Zombie Shark

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Zombie Shark is a docufiction program by Discovery Channel for the 2014 Shark Week. The premise of the program is that sharks can be brought into a state of tonic immobility (a kind of trance) by flipping them on their back, and that this characteristic might explain how a supposed series of Great white shark killings occurred: the suggestion is that Orcas have developed that skill and are thus able to kill large numbers of sharks.[1] Zombie Shark, indeed much of Discovery's 2014 programming, was panned by critics,[2] with the Houston Press claiming that Discovery had jumped the shark.[3]


  1. ^ Rodgers, Vernor (25 July 2014). "5 things to do during Shark Week". San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Tse, Carman (13 August 2014). "'Shark Week' LIES: Discovery Channel Tricks Scientists Into Appearing On Their Trash Programming". LAist. Archived from the original on 15 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Vonder Haar, Pete (13 August 2014). ""Shark Week" Has Officially [Puts On Sunglasses] Jumped The Shark". Houston Press. Retrieved 14 August 2014.