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Shark Week Set to Make Huge Waves with Jason Momoa as the 2023 Host

Jason Momoa, renowned for his roles in 'Aquaman' and 'Game of Thrones,' is set to host Shark Week 2023, bringing his passion for ocean conservation to the forefront of this highly anticipated even
Shark Week 2023

This summer, the ocean’s most formidable predators are making a splash on your screens once again with the return of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, and this time, they’re joined by a familiar face. Aquaman star and dedicated ocean conservationist, Jason Momoa, is set to host the much-anticipated event, bringing his passion for marine life to the forefront of the biggest annual celebration of sharks.

Shark Week 2023 with Your Host, Jason Mamoa

Momoa, known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Aquaman, is not just an actor but also a fervent advocate for protecting and preserving our oceans. His commitment to ocean conservation aligns perfectly with the ethos of Shark Week, making him an ideal choice as this year’s host. Throughout the event, Momoa will guide audiences through a series of jaw-dropping events, epic journeys, first-time revelations, and groundbreaking scientific findings that make Shark Week a summer spectacle.

Shark Week 2023 promises adrenaline-inducing hours of shark-focused content, with Discovery’s dedicated science and research field teams capturing footage from new and continuously explored destinations. The event is set to deliver a thrilling deep dive into the world of these magnificent marine creatures, offering viewers unique insights into their behavior, habitats, and the threats they face.

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Following his Shark Week stint, fans can catch Momoa reprising his role as Arthur Curry in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, set to hit theaters on December 20. The actor’s involvement in Shark Week not only underscores his commitment to ocean conservation but also serves as a fitting prelude to his return to the big screen as the king of Atlantis.

The Shark Week Lineup

Shark Week

Shark Week has long been a staple of summer television, captivating audiences with its blend of entertainment and education. With Jason Momoa at the helm, this year’s event is poised to make an even bigger splash. Stay tuned for a week of fin-tastic programming that will leave you on the edge of your seat, all while raising awareness about the importance of shark conservation. Here’s all the information about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week lineup.

Sunday, July 23

“Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

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  • 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 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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.

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Monday, July 24

“Great White Fight Club” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • A team of experts venture 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.

“Monster of Bermuda Triangle” premieres at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

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Dive tech and Bahamian shark expert Sky Minnis and Dr. Tristan Guttridge are surrounded by reef and tiger sharks during their first dive together.
  • 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 10PM on Discovery

  • 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.

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Tuesday, July 25

“Mako Mania: Battle for California” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • ​​Off the coast of Los Angeles, a new population of super makos challenge 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 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

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Dickie getting out of the water from their second Mako dive
  • 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 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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.

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Wednesday, July 26

“Air Jaws: Final Frontier” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

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Great White Shark
  • 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 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

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Great White Shark
  • 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.

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

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Thursday, July 27

“Jaws in the Shallows” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

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  • 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 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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 to prey. In the battle of shark against snake, are snakes winning?

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Friday, July 28

“Tropic Jaws” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

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Morotai Island, Indonesia: Two black tip reef sharks next to coral head
  • 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 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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 10PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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.

Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Saturday, July 29

“Dawn of the Monster Mako” premieres at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery

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XDAM Migration: Project: 38111 Show: SW22- DAWN OF THE MONSTER MAKO Caption: Battle worn Blue Shark showing its teeth.
  • 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 9PM ET/PT on Discovery

  • 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 10PM & 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Don’t miss out on this oceanic adventure! Dive into Shark Week 2023 with Jason Momoa and join the celebration of these awe-inspiring creatures of the deep.

Shark Week 2023

Are you excited to see Jason Momoa as the host? What are you most looking forward to during Shark Week? Do you have any favorite Shark Week moments from previous years? Share your thoughts and experiences with us on social media using the hashtag #SharkWeek2023.

Source: Discovery

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