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The Best Shark Week Episodes

Updated January 18, 2018 1.1k votes 176 voters 11.3k views140 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Shark Week episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best Shark Week episodes, as determined by voters like you. Shark Week takes place every year on the Discovery Channel, where shark-oriented content is shown for seven days. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Shark Week episodes of all time are. Fans of Shark Week are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list is made up of episodes like Great White Appetite and Day of the Shark 2. What is the best Shark Week episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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    Jaws of the Pacific is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Jaws of the Pacific

    Jul 19 2005

    SeasonShark Week - Season 18

    Episode Number5

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    Shark Bites: Adventures in Sha is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Shark Bites: Adventures in Shark Week

    Aug 04 2010

    SeasonShark Week - Season 2010

    Episode Number5

    WEEK. But when he gets the chance to get off the couch and be in the show, he gets in way over...
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    Diary of a Shark Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Diary of a Shark Man

    Jul 15 2005

    SeasonShark Week - Season 18

    Episode Number1

    Diary of a Shark Man is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Jeff Kurr.
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    Great White Shark Uncaged is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Great White Shark Uncaged

    Jul 16 2005

    SeasonShark Week - Season 18

    Episode Number2

  • 5
    Bull Shark: World's Deadli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark

    Jul 18 2005

    SeasonShark Week - Season 18

    Episode Number4

  • 6
    Wrath of a  Great White Serial is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
    Season 28 Episode 8: A deadly newcomer has taken residence in the waters of the Pacific Northwest, leaving behind frightened eyewitnesses, and bitten surfers. Shark expert Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillian seek answers to why the great white sharks travel so far north.
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    Shark Summer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Shark Summer

  • 8
    Sharkman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Sharkman

    Aug 04 2007

    SeasonShark Week - Season 20

    Episode Number8

    Michael Rutzen is on an unbelievable quest -- to hypnotize, in open water, one of the most...
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    Spawn of Jaws is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Spawn of Jaws

    Aug 06 2013

    Episode Number6

    SPAWN OF JAWS follows a scientist on the brink of a breakthrough as he reveals the life cycle...
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    Sharks in a Desert Sea is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Sharks in a Desert Sea

    Jul 01 1999

    SeasonShark Week - Season 12

    Episode Number0

  • 11
    What Killed the Mega Beasts? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    What Killed the Mega Beasts?

  • 12
    Shark After Dark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
    Season 21 Episode 6: A team of divers descends into the dangerous after-dark hunting ground of sharks.
  • 13
    Shark Attack Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Shark Attack Rescuers

    Feb 28 2002

    Episode Number1

    Experience real life shark attack rescues as we travel to some of the most popular, and most...
  • 14
    Day of the Shark 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
    Season 22 Episode 4: Shark attack survivors recall six bloody tales of what happens when humans unwittingly find themselves face to face with the ocean's top predator.
  • 15
    Shark Week: Blood in the Water is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
    Season 21 Episode 1: The true story behind the bloody shark attacks of 1916 that inspired the movie "Jaws."
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    Shark Tribe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Shark Tribe

    Aug 02 2007

    SeasonShark Week - Season 20

    Episode Number6

    Animal behaviorist Dave Salmoni and South African shark scientist Ryan Johnson journey to the...
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    Air Jaws: Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
    Season 28 Episode 9: Famed shark photographer Chris Fallows embarks on his eighth Air Jaws adventure with shark expert Jeff Kurr and shark biologist Dr. Neil Hammerschlag as they discover how great white sharks hunt in total darkness.
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    Sharks: Are They Hunting Us? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Sharks: Are They Hunting Us?

    Aug 02 2006

    SeasonShark Week - Season 19

    Episode Number3

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    Jaws Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
    Season 23 Episode 2: Great Whites are back in the very same waters JAWS was made. Shark expert Greg Skomal is high alert as a huge, 18 foot Great White is spotted off Chatham, MA's beaches. Why have they returned? Where are they going? Is it safe to go back in the water?
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    Sharks: A Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Sharks: A Family Affair

    Aug 03 2007

    SeasonShark Week - Season 20

    Episode Number7

    As South Africa’s leading shark expert, Craig Ferreira has spent his entire life studying and...
  • 21
    Paradise for Predators: Sharks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Paradise for Predators: Sharks of Palau

  • 22
    Chasing Great Whites is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Chasing Great Whites

  • 23
    Great White Down Under is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Great White Down Under

  • 24
    Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Su is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
    Season 26 Episode 3: Said to be deadliest great white shark of all time, "Submarine" is a 30 foot great white that has terrorized the shores of South Africa for decades.Locals believe this shark is responsible for countless fatal attacks, but existence has never been proven.
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    Sharks Under Glass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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    Sharks Under Glass

    Aug 14 2003

    SeasonShark Week - Season 2

    Episode Number1

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