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Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Experts Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"


This Year Will Bring Fans Inside A Great White Shark Feeding Frenzy And Also Include an Investigation into Rumors of Sharks Feasting on Cocaine.


-See Schedule Below-



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

While exciting to hear, it's no surprise that an advocate for ocean conservation, such as beloved actor, and Aqua-Superhero, Jason Momoa, will be hosting the 35th edition of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.


Momoa is a committed environmental activist who continues to use his influence for good and encourages people to take responsibility for the planet. This year's week-long event serves as a celebration and exploration of shark behaviors and habits.


Starting on Sunday, July 23 at 8 PM ET/PT, Momoa will lead viewers through nearly 20 hours of fresh television content focused on these majestic apex predators.



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

One of the highly anticipated programs during Shark Week is "Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy." This groundbreaking show provides an unprecedented close-up view of a great white shark feast.


Researchers used specially designed cameras within a whale carcass decoy to capture this extraordinary footage, offering viewers a unique perspective on the feeding habits of these awe-inspiring creatures. Another intriguing program, "Cocaine Sharks," investigates the rumors of sharks consuming cocaine and other illicit drugs dumped into South Florida waters.



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

With a tremendous viewership of over 28 million last year, Shark Week has become a highly anticipated and top-rated programming event. This year's lineup will not only showcase the awe-inspiring nature of sharks but also shed light on the cutting-edge technology used to track and study these magnificent creatures and their natural adversaries.


Shark Week will feature the work of esteemed marine biologists and renowned scientific institutions, providing viewers with a comprehensive understanding of shark mating and migration patterns. Rare footage will take audiences on a journey to remote locations in South Africa and New Zealand as researchers follow the sharks in their natural habitats.



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

As Discovery Channel's Shark Week takes a plunge into its 35th year, the involvement of Jason Momoa as host adds an extra layer of excitement and star power to an already captivating event. Viewers can prepare to be enthralled by the beauty and mystery of these incredible creatures as they embark on this immersive television experience.


Note: Shark Week will also be available to stream on Max.

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Discovery Channel’s Shark Week slate features:

Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

Starting Sunday, July 23


Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy: premieres at 8 PM ET/PT

In a Shark Week first, researchers with cameras brave a great white shark feeding frenzy from inside a life-size whale decoy. Their findings could be the key to finding the biggest great white shark in South African history.

Jaws vs The Meg: premieres at 9 PM ET/PT

The MEG, a massive shark measuring 50 feet and weighing 60 tons, was once feared as the most fearsome predator. It could devour a killer whale effortlessly, but new evidence suggests that its cousin, the great white shark, may have caused its extinction.

Serial Killer: Red Sea Feeding Frenzy: premieres at 10 PM ET/PT

Shark attack investigator Brandon McMillan and cinematographer Fo Zayed travel to solve the mystery of what’s behind three recent deadly shark attacks off of the posh beaches of Egypt’s Red Sea.

Shark Week: Off the Hook: premieres at 11 PM ET/PT

Dive into the biggest thrills and most terrifying moments from 35 years of Shark Week, celebrating behind the scenes of iconic moments and revealing never-before-seen footage of the fearless adventurers who get up close with the world’s scariest creatures.



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

Monday, July 24


Great White Fight Club: premieres at 8 PM ET/PT

A team of experts ventures into the treacherous waters of New Zealand to provide groundbreaking evidence that female white sharks unequivocally dominate the ocean, reigning as the ultimate controllers of its fierce battlegrounds.

Monsters of The Bermuda Triangle: premieres at 9 PM ET/PT

A healthy, 10-foot pregnant Porbeagle shark vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle. The evidence suggests an unknown, monstrous predator could be to blame. Dr. James Sulikowski and a team of scientists dive into the most mysterious part of the ocean to uncover the truth behind the attack.

Alien Sharks: Strange New Worlds: premieres at 10 PM ET/PT

The tip of South Africa is a hotspot for unusual sharks that exhibit bizarre behaviors and unusual, otherworldly appearances. Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante explores stunning kelp forests and ocean depths never-before-seen by humans to study these extraordinary creatures.



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

Tuesday, July 25


Mako Mania: Battle for California: premieres at 8 PM ET/PT

​​Off the coast of Los Angeles, a new population of super makos challenges great whites for their hunting territories. Dr. Craig O'Connell, Fo Zayed, and Kendyl Berna deploy state-of-the-art technology to reveal their dominance and unveil the mysteries that have transformed these makos into some of the fiercest predators in the oceans.

Raiders of the Lost Shark: premieres at 9 PM ET/PT

Shark expert Matt Dicken and Shark Week legend Dickie Chivell embark on a relentless quest to locate an elusive and colossal shark named Dutchess, who mysteriously vanished from Gansbaai, South Africa years ago.

Monster Hammerheads: Killer Instinct: premieres at 10 PM ET/PT

Dr. Tristan Guttridge believes Hammerhead sharks can reach monster sizes by hunting other species of sharks. The only way to prove his theory is to obtain tissue samples from some of the largest sharks on the planet.



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

Wednesday, July 26th


Air Jaws: Final Frontier: premieres at 8 PM ET/PT

Shark filmmakers hunt for "Air Jaws" in New Zealand's hidden launch pad. Andy Casagrande and Jeff Kurr seek the second-ever breaching great white in these waters to uncover history-making secrets.

Florida Shark: Blood in the Water: premieres at 9 PM ET/PT

Paul de Gelder dives into the Shark Attack Capital of the World to conduct experiments that will confirm what makes up these dangerous waters and determine methods to mitigate the risk.

Cocaine Sharks: premieres at 10 PM ET/PT

For decades, rumors of cocaine-fueled sharks have spread throughout the fishing community. Shark expert Tom Hird travels to the Florida Keys to investigate what happens when the sharks come in contact with the most notorious drug on the planet.



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

Thursday, July 27th


Jaws in the Shallows: premieres at 8 PM ET/PT

Shark Week veteran Dr. Riley Elliott has traveled all over to study great whites, which are now terrorizing the beaches of New Zealand. He sets out alongside his wife Amber Jones to find answers to protect his loved ones from the apex predators before it's too late.

Monster Mako: Fresh Blood: premieres at 9 PM ET/PT

Twelve-foot-long monster mako sharks compete head-to-head with great whites for prey off the coast of California. Using a custom clear, acrylic diving bell, Dr. Austin Gallagher and legendary free diver Andre Musgrove get up close with both predators and track makos breaching eight feet out of the ocean.

Shark vs Snake: Battle of the Bites: premieres at 10 PM ET/PT

Tiger sharks are washing up dead on the beaches of Western Australia with no sign of attack. Forrest Galante has a theory that deadly sea snakes are turning these apex predators into prey. In the battle of sharks against snakes, are the snakes winning?



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

Friday, July 28th


Tropic Jaws: premieres at 8 PM ET/PT

When a 16-foot great white invades Indonesia's warm coast of Bali, it sparks fears that they are adapting to hunt the tropical beaches where millions of people swim every day. Dr. Craig O'Connell and Madison Stewart are on a mission to find Tropic Jaws and discover why they left the cold water environment that they have called home for thousands of years.

Deadly Sharks of Paradise: premieres at 9 PM ET/PT

Scientists in South America are studying the shark species thought to be responsible for a spike in deadly attacks since 1990. Marine biologist Danni Washington and shark conservationist Paul de Gelder join a team tracking tiger sharks off a pristine tropical archipelago in Brazil.

Haunting at Shark Tower: premieres at 10 PM ET/PT

News of a harrowing shark encounter at North Carolina's Frying Pan Tower sends underwater cinematographer Andy Casagrande and shark expert Kori Burkhardt on a dangerous quest to discover whether great white sharks are moving into the state's waters.



Discovery's 35th Shark Week Features Jason Momoa and Investigate "Cocaine Sharks!"

Saturday, July 29th

Dawn of the Monster Mako: premieres at 8 PM ET/PT

A 14-foot giant mako shark is spotted in the waters of Portugal's Azores region. Underwater cinematographer Joe Romeiro and his marine biologist wife, Lauren, search the teeming depths around the ancient islands to capture the beast on film.

Mega Sharks of Dangerous Reef: premieres at 9 PM ET/PT

The remote islands off the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia are believed to harbor some of the biggest white sharks on the planet. While local fishing reports suggest these giant sharks are still around, they are rarely seen.


Encores run at 10 PM and 11 PM ET/PT on Discovery


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