Discovery Channel’s Shark Week starts this Sunday, July 28. You can get ready for shark trivia, stories of true-life near-death experiences and much more shocking entertainment. Great Plains Communications has included some highlights of the 20 hours of shark programming that is scheduled to air on Discovery and Discovery Go.
Sunday, July 28
Expedition Unknown: Megalodon – 7 p.m. CT
Take at a look into the mystery of the mighty Megalodon, a 60-ton mega-shark that was known to swim the oceans for nearly 20 million years. But where is it now? That is what marine biologists have been wondering and you get a look into their findings.
Monday, July 29
Sharks of the Badlands – 7 p.m. CT
With a record 150 white sharks recorded off the coast of Cape Cod, Greg Skomal has teamed up with Andy Casagrande and shark expert Kina Scollay are looking to test cutting-edge technology for shark detection.
Legend of Deep Blue – 8 p.m. CT
Watch as Brandon McMillan and Jimi Partington head to Guadalupe Island in search of Deep Blue. Deep Blue measures around 21 feet long and over 2 and a half tons, believed to be the largest great white shark in the world.
Tuesday, July 30
Sharkwrecked: Crash Landing – 7 p.m. CT
Imagine crash landing into shark infested waters, that is exactly what you can watch when Paul de Gelder and James Glancy jump from an aircraft at 3,500 feet into Palau in the Pacific, known for a rich shark life and multiple plane wrecks.
Watch these, as well as many other heart-pounding shows as the Discovery Channel takes a very real look at the fascinating life of sharks. If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn about the services we offer in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
Discovery Channel’s Shark Week starts this Sunday, July 22. It’s the 30th anniversary, so you know they are doing it up big with some of their most adrenaline pumping shows yet and familiar faces you won’t want to miss.
Throughout the week, you can expect shows such as:
Sunday, July 22
7 p.m. CT, Bear vs. Shark – No, this isn’t a race between a bear and a shark. It’s Bear Grylls and he is taking on the ocean’s most powerful predator.
8 p.m. CT, Shaq Does Shark Week – Basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal may be big, but he has one main fear: SHARKS. To help him out, comedian, Rob Riggle will join to help him work through that fear.
9 p.m. CT, Ronda Rousey Uncaged – Ronda Rousey is going head-to-head with a different kind of competitor as she takes on a mako shark.
Monday, July 23
7 p.m. CT, Monster Tag – More athletes join in the fun as Aaron Rodgers, Lindsey Vonn and Rob Gronkowski look into wildlife tags with scientists, learning about all the information the tags can provide.
Tuesday, July 24
7 p.m. CT, Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy – From Food Network to the Bahamas, celebrity chef, Guy Fieri and his son learn about the local cuisine for humans and sharks.
For the full listing of exciting Shark Week programming, check out the Discovery Channel website. If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn about the services we provide in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
Help us in congratulating our Shark Week Giveaway winner, Malia Nemecek of Scribner, NE! As part of our cable channel, Discovery’s famous Shark Week, Great Plains Communications decided to join in the fun with our own giveaway. By liking our Facebook page, Facebook post, and commenting their favorite shark, viewers could enter to win a Shark Navigator® Lift-Away® Pro Vacuum.
Malia commented that her favorite shark is the Tiger Shark.
Here are some interesting facts from Discovery about some of the top picks:
Great white sharks are picky eaters and can determine after one bite whether or not the meal will satisfy their nutritional needs.
In native Hawaiian mythology, tiger shark eyeballs are considered to have magic powers.
Hammerhead sharks’ oddly shaped heads, called cephalofoils, are equipped with electrical sensors, making them superior hunters.
The goblin shark lives along outer continental shelves and underwater mountain ranges.
Again, we would like to congratulate Malia Nemecek and thank everyone who entered our Shark Week Giveaway!
It’s Shark Week on Discovery! The week was kicked-off by Michael Phelps racing a CGI shark, losing by just a couple seconds. From there, the excitement was on. Tonight, you can catch Great White Serial Killer Lives: Sharkopedia Edition at 7 PM as “Researchers try to unravel the mysterious reasons behind great white shark attacks happening in the same place, every two years.” Find the full schedule here on Discovery’s website.
Interesting Shark Facts:
Sharks’ sightlines span nearly 360 degrees.
Over 400 shark species are in the world’s oceans today. They vary in shape, but share similar characteristics.
6 years before Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, Burt Reynolds starred in Shark. Real sharks were used in filming, and a stuntman was killed.
Pygmy sharks can make their own light.
Sharks can heat their eyes using a special organ next to a muscle in their eye socket, allowing them to continue hunting in frigid waters.
Great Plains Communications wants to take part in the Shark Week fun, and to do that we have created a Facebook giveaway! From July 24-July 30, you can go to our Facebook page and find the post with the graphic above. There you will need to like our Facebook page, like the post and comment your favorite shark species to be entered to win a Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Vacuum! The winner will be notified Monday, July 31.
It has come early this year, and you won’t want to miss a single minute of the excitement. Shark Week begins this Sunday, June 28 on Discovery Channel. Great Plains Communications has provided some shark trivia to bring to your watch parties, while also providing an activity sheet for the kids.
What are the v-shaped scales that allow a shark to move swiftly through the water called?
Denticles – A shark’s skin is covered by tough, v-shaped scales called “denticles.” Similar to tiny teeth, they create tiny vortices that reduce drag, making swimming more efficient.
Of the roughly 50 shark attacks reported every year, what percentage is actually fatal?
10% – Dying from a shark attack is very rare simply because sharks don’t really want to eat humans. Most shark bites aren’t followed by a second bite.
How many tons of meat does the average adult great white have to eat every year?
11 tons – To sustain their massive size, body heat and constant movement, great whites must eat an average of 11 tons of meat each year.
Now that you have the knowledge, you are sure to impress your friends next week. And with Great Plains Communications cable service, you won’t miss a single show, from The Return of Monster Mako premiering Sunday, June 26 at 8 PM CT, to Sharksanity which premieres Saturday, July 2 at 8 PM CT. If you do not have cable service with us but would like to learn about what we offer in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
Some days the summer heat seems just too hot and sitting on your couch with a Popsicle and a good show sounds too good to pass up. Here are some of Great Plains Communications’ favorite programs that have recently premiered. Beware of laughter, love triangles and sharks.