Shark Week is here...get out of the water, count your fingers and toes, and thank your lucky stars you haven't been chomped in half!
You may never go in the ocean again-Especially with the current Hampton Roads shark headlines.
That's right, Checkered Flag fans. It's Shark Week!
Every year, hundreds of thousands of us tune into the Discovery Channel for a week full of heart-pounding, terrifying, and even gruesome footage of an equally feared and respected king of the sea during SHARK WEEK.
As if you didn't already know, it all kicks off tonight, Sunday, July 5th. Set those DVRs, get the popcorn ready, and be prepared to convince your seven-year-old to ever venture out into Virginia Beach waters again.
Here is a bit of the Shark Week schedule for our Checkered Flag fans. Check Discovery.com for full listings.
Premieres Sun Jul 5 8/7c
Shark expert Greg Skomal and a team of engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embark on a mission to find out why great white sightings in Florida are on the rise. It's the biggest study ever of Atlantic great whites.
Island of the Mega Shark
Premieres Sun Jul 5 9/8c
The quest to photograph the largest great white shark continues as experts Andy Casagrande and Jeff Kurr join forces with Dickie Chivell at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Theories suggest these mega sharks may come to feed and mate at this great white hot spot.
Premieres Sun Jul 5 10/9c
A team of marine biologists set out to clock the top speed of the fastest shark in the ocean - the mako. Meanwhile, a second team aims to prove that makos are ambush predators that breach to kill their prey, just like great whites.
Shark After Dark
Premieres Sun Jul 5 11/10c
Join filmmaker and shark enthusiast Eli Roth for the return of everyone's favorite late-night shark-themed talk show: Shark After Dark. Sunday through Thursday at 11/10c, Eli will be joined by actors, comedians, shark scientists and other surprise guests.
Return of the Great White Serial Killer
Premieres Mon Jul 6 9/8c
Since 2008, every two years, in October, shark attacks strike Surf Beach, California. Now as October 2014 closes in, questions remain: will the attacks happen again? Is it the same shark? And, can DNA identify the great white shark responsible?
Alien Sharks: Close Encounters
Premieres Mon Jul 6 10/9c
Deep below the ocean's surface live some of the strangest marine animals on earth. Now, three expeditions are exploring those depths for sharks that glow in the dark. They are hoping for a close encounter in the strange domain of alien sharks.
Bride of Jaws
Premieres Tue Jul 7 9/8c
At nearly 18 feet and over 3,000 pounds, a record-breaking female great white shark nicknamed "Joan of Shark" roams the waters off Western Australia. Three shark experts follow an extraordinary 4,000-mile migratory path to find and tag her.
Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba
Premieres Tue Jul 7 10/9c
A team of shark researchers head to Cuba to explore the most remote shark habitat in the world. 70 years after the largest great white ever recorded, a 23 ft. Great White named "The Cuban" was caught off the coast, a team of experts search for evidence of a population of large white sharks to prove the story is real.
Premieres Wed Jul 8 9/8c
The search for the predator that ate a 9-foot great white off the coast of Australia takes wildlife filmmaker Dave Riggs into the kill zone - a deep ocean battleground of great whites, killer whales and giant squid.
Premieres Wed Jul 8 10/9c
The ocean is a cruel place-full of predators driven to survive. But at the apex of the food chain are six swift and deadly sharks. These stealthy assassins exploit prey with specialized adaptations, making them the most fearsome predators on the planet.
Premieres Thu Jul 9 9/8c
From the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, to the tropical seas of Indonesia, researchers are getting closer to sharks than ever before. Join us on an epic journey around the globe documenting groundbreaking new research into these long misunderstood animals.
Sharks of the Shadowland
Premieres Fri Jul 10 9/8c
Mysterious sharks threaten government divers in remote New Zealand waters. Attack survivor Jenny Oliver and researcher Kina Scollay are on a quest to find out if the mysterious sevengill sharks are targeting divers-and are they hunting in packs?
Premieres Fri Jul 10 10/9c
Fifty years ago, Rodney Fox barely survived a great white shark attack. Now he is trying to help sharks survive mankind's increasing pressure upon the oceans. Join Rodney and his team as they study and tag great whites off the coast of South Australia.
Premieres Sat Jul 11 9/8c
We scoured the seas to bring you the greatest moments from Shark Week 2015! Only the closest calls, biggest bites and greatest gadgets made the cut. Then, we're revealing your top picks for the best moments in Shark Week history.
Premieres Sun Jul 12 8/7c
In a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island has become the most dangerous place on the planet for shark attacks. After 7 deaths in 4 years, locals and scientists are in a race against time to find answers before another fatal encounter.
Keep tuned in to the home of your favorite Hampton Roads dealerships and CheckeredFlag.com for more Shark Week updates.