The Greatest Clips From Shark Week

 

QURIKY | by Emma Becque

Shark week 2018 has arrived

If you haven't heard of Shark Week before, it is a week-long marathon of all things sharks aired on the Discovery Channel. 


Shark Week Best Moments

 

The week-long show offers shark obsessed fanatics the chance to learn more about sharks with science documentaries, but also keeps the viewer's pulses racing with some of the most dare-devil antics which are carried out in a bid to learn more about the way in which sharks hunt their prey. 

We have collected some of the scariest moments and near misses caught on camera during Shark Week. 

Shark Week Glass Cage

1. THE GLASS

CAGE

Discovery Channel pushed the boundaries when they put surfer Dicky in a glass cage to see if the shark would attack...

Shark Week Sharks Attack Cameraman

2. Two Sharks Attack Cameraman.

Shark Week videographers are always taking risks when filming predators such as the great white shark. This time it was a close call...

3. The Worlds largest shark to ever be filmed

At the staggering size of 20ft long which is the equivalent to the size of a large shipping container, the camera crew could not believe their eyes when they caught this pregnant great white shark on camera.

SHARKS AT NIGHT ATTACKS CAGE

4. NIGHT TIME FEEDING FRENZY

Everyone knows not to enter the water during the night as this is when sharks hunt their prey. However, Shark Week dedicated an entire episode to the sharks nighttime feeding behaviour. Unfortunately, the shark mistook the metal cage for its nighttime snack!

shark decoy shark week

5. SHARK DECOY ATTRACTS SHARKS

This was a brave move. Discovery Channel decided to test out whether sharks were deterred, or, attracted to the shape of a shark on the surface of the ocean. However, to make things a little more adrenaline pumping they decided to add surfer Dicker on top of the replica!

SHARK EXPERT ATTACKED by bull shark

Whilst filming an episode on shark behaviour amongst a sea of circling bull sharks, a shark expert is severely bitten on the calf during a feeding frenzy. Always be vigilant when in shark-infested waters!

For the full list of episodes for this years Shark Week 2018 on The Discovery Channel click the button below.