TV Episodes 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... is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Great White Shark Uncaged is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Great White Shark Uncaged Jul 16 2005

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Shark Bites: Adventures in Sha... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Shark Bites: Adventures in Shark Week Aug 04 2010 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

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Jaws of the Pacific is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Jaws of the Pacific Jul 19 2005

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Diary of a Shark Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Diary of a Shark Man Jul 15 2005 Diary of a Shark Man is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Jeff Kurr.

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Shark Summer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Shark Summer

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Bull Shark: World's Deadliest ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark Jul 18 2005

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Chasing Great Whites is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Chasing Great Whites

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Spawn of Jaws is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Spawn of Jaws Aug 06 2013 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

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Sharkman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Sharkman Aug 04 2007 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 ...more

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Sharks in a Desert Sea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Sharks in a Desert Sea Jul 01 1999

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Air Jaws: Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Shark After Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 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.

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Air Jaws Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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!

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Air Jaws: Walking with Great W... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Air Jaws: Sharks of South Afri... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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What Killed the Mega Beasts? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
What Killed the Mega Beasts?

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Great White Down Under is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Great White Down Under

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Great White Serial Killer Live... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Return of the Great White Seri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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?

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Ninja Sharks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Jaws Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Island of the Mega Shark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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?

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Future Shark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Air Jaws II: Even Higher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Great White Invasion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Shark Hunter: Chasing the Grea... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Great White Serial Killer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Ultimate Air Jaws is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
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.

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Anatomy of a Shark Bite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Anatomy of a Shark Bite Jul 20 2005

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Great White Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Great White Gauntlet Aug 08 2013 The coast of South Australia is a place like no other. It's home to a Great White feeding ground that is one of the most dangerous places in the world. Known in local legend as the Great White ...more

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Sharks Under Glass is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Sharks Under Glass Aug 14 2003

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Day of the Shark 3 is listed (or ranked) 33 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.

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Air Jaws: Fin of Fury is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 26 Episode 2: Using incredible new cameras and high tech underwater gadgetry, Shark Filmmaker Jeff Kurr and his team embark on a world wide mission to track down the missing “mega-shark” Colossus.

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Lair of The Mega Shark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 26 Episode 6: Shark Experts Jeff Kerr and Andy Cassagrande head to New Zealand to investigate the sightings of a 20 foot Great White Shark which leads them to the nocturnal feeding ground of a “mega-shark”.

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Shallow Water Invasion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 28 Episode 5: Using a self-propelled shark cage called "The Explorer", marine biologists Mauricio Hoyos and Grant Johnson will investigate a recent discovery at Guadalupe Island - great whites moving into shallow waters at night.

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Shark Week: Blood in the Water is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Return of the Monster Mako is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 28 Episode 3: Professional shark tagger Keith Poe, and marine biologists Greg Stuntz, Matt Ajemain and their team use state-of-the-art technology to capture hunting techniques of thousand-pound mako sharks - what fishermen call a "grander."

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Shark Week 2013 Preview is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Watch history in the making, as a Great White shark gets tracked and filmed by an underwater camera for the first time.

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Shark Tribe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Shark Tribe Aug 02 2007 Animal behaviorist Dave Salmoni and South African shark scientist Ryan Johnson journey to the remote, tribal shores of New Guinea to unravel the mysterious secrets of the local shark whisperers ...more

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Shark Attack Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Shark Attack Rescuers Feb 28 2002 Experience real life shark attack rescues as we travel to some of the most popular, and most dangerous, beaches around the world.

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Sharks: A Family Affair is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Sharks: A Family Affair Aug 03 2007 As South Africa’s leading shark expert, Craig Ferreira has spent his entire life studying and diving with sharks. For the past several years his dream has been to travel the world for a year to ...more

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Paradise for Predators: Sharks... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Paradise for Predators: Sharks of Palau

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Shark Alley: Legend of Dynamit... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 27 Episode 13: A spunky teenage great white named Dynamite is determined to earn his stripes in the treacherous waters of South Africa. A team of wildlife filmmakers are hot on the trail, using state of the art technology to track his incredible journey.

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Monster Mako is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 27 Episode 3: A team of marine biologists set out to clock the top speed of the fastest shark in the ocean - the Mako. Meanwhile, a second crew aims to prove that Makos are ambush predators that breach to kill their prey, just like Great Whites.

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Isle of Jaws is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 28 Episode 4: Shark photographer Andy Casagrande and marine biologist Dr. Jonathan Werry get up close and personal with a dozen large great whites in the hopes of solving two great white secrets - where they mate, and where they have their young.

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Shark Trek is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 27 Episode 1: Shark expert, Greg Skomal and a team of engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embark on a mission to find out why Great White sightings in Florida are on the rise. It's the biggest study ever of Atlantic Great Whites.

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Sharks vs. Dolphins: Face Off is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 28 Episode 11: Dr. Mike Heithaus and his team set out into the hostile and dangerous environment to study the relationships between dolphin and shark. What they find during their research could solve one of the oceans deepest mysteries.

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Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 29 Episode 8: Alien Sharks is back on Shark Week to find the strangest shark in the waters. Dr. Craig O'Connoll travels to the Bass Strait for sawsharks, while Victoria Elena Vasquez and Dr. David Ebert go into deep water in Tokyo Bay to find the goblin shark.

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Sharks Among Us is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Shark Week Episodes
Season 28 Episode 7: Sharks attacks on humans and sharks killed by humans are increasing around globe, but Dr. Craig O'Connell believes he has developed a system that will prove once and for all that shark and people can peacefully coexist - and live!