Texas researchers take on 1,000-plus-pound ‘Monster Makos’ for ‘Shark Week’ tonight

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One of the best weeks of the year has returned — we’re talking “Shark Week.” But Texans are in for a special treat this year as Discovery Channel’s summer television event begins tonight, featuring Texas researchers in “Return of Monster Mako.”

The team hails from the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. “Return of Monster Mako” will air at 8 p.m. and is a sequel to last year’s “Monster Mako,” which drew 3.265 million viewers — the highest ratings of the night.

According to TAMU-Corpus Christi’s news release, the shark experts set out on a seven-day expedition to tag and study the over 1,000-pound Mako sharks that feed off the Southern California coast.

Read the full news release here and places to celebrate “Shark Week” in Austin here.

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