Discovery Channel is marking the 30th anniversary of Shark Week with more than 19 hours of content and a merchandising program.
Kicking off on Sunday, July 22, Shark Week will run through July 29. In addition to a team of renowned shark experts and scientists, all-star athletes and the “Sharks” from ABC’s Shark Tank, including Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski, Lindsey Vonn, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John and Bear Grylls, are joining Shark Week this year.
Shark Week 2018 Show Highlights
Highlights for Shark Week 2018 include Shark Tank Meets Shark Week, which sees Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary of ABC’s Shark Tank paired with an oceanic organization to uncover the issues they are facing. Other programming events include Cuba’s Secret Shark Lair, Uncaged: Shark vs Ronda Rousey, Great White Abyss, Monster Tag (working title), Jaws in Paradise, Bear vs Shark featuring Grylls, Air Jaws: The Hunted, Sharkwrecked, Tiger Shark Invasion, Get Out Alive (working title), Son of Jaws (working title) and Great White Mama (working title).
Oceana and Shark Week Team Up
This year, Oceana and Discovery are teaming up to help protect vulnerable hammerhead sharks, which are threatened by a global shark fin trade. The cause is also supported by collaborations with major brands that raise money for Oceana’s campaigns and create content to educate fans about why sharks are necessary to keep oceans healthy.
Walmart and Sharks?
Walmart is on board as a premier Shark Week retailer, while Princess Cruises will be transforming Shark Week into a full season with its first-ever Summer of Shark. There are giant pool inflatables by Bestway, available exclusively at Walmart, exclusive shark-themed play and figure sets by Bright Kingdom, plush shark toys by Dandee and shark novelty toys by Magic Time. Walmart will also have an exclusive 30th anniversary DVD and Blu-ray combo pack featuring top episodes, rarely-seen content and bonus digital episodes from Shark Week.
YOU Can Go Diving Like The Shark Week Stars This Year!
America’s Shark Boat specializes in taking non certified divers, or first time shark divers, into the exciting world of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe Island to meet the stars of shark week. Shark dive with us and discover hands on shark research and shark conservation at Guadalupe. Shark Diving For Everyone is our commitment to showcase the incredible world of white sharks with a combination of 18 years of cage diving experience, a cage system designed exclusively for non divers, top notch shark staff and cage diving crews with years of hands on shark experience.
We have been cage diving and naming many of the white sharks you’ll be diving with this year. From the incredible 19+ foot Deep Blue, most likely the largest great white shark in the Pacific, to many of our regular white sharks like Scarboard, Lucy, and Mau. These amazing animals have become more than just whites sharks to us as we encounter them year after year – we met Scarboard 16 years ago – they have become our sharky friends.