Jason Momoa will host Shark Week 2023, taking audiences through 20 hours of new shows that highlight everything from how great white sharks feed to what happens when a shark eats cocaine.
The weeklong event will also dive into how we tag and track sharks, how we learn about their mating and migration patterns and more.
Shark Week 2023 kicked off on Sunday with three one-hour programs that aired between 8 and 10 p.m. The rest of the schedule will follow the same template until Saturday.
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How to watch Shark Week 2023 without cable
Cord-cutters can still take part in Shark Week if they have Discovery+ or a Max subscription.
New and old Shark Week programs can be found on the Discovery+ streaming service, which has plans starting at $4.99 a month with ads or $6.99 a month for an ad-free experience. New Discover+ customers can get a week for free.
Max, formerly known as HBO Max, will also have the new Shark Week shows available to them. Max subscriptions are a bit pricier. Max plans start at $9.99 with ads, shoot up to $15.99 a month for ad-free viewing and caps out at $19.99 for those who want to watch in 4K.
Watch Shark Week 2023 with Live TV options
Many streaming options offer Live TV packages, which can be cheaper than a full cable subscription, but are more expensive than a month of one of the streaming services mentioned above.
Live TV streaming platforms like DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, Philo, Vidgo and YouTube TV all include the Discovery Channel as part of their normal packages.
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Shark Week 2023 schedule
Here’s a look at the Shark Week 2023 schedule:
- 8 p.m. — Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy
- Ocean researchers give us an inside look at what a great white shark feeding frenzy looks like from the inside of a fake life-size whale. This is their chance to potentially finding the biggest great white sharks in South African history.
- 9 p.m. — Jaws vs. the Meg
- The megalodon used to be a pretty notorious predator. The 50 foot and 60-ton shark could devour a killer whale easily. However, new research suggests that its cousin, the great white shark may have caused its extinction.
- 10 p.m. — Serial Killer: Red Sea Feeding Frenzy
- In an attempt to figure out the cause behind three deadly shark attacks near some of the Red Sea’s most famous resorts, shark attack investigator Brandon McMillan and cinematographer Fo Zayed travel to Egypt.
- 8 p.m. — Great White Fight Club
- 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.
- 9 p.m. — Monsters of the Bermuda Triangle
- A porbeagle shark tagged off New England vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle. Evidence suggests it could be a monstrous predator. Dr. James Sulikowski and a team of scientists dive into treacherous depths to uncover the truth behind an apex predator.
- 10 p.m. — Alien Sharks: Strange New Worlds
- The tip of South Africa is a hotspot of unusual sharks that exhibit bizarre behaviors and alien appearances. Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante explores stunning kelp forests and ocean depths never seen by humans to study these extraordinary creatures.
- 8 p.m. — Mako Mania: Battle for California
- Off the coast of Los Angeles, a new population of super makos is challenging great whites for hunting territories. Dr. Craig O’Connell, Fo Zayed and Kendyl Bernet deploy state-of-the-art technology to reveal their dominance.
- 9 p.m. — Raiders of the Lost Shark
- Shark expert Matt Dicken and Shark Week legend Dickie Chivell embark on a relentless quest to locate the elusive and colossal shark named Dutchess who mysteriously vanished from Gansbaai, South Africa, years ago.
- 10 p.m. — Monster Hammerheads: Killer Instinct
- Dr. Tristan Guttridge believes hammerhead sharks can reach monster sizes by hunting other sharks – but the only way to prove it is to get tissue samples from some of the largest sharks on the planet.
- 8 p.m. — Air Jaws: Final Frontier
- Shark filmmakers hunt for “Air Jaws” in New Zealand’s hidden “launch pad.” Andy Casagrande and Jeff Kurr seek the second breaching great white to uncover secrets that make history in these waters.
- 9 p.m. — Florida Shark: Blood in the Water
- Paul de Gelder is diving into the “Shark Attack Capital of the World” to conduct experiments that will confirm what makes these dangerous waters and determine methods to mitigate the risk.
- 10 p.m. — Cocaine Sharks
- For decades rumors of cocaine-fueled sharks have been whispered throughout the fishing community. Shark expert Tom Hird travels to the Florida Keys to investigate what happens with the sharks coming in contact with the most notorious drug on the planet.
- 8 p.m. — Jaws in the Shallows
- Shark Week veteran, Dr. Riley Elliott, has traveled all over to study great whites, but now they’re terrorizing the beaches of New Zealand. Riley and his wife, Amber Jones, set out to find answers to keep their loved ones safe before it’s too late.
- 9 p.m. — Monster Mako: Fresh Blood
- Off California’s coast, 12-foot-long monster mako sharks compete head-to-head with great whites for prey. Dr. Austin Gallagher and his team get up close with both predators in the shark dome and also track makos breaching 8 feet out of the ocean.
- 10 p.m. — Shark vs Snake: Battle of the Bites
- 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 shark against snake, are snakes winning?
- 8 p.m. — Tropic Jaws
- When a 16-foot great white invades Bali, Indonesia’s warm coast, it sparks fears they could adapt to hunting the tropical beaches. Dr. Craig O’Connell and Madison Stewart are on a mission to find tropic jaws and discover why they are here.
- 9 p.m. — Deadly Sharks of Paradise
- Scientists in South America are studying a shark species thought to be responsible for a spike in 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.
- 10 p.m. — The Haunting of Shark Tower
- News of a harrowing shark encounter at North Carolina’s Frying Pan Tower has 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.
- 8 p.m. — Dawn of the Monster Mako
- A 14-foot Giant Mako is spotted in the waters of the Azores. Underwater cinematographer Joe Romeiro and his wife, Lauren, a marine biologist, search the teeming depths around the ancient islands to capture the beast on film.
- 9 p.m. — Megasharks of Dangerous Reef
- 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’re rarely seen.