Shark Week 2020 is about to kick off on Discovery Channel, revealing phenomenal insights into some of the most unique species in the world though brand-new, innovative shark research technology.
As with all things ‘2020’, this year's SharkWeek will be a little different, shedding light on how the global lockdown and reduced amount of human activity on the seas has given sharks the opportunity to reclaim the oceans.
Ahead of Shark Week swimming on to TV screens Sunday, August 16, here are five fascinating shark facts to whet your appetite:
1 - There are over 500 species of shark and scientists are still discovering more
2 - Sharks are predators, but as predators they help create balance in the food chain by eating fish
3 - Sharks vary a lot in size, the smallest is about the size of a human hand and the largest can be up to 12 meters long
4 - Sharks have a sixth sense which helps them smell, hear, and track down prey
5 - The shark’s home – the ocean - is in danger, as climate change and plastic pollution puts the shark population under threat
To learn more, tune into Discovery Channel’s jaws-dropping special line-up, as the channel continues to work with nearly two dozen of the world’s most respected marine biologists and science institutions to bring you the latest and most thought-provoking, interesting insights.
SHARK WEEK 2020 will premiere in the region from Sunday August 16 on Discovery Channel (OSN channel 500).