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The Best Shark Week Episodes

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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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  • Wrath of a  Great White Serial Killer
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    Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer

    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.
  • Diary of a Shark Man is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Jeff Kurr.
  • Shark After Dark
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    Shark After Dark

    Season 21 Episode 6: A team of divers descends into the dangerous after-dark hunting ground of sharks.
  • Ninja Sharks
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    Ninja Sharks

    Season 27 Episode 9: Watch a full episode here first! Shark Week premieres on Discovery starting July 5th. Ninja Sharks - Unique adaptations evolved over millions of years make these 6 sharks the most lethal hunters in the sea.
  • Air Jaws: Walking with Great Whites
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    Air Jaws: Walking with Great Whites

    Season 27 Episode 14: Great white sharks live most of their lives on or near the sea floor where humans dare to venture. Now, world-renowned shark photographer Chris Fallows descends to the bottom in W.A.S.P., a craft that will allow him to enter their mysterious underworld.
  • Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa
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    Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa

    Season 101 Episode 3: Witness the awesome power of great white sharks hurtling themselves out of the water to attack their prey. Among the most spectacular predatory events in nature, only great whites of South Africa's False Bay engage in this mighty display.
  • Island of the Mega Shark
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    Island of the Mega Shark

    Season 27 Episode 2: The quest to find the largest great white continues at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. The team investigates using the all new untested ghost cage. As exploration shifts into the deep, they discover a mass coming up from the murk. Could it be the Mega Shark?
  • Return of the Great White Serial Killer
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    Return of the Great White Serial Killer

    Season 27 Episode 4: Since 2008, every two years in October, shark attacks have struck at Surf Beach, California. As October 2014 closes in, the big questions remain: will the attacks happen again? Is it the same shark? Can DNA be used to find the massive 16+ foot killer?
  • Great White Serial Killer Lives
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    Great White Serial Killer Lives

    Season 29 Episode 2: Every two years off the coast of California, a scene of great white attacks occur. Could it be the same shark again and again? Dr. Michael Domeier returns to Shark Week with experts Ralph Collier and Cal Lutheran to find the answer once and for all.
  • Air Jaws Apocalypse
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    Air Jaws Apocalypse

    Season 24 Episode 1: Air Jaws returns with an incredible all-new look at a flying great white named Colossus. To learn about this 14-foot, 3,000lb giant, a team of shark experts enters his hunting grounds with high tech cameras that capture the great white as never before!
  • WEEK. But when he gets the chance to get off the couch and be in the show, he gets in way over his head. Discovery wants him go to the Bahamas to swim with, touch, and, if he has the guts, FEED ...more
  • Shark Summer
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    Shark Summer

  • Michael Rutzen is on an unbelievable quest -- to hypnotize, in open water, one of the most dangerous animals on the planet – the great white shark. Rutzen has been working with sharks for many years ...more
  • Ultimate Air Jaws
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    Ultimate Air Jaws

    Season 22 Episode 1: World-renowned shark photographer Chris Fallows uses high-tech cameras to track the incredible agility and velocity of Air Jaws, a flying great white shark. The expedition reveals these sharks spend a lot of time near tourists in South Africa.
  • Great White Invasion
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    Great White Invasion

    Season 23 Episode 1: Great white sharks are now being routinely sighted off of some of the world's most popular beaches in California, Australia, and South Africa. Shark researchers hope to discover why these sharks are suddenly appearing and the potential threat to humans.
  • Great White Serial Killer
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    Great White Serial Killer

    Season 25 Episode 7: California's Surf Beach may be haunted by a serial killing great white shark that returns every two years to kill. The key to solving this mystery is a CSI-style forensic study that analyzes bite patterns and uses DNA sampling of teeth left behind.
  • Future Shark
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    Future Shark

    Season 101 Episode 4: Enter the murky depths of the shark's secret world to witness startling new behaviors. Glimpse a habitat previously unknown to humans as remote control and satellite technology allow cameras to follow these deep-diving predators 24/7.
  • Air Jaws II: Even Higher
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    Air Jaws II: Even Higher

    Season 101 Episode 5: Do great white sharks fly through the air only in one secluded bay in South Africa, or do they roam the world's oceans waiting for just the right opportunity to go airborne? Follow the jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics of these one-ton, 15-foot predators.
  • Shark Hunter: Chasing the Great White
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    Shark Hunter: Chasing the Great White

    Season 101 Episode 12: Frank "Monster Man" Mundus, legendary shark hunter, may have inspired the infamous Captain Quint from "JAWS". From his invention of Monster Fishing to his capture of a record 4,500-lb. great white, Mundus' passion for sharks stretches a half-century.
  • Great White Down Under
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    Great White Down Under

  • SPAWN OF JAWS follows a scientist on the brink of a breakthrough as he reveals the life cycle of the Great White Shark for the first time, including mating and pupping. Using state of the art ...more
  • Chasing Great Whites
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    Chasing Great Whites