‘Shark Week’ 2013 Returns with ‘Sharkpocalypse’ and ‘Alien Sharks of the Deep’

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

“Shark Week” 2013 will show “Sharkpocalypse,” a documentary that evaluates last year’s deadly array of shark attacks around the world.

According to the Discovery Channel, “Sharkpocalypse” will look at a trend of sharks moving closer to shores and whether or not humans are to blame.

It premieres on Thursday at 9 p.m.

“We follow a crazy duo travelling the globe, diving with sharks to test several theories showing how humans could be causing an increase in Shark Attacks. Could the continuing finning of sharks and destruction of our oceans create a ‘Sharkpocalypse?’” reads an excerpt from Discovery.

After that, “Alien Sharks” will follow scientists as they partake in an expedition to document deep sea sharks. 

“Scientists embark on an expedition to film bizarre, deadly and extremely rare sharks of the deep sea. Their search reveals species that have changed little since the Jurassic era, and leads them to an encounter with one of the world’s rarest sharks,” reads a description from Discovery.

It shows Thursday at 10 p.m.

However, there has been some criticism directed at the Discovery Channel over its famed, 25-year-old week of shark programming.

The Guardian’s Alan Yuhas wrote in a commentary that “we love that it draws attention to sharks and that it sometimes includes some real science and conservation.”

But, he wrote, “We hate the way it’s done: maximum menace and blood, a two-note soundtrack and, occasionally, a gross indifference to facts.”

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.