trap line which cut off circulation to her tail flukes. After disentanglement, she was transported to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for treatment of her extensive injuries. However, despite exhaustive efforts to promote healing, her tail deteriorated and could not be saved. Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc., together with CMA staff, created a unique plan to attach a prosthetic tail to Winter.

Her story has inspired millions around the world with the message of perseverance and hope. People relate to the strength it takes to overcome obstacles, as brave animals exemplify that every day. By inviting guests to see firsthand how CMA cares for these animals, they create powerful experiences that can change lives and make a difference.

CMA staff and volunteers work each day to rescue marine life and provide the most advanced and effective care to maximize the opportunity to return sick or injured animals to their homes. The animals at Clearwater Marine Aquarium arrive because they are suffering from an illness or severe injury.

Once an animal arrives at CMA, a team of experienced staff biologists, veterinarians and volunteers create a rehabilitation plan specifically developed based on its injury or illness, with the goal of returning it to the wild.

Sometimes the injuries are so severe, or the animal is so young, that it would not be in the animal’s best interest to release it back into the wild. CMA works with agencies such as National Marine Fisheries and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to make these decisions. If the animal is unable to be released back into the wild, it becomes a permanent member of the CMA family, and lives there to serve as an ambassador for its species to help promote environmental conservation.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Education Department is dedicated to inspiring guests of all ages to appreciate the marine environment while promoting conservation. The team strives to develop an understanding for the irreplaceable value of all marine life. By teaching children and adults the importance of conservation, ecology and stewardship, CMA believes they will apply this knowledge to make sustainable choices and take an active part in preserving the marine environment.

DIVE INTO SHARKFEST WITH BRAND NEW JAWSOME SHARK PROGRAMMING AIRING SUNDAY, JULY 23 AT 8 PM ON NAT GEO WILD
 
The No. 2 Week of Sharks Returns!
We Have Ryan Lochte!
 
Weeklong Event Begins Sunday, July 23, at 8/7c on Nat Geo WILD
 
(WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 20, 2017) SharkFest, television’s second-best-known week of sharks, returns to Nat Geo WILD on Sunday, July 23 at 8 PM ET. In addition, decorated Olympian Ryan Lochte makes a splash to help spread the word about the most sharks per square inch on television. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, SharkFest presents factual shark stories incorporating innovative research technology to reveal compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world. With the help of scientists and shark experts, SharkFest will deliver the facts and raise awareness about these “jawsome” animals in more than 131 countries and 38 languages.
 
Check out SharkFest 2017’s fantastic program schedule here:
 
Shark v Predator
Premieres Sunday, July 23 8/7c
SharkFest kicks off with a look at the animals that dare to take on sharks. Seals, crocodiles, octopi, bobcats and even birds have gone head to head with these elite killers, and we’ve uncovered the footage to prove it. Watch rare moments when a shark ends up on the receiving end of an attack. It’s time for nature’s ultimate underwater showdown.
 
Tiger Shark Terror
Premieres Monday, July 24 8/7c
Every diver has been warned that sharks feed at night, but is this a myth or does the truth lurk somewhere deep beneath the waves? Professional shark diver Eli Martinez and scientist Matthew Smukall plunge into the nighttime world of Tiger Beach to investigate whether shark behavior changes once the sun goes down.
 
Mission Critical: Sharks Under Attack
Special Encore Airs Monday, July 24 10/9c
National Geographic underwater photographer and Instagram star Brian Skerry is on a mission to change the perception of our oceans’ greatest predators – sharks. After three decades capturing the world’s oceans on camera, Skerry knows sharks as kings of the oceans that keep these fragile ecosystems functioning, not as violent “Jaws”-like man-eaters.
 
Shark Swarm
Premieres Tuesday, July 25 8/7c
Across the vast oceans are underwater oases where sharks congregate in huge numbers. What is the attraction at these mysterious waypoints? Join shark scientist Riley Elliott on a unique expedition as he investigates some of the largest and most mysterious shark gatherings on the planet.
 
World’s Deadliest: Shark Frenzy!
Premieres Wednesday, July 26, 8/7c
The deep blue sea is a majestic place explored by many, but it also holds some of the world’s deadliest apex predators … sharks! These savage killers have one thing in common: the need to feed. In their quest, they use sheer force, technique and genetics to achieve their ultimate goal.
 
FULL SHARKFEST 2017 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET/PT)
 
Sunday July 23
8:00 P              Shark vs. Predator (P)
9:00 P              The Whale That Ate Jaws
10:00 P            Shark Kill Zone
 
 
Monday July 24
8:00 P              Tiger Shark Terror (P)
9:00 P              Mega Hammerhead
10:00 P            Mission Critical: Sharks Under Attack
 
Tuesday July 25
8:00 P              Shark Swarm (P)
9:00 P              Shark Alley
10:00 P            Shocking Sharks
 
Wednesday July 26
8:00 P              World's Deadliest: Shark Frenzy! (P)
9:00 P              Shark vs. Predator
10:00 P            Blitzkrieg Sharks
 
Thursday July 27
8:00 P              United Sharks of America
9:00 P              Sharkatraz
10:00 P            Tiger Shark Terror
Friday July 28
8:00 P              When Sharks Attack: Florida Frenzy
9:00 P              When Sharks Attack: Gulf Coast Killers
10:00 P            When Sharks Attack: Hawaiian Terror
 
For the first time ever, National Geographic is bringing audiences to new depths with shark experiences across the company’s many interactive platforms, including a National Geographic Museum SHARK exhibit, a shark-sighting app in partnership with Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, photojournalist Brian Skerry’s book of shark photos and a shark feature in National Geographic magazine.
 
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