Bite into your shark knowledge with our quiz as Sharkfest swims onto National Geographic WILD for two weeks
By Laura Rutkowski, Staff Writer
Back to blow all other shows out of the water this month, Sharkfest returns to National Geographic WILD from Monday 13 July to Sunday 26 July. Sink your teeth into 17 new documentaries as shark enthusiasts, experts and filmmakers take a deep dive to explore the creature that continues to frighten and fascinate us in equal measure. These films stick a fin up to the stigma surrounding the often misunderstood animals, leaving all falsehoods behind to serve up the facts.
Volcano Sharks kickstarts the spotlight on sharks, with ones that are particularly active around volcanoes. Whether you’re intrigued by great white sharks, bull sharks, tiger sharks or hammerhead sharks, they all receive plenty of screen time in these illuminating channel premieres.
Highlights include Mega Hammerhead: Ultimate Predator, where Dr Neil Hammerschlag (we like to think his name had a role to play in his career choice) explores why hammerhead sharks are expanding their range and coming closer to shore; and World’s Biggest Great White? Expedition Hawaii, which charts the encounter with Deep Blue, the largest great white ever caught on camera.
Speaking of large, Kamakai is the subject of World’s Biggest Tiger Shark, which attempts to answer what brought her to French Polynesian waters. Sharks Vs Dolphins: Blood Battle and Shark Vs Whale study the complex relationships between sharks and these other oceanic animals, uncovering a whole other side to them in the process. If you recognise any of the fish in Most Wanted Sharks, that’s because they’re famous – and come with their own social media followers!
We’re sure this is enough to send you into a Sharkfest frenzy and that you’re chomping at the bit to watch everything on offer, but before you do, why not test your own shark wits with our quiz below? Some of the facts might just surprise you.
When is National Geographic WILD’s Sharkfest on TV?
Sharkfest airs on National Geographic WILD/HD (CH 264/265) from Monday 13 July until Sunday 26 July. The shows will also be available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic. Check out the line-up below.
Monday 13 July
Volcano Sharks, 8pm
Shark Vs Surfer, 9pm
Tuesday 14 July
Sharks Of The Bermuda Triangle, 8pm
World’s Biggest Tiger Shark, 9pm
Wednesday 15 July
Most Wanted Sharks, 8pm
Sharks Vs Dolphins: Blood Battle, 9pm
Thursday 16 July
Raging Bull Shark, 8pm
Secrets Of The Bull Shark, 9pm
Friday 17 July
Shark Vs Whale, 8pm
What The Shark?, 9pm
Sunday 19 July
When Sharks Attack: Red Terror, 9pm
Monday 20 July
World’s Biggest Great White? Expedition Hawaii, 8pm
Tuesday 21 July
Mega Hammerhead: Ultimate Predator, 8pm
Wednesday 22 July
Monster Fish: Extreme Sharks, 8pm
Thursday 23 July
America’s Deadliest Sharks, 8pm
Friday 24 July
United Sharks Of America, 8pm
Sunday 26 July
When Sharks Attack: Tropical Terror, 9pm
TV channels: Channels, content and features available depend on your chosen package. Channel line-ups and content are subject to change at any time and to regional variations.
HD: HD TV set, V HD Box, TiVo box or Virgin TV V6 connected with HDMI cables required for HD channels. Number of inclusive HD channels depends on package.
Catch Up TV: Catch Up TV content available for up to 7 days or up to 30 days after broadcast, depending on content.
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