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The most fin-tastic time of the year is back and making a huge splash! SHARK WEEK, television's longest-running and most anticipated summer programming event hits the Middle Eastern screens this month on Discovery Channel, available only on OSN, the region's largest pay-TV network, from Sunday 28 August at 21:50 KSA time, with all-new jaw-dropping and compelling shark stories guaranteed to keep viewers at the edge of their seats.
This year the shark fun will go beyond the small-screen, with SHARK WEEK content premiering live on Discovery Channel and also on OSN Play, the award-winning online viewing service offered at no cost to OSN subscribers. Take a dive into this year's SHARK WEEK programme line-up:

SHALLOW WATER INVASION - Sunday 28th August at 21:50 KSA
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. This movement shows that sharks entering shallow water is normal behaviour, which would account for some of the shark encounters happening in the shallows along coastlines.

SHARKS AMONG US Monday 29th August at 21:50 KSA
Shark encounters are increasing around the globe. The solutions to deal with the public's growing anxiety range from culling to using nets and drumlins all of which kill sharks. Dr Craig O'Connell believes he has developed a system that will prove once and for all that sharks and people can peacefully coexist and live!

SHARKS VS. DOLPHINS: FACE OFF Monday 29th August at 22:40 KSA
Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature of the relationship between these two masters of the sea. It's hostile, and dangerous, mainly for dolphins. Dolphins would rather eat fish and swim with humans; sharks would rather eat dolphins and anything they can sink their teeth into. Dr Mike Heithaus and his team bring new research that may solve why sharks attack dolphins far more than we ever knew.

AIR JAWS: NIGHT STALKER Tuesday 30th August at 21:50 KSA
Famed shark photographer Chris Fallows embarks on his 8th Air Jaws adventure with shark expert Jeff Kurr and shark biologist Neil Hammerschlag as they discover how great white sharks hunt in total darkness.

THE KILLING GAMES Tuesday 30th August at 22:40 KSA
Dr Jonathan Werry and shark cinematographer Andy Casagrande travel to a special location in South Australia to research a new great white hunting strategy, where they no longer wait for seals to enter the ocean they come out of the water and snatch them from the shore! But is this unique to Australia? It isn't; sharks are smarter than we thought and can learn new things when there's food involved.
WRATH OF A GREAT WHITE SERIAL KILLER Wednesday 31st August at 21:50 KSA
A newcomer has taken residence in the waters of the Pacific Northwest... the great white shark. Shark expert Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillian seek answers to the main questions in this case why are great white sharks travelling so far north and why are these encounters focused on this one particular place?

JAWS OF THE DEEP Thursday 1st September at 21:50 KSA
Marine biologist Greg Skomal and the REMUS SharkCam team return to Guadalupe to find the world's largest great white shark, Deep Blue. This time, they deploy two robot subs: one that dives to 300 feet, and another that goes to 2000. TThe team uncovers hunting techniques and strategies great whites use to ambush their prey and film a great white's attack on the sub!
More than just a programming stunt, shark-fans across the Middle East can also get up close and personal with these mysterious creatures at the official Discovery Channel Shark Week Exhibit now open at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, in association with OSN.
Featuring a seamless hybrid of digital technology and living marine life, visitors can learn more about shark biology and behaviour while wondering at the array of exotic shark species on show, including Hammerhead Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks and Devil Rays.
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