Nat Geo WILD SharkFest, Why Sharks Swarm, It’s Magnetic

Ryan Lochte

Premiere, sharks  on TV all week, starting Sunday, July 23th, 2017 5pm ET, 8pm PT on DirecTV 

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/7/22 – SharkFest is in it’s fifth year. New technology and research help explain more about sharks, such as why they swarm seeking magnetic highways in sea.

Why sharks swarm, it’s the magnets

Olympian Ryan Lochte helps spread the word about the most sharks per square inch on television. Inspired by the shark exhibit at the National Geographic Museum, an app for shark-sighting. is available in partnership with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. Photojournalist Brian Skerry has published a book of shark photos and National Geographic magazine is featuring sharks too.

 

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte vs. a swarm of sharks

Premieres Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 5pm PT, 8 ET on DirecTV

Shark v Predator

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.

Premieres Monday, July 24th, 2017 5pm PT, 8pm ET on DirecTV

Tiger Shark Terror

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.

Special Encore Airs Monday, July 24th, 2017 7pm PT 10pm ET on DirecTV

Mission Critical: Sharks Under Attack

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.

Premieres Tuesday, July 25th, 2017, 5pm PT, 8pm ET on DrecTV

Shark Swarm

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.

Premieres Wednesday, July 26th, 2017, 5pm PT, 8pm ET on DirecTV

World’s Deadliest: Shark Frenzy!

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.

The full SharkFest program schedule follows: 

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 5pm PT, 8:00pm ET on DirecTV

  • Shark vs. Predator

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 6pm PT, 9pm ET, on DirecTV

  • The Whale That Ate Jaws

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 7pm PT, 10pm ET on DirecTV

  • Shark Kill Zone

Monday July 24th, 2017 5pm PT, 8:00pm ET on DirecTV

  • Tiger Shark Terror

Monday July 24th, 2017 6pm PT, 9pm ET on DirecTV

  • Mega Hammerhead

Monday July 24th, 2017 7pm PT, 10pm ET on DirecTV

  • Mission Critical: Sharks Under Attack

Tuesday July 25th, 2017 5pm PT, 8pm ET

  • Shark Swarm

Tuesday July 25th, 2017 6pm PT, 9pm ET on DirecTV

  • Shark Alley

Tuesday July 25th, 2017 7pm PT, 10pm ET on DirecTV

  • Shocking Sharks

Wednesday July 26th, 2017 5pm PT, 8pm ET on DirecTV

  • World’s Deadliest: Shark Frenzy!

Wednesday July 26th, 2017 6pm PT, 9pm ET on DirecTV

  • Shark vs. Predator

Wednesday July 26th, 2017 7pm PT, 10pm ET on DirecTV

  • Blitzkrieg Sharks

Thursday July 27, 2017 5pm PT, 8pm ET on DirecTV

  • United Sharks of America

Thursday July 27, 2017 6pm PT 9pm ET on DirecTV

  • Sharkatraz

Thursday July 27, 2017 7pm PT, 10pm ET on DirecTV

  • Tiger Shark Terror

Friday July 28th, 2017 5pm Pt, 8pm ET on DirecTV

  • When Sharks Attack: Florida Frenzy

Friday July 28th, 2017 6pm PT, 9pm ET on DirecTV

  • When Sharks Attack: Gulf Coast Killers

Friday July 28th, 2017 7pm PT, 10pm ET on DirecTV

  • When Sharks Attack: Hawaiian Terror

The National Geographic Channels are the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Channel is distributed to more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and in 45 languages,. Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. Online, there’s a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages and 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook.

Twitter: @natgeowild ‏, @Brian_Skerry 

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