For nature lovers, Shark Week on Discovery is one of the most anticipated TV specials of the year. This year, Shark Week is especially pertinent to Canadians, as "Daily Planet" hosts Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin return early from hiatus for five special "Shark Week" episodes – featuring dozens of original Canadian "Shark Week" stories and content – from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Cape Cod, New Orleans, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas.
Each episode spotlights the planet’s biggest, most enigmatic species of sharks – including the basking shark, cow shark, great hammerhead shark, great white shark, blue shark, bull shark, blacktip shark, and even an extinct shark – the helicoprion.
HuffPost Canada TV caught up with Tong and Riskin at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto, where we talked about the potential harm of tagging sharks, whether they ever get scared when they get in the water with the big predators, and where in Canada someone is most likely to see a shark.
The "Daily Planet" Shark Week episodes premiere Monday, August 11 and run through Friday, August 15. All episodes are at 7 p.m. ET.