Nat Geo Wild Looking to Outdo "Shark Week" with 2-Weeks-Long "SharkFest"! - Bloody Disgusting
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They’re gonna need a bigger network.

In a brilliant bit of counter-programming, The Wrap reports today that Nat Geo Wild’s sixth annual “SharkFest” is super-sizing to two weeks this summer, making it a full week longer than Discovery’s upcoming 30th anniversary “Shark Week.” In addition, “SharkFest” launches a week earlier than “Shark Week,” on Sunday, July 15.

The site previews this year’s “SharkFest” content…

“When Sharks Attack: Mayhem in Mexico”
Premieres Sunday, July 15, at 8/7c
Cancun is an ideal getaway, renowned for its beautiful beaches, fascinating culture and scenic landscapes. Usually a pristine location, the waters of Cancun suddenly becomes a hotspot for shark attacks between 2011 and 2013, with six attacks along its shores. Locals who have never seen an attack are baffled and hotels start to wonder what is putting their guests at risk. A community where shark attacks have never happened wonders, what could be the cause? Scientists put their heads together to figure out the cause behind the surge in attacks.

“Shark vs. Tuna”
Premieres Sunday, July 15, at 9/8c
Witness a clash of oceanic titans in the remote crystal-blue battlefields of Ascension Island. Yellowfin tuna and mako and tiger sharks are all apex predators, but to these sharks, yellowfin tuna are the ultimate prize. The tuna are often faster, fitter and bigger than the sharks, reaching well over 250 pounds. Any shark hunting these beasts needs brute strength and a little bit of luck to capture one. But when a third player enters the game, the scales tip. Who will win?

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