How to Watch Shark Week 2024 on Discovery and Max

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Summer has arrived yet again, and that can only mean one thing… the return of Shark Week! Starting Sunday, July 7 the fabled week of sharktastic content will come swimming back to cable and streaming. The weeklong festivities can be watched on the Discovery Channel and streamed on Max.

This year John Cena is taking on hosting duties, and upon getting the gig he graciously called sharks the “action heroes of the ocean.” Here are a few highlights you can look forward to this coming Shark Week, as well as the complete guide to everything new premiering. Check out our guide below to find out what you can watch this year during the sharp-toothed feeding frenzy that is Shark Week.

Shark Week 2024 Highlights

Sydney Harbour Shark Invasion (Sunday, July 7) – Ah, the Sydney Harbour! One of the most beautiful places in the world, complete with a bustling skyline, a stunning bridge, and an ornate and modern opera house. But in recent years, the harbor has also experienced something else… shark attacks. The new special will look into what exactly is causing an increase in shark attacks in the once-peaceful and safe harbor.

Caught! When Sharks Attack (Thursday, July 11) – Let’s all be real here. We watch Shark Week for the crazy shark attack videos. In the new special Caught! When Sharks Attack, experts will review and analyze some of the most notorious shark attack footage from recent years to see if they can notice patterns or behaviors that could help save swimmer’s lives.

Sharks of the Dead Zone (Friday, July 12) – Climate change and pollution are radically altering Earth’s waterways, with salinity, oxygen levels, and bacterial growth fluctuating to deadly levels. But one shark species - the ever-persistent bull shark - seems to be doing fine in a variety of waters. The new special seeks to find out why.

Check out our guide below to discover the full listing of what to watch during Shark Week 2024!

A Complete List on What to Watch for Shark Week 2024

SUNDAY, JULY 7

Belly of the Beast: Bigger and Bloodier

One of last year’s most popular Shark Week shows returns. Marine biologist Dr. Austin Gallagher, marine scientist Liv Dixon, and legendary cameraman Kina Scollay travel to a new location and head back into the belly of a 29-foot whale decoy with new shark attractant features to create the biggest feeding frenzy ever with 18-foot 'Breeder' sharks in New Zealand.

Jaws vs Leviathan

Orcas and other toothed whales are attacking Great Whites in record numbers, marking the latest chapter in a 60-million-year battle between Sharks and Whales. This rivalry began with The Leviathan, a prehistoric whale that once went tooth to tooth with the greatest predator to ever swim the oceans… The Meg. Now, Dr. Tristan Guttridge, Dr. Sona Kim, and Kina Scollay recreate these epic battles and study orca tactics to discover the ultimate predator.

Makozilla

A wave of savage assaults against the sea lion population off California's coast has sparked fears of a monstrous predator dubbed “Mako-Zilla.” Recent discoveries, including a 600-pound mauled sea lion with massive gashes, hint that a 16-foot-long predator could be responsible. A team of shark experts, including bite specialist Jeff Harris and Dr. Craig O'Connell, embark on a mission to unveil the identity of the colossal predator haunting the coast.

Sydney Harbor Shark Invasion

Returning to the site of his own 2009 shark attack for the first time, Paul de Gelder joins Madison Stewart to investigate a recent Great White Shark attack that occurred near Sydney Harbor, Australia – the first fatal incident in the region in almost 60 years. The dramatic encounter, which was captured on camera, was the sixth attack to occur in as many weeks. Within this aquatic arena, Great Whites contend with Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks, and even humans in a colossal battle for supremacy. The unfolding saga raises the compelling question of who will emerge victorious in this intense struggle for dominance.

MONDAY, JULY 8

Big Shark Energy

Shark experts Dr. Riley Elliott and Kori Burkhardt put on a one-of-a-kind shark competition to determine which male Great White Shark is the alpha in a pack of massive adults. In the waters off New Zealand, they compare the sharks’ speed, hunting ability, and fearlessness to determine who has the swagger to swim away with a female shark.

Shark Frenzy: Mating Games

Dr. Craig O’Connell explores the love lives of Oceanic White Tips & Tiger Sharks, suggesting that feeding frenzies spark romance vital for species survival. Armed with advanced gear, he orchestrates feeding events to uncover the mating link, which is crucial for species protection.

Great White Serial Killer: Sea of Blood

After three fatal Great White shark attacks occurred off a small Mexican fishing village – including one in which a victim was decapitated - shark attack survivor Paul De Gelder joins shark investigator Brandon McMillan and local biologist Gador Mutaner to launch a plan to ID the killers and keep the villagers in the Sea of Cortez safe.

TUESDAY, JULY 9

Deadliest Bite

Using cutting edge technology, Dr. Tristan Guttridge, Annie Guttridge, Paul De Gelder and Skye Minnis unveil the secrets of Bull, Tiger, Hammerhead, Great White, and rare shark species' jaw mechanics and delve deep into how these sharks' jaws and teeth deliver lethal attacks.

6000lb. Shark

Marine Biologists Tom “The Blowfish” Hird and Leigh de Necker go searching for the fattest Great White Sharks off the coast of New Zealand and attempt to obtain their poop to study what they are eating. Using cutting-edge science, they aim to weigh a great white accurately for the first time, revealing if they can reach a staggering 6,000 pounds.

Monster Hammerheads: Species X

Dr. Austin Gallagher and his team of researchers including Liv Dixon, Zandi Ndhlovu, and Dr. Tristan Guttridge investigate an aggressive population of Hammerhead Sharks in Turks and Caicos, which they believe could be an entirely new species.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 

Great White North

There’s a growing population of aggressive White Sharks in an unlikely location: Canada. Shark expert Andy Casagrande heads out on an expedition along Nova Scotia’s coast to investigate a surge of Great White Shark encounters and figure out if this new population could be the largest in the world.

Expedition Unknown: Sharks vs. Nazis in Paradise

Global adventurer Josh Gates and shark biologist Tristan Guttridge team up with nature’s deadliest predator to search for a lost wreck sunk by a Nazi U-Boat during World War II.

Alien Sharks: Ghosts of Japan

Japan's waters are home to the largest diversity of shark species on the planet, most of which take otherworldly forms. Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante, along with deep-sea marine scientist Christina de Silva and deep-water surveyors, track down and study these alien sharks in their mission to uncover whether the critically endangered Angel Shark remains in Japan's waters. Along the way, Forrest will uncover 17 different and unique species and witness the births of little-known Velvet Dogfish sharks.

THURSDAY, JULY 11 

Monster of Oz

In southwestern Australia, an unknown predator with a taste for Great White and Mako Sharks ignites fears of sea monsters in the abyss. Filmmakers Dave and Jennene Riggs join Dr. Tristan Guttridge and Rosie Moore in an attempt to track down the killer.

Caught! When Sharks Attack

Researchers are witnessing an unusual amount of shark aggression and attacks. A team of experts will analyze the most intense shark encounters Caught! on camera, unveiling mysterious new behaviors within these dangerous interactions.

Great White Danger Zone

Alison Towner and her team investigate a new Great White hotspot off the coast of South Africa. Equipped with cutting-edge fin cameras, tracking tags, and underwater surveillance, researchers unveil unusual behavior in these massive apex predators.

FRIDAY, JULY 12 

The Real Sharkano

Shark advocate and attack survivor Paul De Gelder visits an ultra-remote island of shark-worshiping natives to see if their secret ways of swimming with deadly sharks holds the secret to humans and sharks living together in peace.

Sharks of the Dead Zone

Significant marine pollution and algal bloom outbreaks are creating erie dead zones in North America’s most biodiverse estuary. Dr. Tiara Moore, along with Dr. Craig O’Connell, explores whether Bull Sharks can persist in the Indian River Lagoon, a vital nursery, despite the oxygen-depleted waters. Her mission could unlock the secrets to shark survival in changing oceans.

Shark Attack Island

A South Pacific paradise has become a shark attack hot spot with Bull, Tiger, and Great White sharks moving closer and closer to the resort beaches, fatally attacking seven people in the last five years. Dr. Riley Elliot, Paul De Gelder, and Kori Burkhardt conduct experiments to identify the species responsible and find out why they are attacking.

SATURDAY, JULY 13 

Sharktopia

In Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands, a team of researchers hunt for one of the region’s last living leopard sharks. But as they venture deeper into the unknown, the journey brings them face to face with some of the weirdest and wildest sharks on Earth.

Mothersharker: Hammer Time

Using the latest underwater ultrasound and birthing tag technology, researchers Dr. James Sulikowski and Beckah Campbell aim to solve the mystery of where the elusive pregnant scalloped hammerheads give birth – and it may be closer than anyone realizes.

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  1. Jaws vs Leviathan

    #1

    In New Zealand, a clash of titans is about to erupt: the Great White versus a 60-foot leviathan. Dr. Tristan Guttridge and Kina Scollay simulate epic battles and study orca tactics to discover the ultimate predator.

  2. Belly of the Beast: Bigger and Bloodier

    #2

    Join Dr. Austin Gallagher and his fearless team as they deploy a 29-foot whale decoy to attract and study massive great whites in New Zealand. Witness their feeding frenzy as they uncover dominant "Queen Boss" females ruling male-dominated clans.

  3. Makozilla

    #3

  4. Sydney Harbor Shark Invasion

    #4

    Three recent bull shark encounters in the heart of Sydney Harbor leave the city on edge. Shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder returns to the exact location where a bull shark nearly took his life to determine the cause for the spike in attacks.

  5. Big Shark Energy

    #5

    Shark experts Dr. Riley Elliot and Kori Burkhardt conduct a one-of-a-kind shark competition to determine which male great white is the alpha in the pack. To see who has the most swagger, they test the sharks' speed, hunting ability and fearlessness.

  6. Shark Frenzy: Mating Games

    #6

  7. 6000 LB Shark

    #7

    With reports of enormous fat white sharks appearing off the coast of New Zealand, scientists Tom Hird and Leigh de Necker set out to find one of these behemoths and determine if the great white can reach a staggering 6,000 lbs.

  8. Monster Hammerheads: Species X

    #8

  9. Expedition Unknown

    Expedition Unknown

    2015

    IMDB 8.2 (3k)

    #9

    The adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates unsolved iconic stories across the globe.

  10. Alien Sharks: Ghosts of Japan

    #10

    Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante explores the alien world of Japan's oceans; teaming up with deep sea shark expert Christina de Silva, they search for the extremely rare Japanese angelshark, the ghost of the sea.

  11. Great White Danger Zone

    #11

    Alison Towner and her team investigate a new great white hot spot off the coast of South Africa. Equipped with cutting-edge fin cameras, tracking tags and underwater surveillance, researchers unveil unusual behavior in these massive great whites.

  12. The Real Sharkano

    #12

    Dr. Tiara Moore has discovered bull sharks thriving in polluted, algae-filled lagoons. Teaming up with Dr. Craig O'Connell, they study why pregnant females still migrate there and how their pups survive in a seemingly hostile environment.

  13. Mothersharker: Hammer Time

    #13

    Researchers Dr. James Sulikowski and Beckah Campbell aim to solve the mystery of where the elusive pregnant scalloped hammerheads give birth using the latest underwater ultrasound and birthing tag technology, and it's closer than you realize.