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I wish I could somehow pipe Jaws music into the background of this article for the sole purpose of building intensity/expressing how pumped I am. Tech team, if you're reading this, jot that down for next year, please! Gosh, there's just something so magical about Discovery Channel's Shark Week, isn't there? 7 days of uninterrupted aquatic bliss! Yes, I 100% recognize how creepy I sound. I just really like sharks—I think they're majestic creatures who get a bad rap. Yes, they can tear you limb from limb, but frankly, so can a German Shepard if you piss it off enough. I find most of nature's creatures are perfectly content left if undisturbed—no one asked you to go swimming with sharks, Blake! Take some responsibility for your own actions.
That being said, whether you're a fan of sharks or not, Shark Week has become quite the hot commodity every July. People throw parties, dress up, the whole bit. You haven't lived until you've attended an entirely shark-themed get-together. Yes, again, I realize how creepy I sound. Let's just get the the guide, shall we?
As per the Staten Island Real Time News—
"Shark Week episodes will air daily on the Discovery Channel for eight days. In addition, viewers can watch live episodes and catch up the day after they air via the Discovery Go app, available for IOS and Android devices. Discovery Go is also available on Roku, where episodes can be streamed free with a TV subscription."
Tuesday, July 25:
9 — "Sharks and the City: LA" Along the coastline of Los Angeles, great white sharks are increasing and they seem to be hunting out of season.
10 PM — "Sharks and the City: New York" For decades, great white shark numbers were in decline in the waters around New York. But now, seals are back in New York Harbor -- can the great whites be far behind?
Wednesday, July 26
9 PM — "The Lost Cage" A team of explorers float in a one-of-a-kind shark cage, 500 miles into the Gulf of Mexico.
10 PM — "Devil Sharks" Across the world, sharks congregate and concentrate around volcanoes and volcanic islands. What is it about volcanoes that make them shark hotspots?
Thursday, July 27
9 PM — "Shark Exile" In Brazil, one researcher has successfully reduced the number of shark encounters by simply catching and moving sharks out to the open sea. What's his secret? And can this solution work in Australia, where encounters are a problem?
10 PM — "Shark Storm" At various times of the year and in different locations around the world, sharks of many kinds gather, swarm and spiral. What brings them together?
Friday, July 28
9 PM — "African Shark Safari" According to the shark sanctuary in Madagascar, both great whites and tiger sharks are "extinct" in Madagascan waters. So why has a great white shark, tagged in South Africa, traveled 1,500 miles up the African coast to Madagascar?
10 PM — "Lair Of The Sawfish" Experts unravel the mystery behind one of the sea's strangest creatures, the sawfish, from its evolutionary links to sharks and rays, to its key role in the marine ecosystem.
Saturday, July 29
- 9 PM — "Sharkmania" A rundown of the greatest moments from Shark Week 2017, featuring the closest calls, biggest bites, greatest gadgets, and viewers' top picks.
Sunday, July 30
8 PM — "Shark School With Michael Phelps" Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps learns about sharks at Bimini Sharklab in the Bahamas.
One of this year's highlights is Michael Phelps, who is featured in two separate Shark Week episodes—
"Phelps Vs Shark: Great Gold Vs Great White" is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Sunday night. The Olympic gold medalist will see if he is faster than a great white shark — COMPLETED.
"Shark School with Michael Phelps" is scheduled to air on Sunday, July 30. In this show, the swimmer will learn about sharks at Bimini Sharklab in the Bahamas.