See what's coming up as the network's five-week celebration of sharks continues

July 24, 2020 04:50 PM
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Sure they're terrifying, but did you know that sharks actually have a softer side?

As Nat Geo's SharkFest swims on, fans of the scary sea creatures will get to know the "fragile, delicate, ingenious, collaborative and even clumsy" aspects of sharks on 50 Shades of Sharks, premiering Friday night, July 24, at 10 p.m. ET. According to a release on the special, new research on the animals "allows for a glimpse of some of their most intimate and seldom-seen behaviors," like cleaning, resting and even reproduction.

In the exclusive clip above, entitled "Shark Spa Day," viewers can even watch sharks relax as they enjoy a current in Polynesia that lets them float, oxygenation their cells with minimal effort. Weak swimming fish even latch onto the sharks for a "free ride."

A bull shark eyes the camera on Raging Bull Shark
National Geographic

Elsewhere in the SharkFest universe, viewers can check out Raging Bull Shark, airing Sunday night, July 26, at 8 p.m. ET, which pits bull sharks against great white and tiger sharks to show who is the "champion of the chomp," according to a release. As climates around the world warm, bull sharks are taking on more territory, leading to a rise in shark-on-shark attacks. Raging Bull Shark explores why this "deceptively unremarkable" species could become the world's most dangerous shark.

For those looking for an extra fix, Saturday night, July 25, boats a When Sharks Attack marathon on National Geographic.

Missed week one of SharkFest? Not to fear! ESPN's Kenny Mayne made a special video just for National Geographic rounding up the top SharkFest plays of the week. Check out the highlights above.

The next two weeks of SharkFest will happen on National Geographic, followed by another two weeks of TV about these fascinating underwater predators on Nat Geo WILD. This solid five-week block of shark-filled television will include 17 original premieres and hours of captivating content from National Geographic expansive archives.

Tune in to 50 Shades of Sharks and more as SharkFest continues on National Geographic.