Mumbai: Shark Week, Television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event returns for its 33rd year with bigger sharks and record-breaking breaches on Saturday, July 10 and continues through July 17, 2021, on discovery+. Shark Week 2021 will take viewers to new locations to study and record new shark behaviors that have never been seen on camera before. Leading up to Shark Week, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and discovery+ will celebrate with a shark movie festival across three platforms with titles like ‘Crickey! It’s Shark Week’, ‘Expedition Unknown’, ‘Sharkadelic Summer 2 ft. Snoop Dogg’, ‘Extinct or Alive: The Lost Shark, ‘Shark Week Best in Show’, ‘Alien Sharks: First Contact’, amongst others.
Discovery Network continues to be the preeminent destination for shark programming and works with nearly two dozen of the world’s most respected marine biologists and science institutions. SHARK WEEK2021 will once again deliver incredible brand-new, innovative shark research and compelling insight on some of the most remarkable shark species in the world including the first in utero tag in a pregnant Tiger shark, a potentially new Great White mating behavior and the discovery of an elusive pupping ground. Recording shark behaviors that have never been seen on camera before, SHARK WEEK2021 will take viewers to new locations to study new shark behaviors including Bull shark hunting patterns and new heights – capturing the highest breach ever recorded as Discovery celebrates these brilliant creatures.
Oceana and Discovery continue their longstanding partnership to help protect sharks, which are threatened by a global shark fin trade that includes fins from as many as 73 million sharks each year. Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (S. 1106) — a bill that would ban the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States — as part of a broader legislative package known as the United States Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260). The market for shark fins is a historic driver of overfishing, which is why it’s more important than ever that this year’s Shark Week collaborations with major brands and content creators help raise money for Oceana’s campaigns and educate fans about why healthy oceans need sharks. This year Discovery is partnering with Beneath The Waves, an ocean NGO using cutting-edge science to advance scientific discovery and catalyze ocean policy, with initiatives focusing on the conservation of biodiversity and highly migratory species such as sharks.