The media has a feeding frenzy every time a shark is spotted, one of Hollywood’s most iconic movies—Jaws—was based on the ominous species, and the Discovery Channel devotes an entire week each summer to the mysterious undersea creatures.
The great white shark known as “Deep Blue” is nearly 20 feet long and is thought to be the largest great white ever caught on film.
Discovery Channel’s Shark Week continues Monday with heart-pumping, nail-biting and educational programming.
Shark Week 2018 — the 30th installment of the annual franchise — will kick off Sunday, July 22, with eight days of shark-centric specials. Since 2010, it has been the longest-running cable television programming event in history.