What’s Driving Shark Attacks in Recife? | SharkFest

[dramatic music] NARRATOR: Along a roughly 25-mile stretch of shore, there have been more than 60 shark attacks since records began and almost half of them fatal. In fact, this small area accounts for almost 50% of recorded attacks in the entire continent. As a result, it’s earned a chilling designation as South America’s deadliest […]

Fur Seals vs. Great White Sharks | Hostile Planet

[dramatic music] NARRATOR: This pup has strayed too close to the edge. Now, it’s out of its depth. [seagull cawing] A pup can outmaneuver a shark, but only for so long. Half of all such encounters end badly for seals. [seals calling] The adults must deal with this persistent menace. But how? It takes one […]

Tonic Immobility in Tiger Sharks | SharkFest

Welcome to Tiger Beach. NARRATOR: Eli recognizes some of the tigers, but one shark stands out. Her swift movements keep Eli and Matt on their toes. [grunt] Whoa! NARRATOR: They name her Jitterbug. Time and again, Eli must risk a bite to redirect her with his expert handling skills. [bleep] Yeah, she definitely has the […]

Western Australia’s Shark Attack Causes | SharkFest

[music playing] NARRATOR: And while sharks have always been present along this massive shoreline, starting in 2010, they become a problem. More than 60 attacks in just 10 years, triple the number of incidents from the preceding decade– it’s an unprecedented uptick. Shark attacks in Western Australia previously were rare. Now they’re almost regular events. […]

What Shark Is Attacking Tourists? | SharkFest

[dramatic music] NARRATOR: So what is behind this deadly spate of attacks? According to local news reporter Jerry Sinon, it’s a question on everyone’s mind. There was a lot of rumors in regards to the attacks. Why did it happen? And in two weeks time it happened twice. NARRATOR: One such rumor concerns the identity […]

Shark Attack Capital of the World | SharkFest

[music playing] The coastline, extending roughly 15 miles around the town, is a shark-attack hot spot. There have been as many as 20 shark attacks in a single year, which is a tremendous number for such a small area. NARRATOR: In fact, since records began, this tiny region has seen a shocking total of more […]

Why Are White Shark Attacks on the Rise? | SharkFest

[dramatic music] NARRATOR: Great whites are the most feared predator in the ocean. They typically hunt large mammals, like seals, sea lions, and whales. But they are also responsible for more attacks on humans than any other shark species. And that’s not all. When Collier digs into the details from the other four incidents in […]

Is Sargassum Attracting Sharks to Galveston? | SharkFest

NARRATOR: Bull sharks bite with more force, pound for pound, than any other species of large shark. But in Texas waters, they don’t frequently turn their teeth on humans. That is, until 2010– three attacks in less than a year. The safety and livelihood of local residents is under threat. Galveston is a tourism mecca, […]

The Jersey Shore Shark Attacks | SharkFest

NARRATOR: It calls to mind events that occurred more than a century ago, which means the key to the present dilemma may lie in the past. DAN HUBER: Understanding patterns in historical attacks can also help us to understand patterns in current attacks. NARRATOR: So experts are turning their attention back, all the way back […]

A Great White Shark Breached & Just Missed Us!

NARRATOR: is a crazy picture. That is a gigantic great white shark. And as we can clearly see, the picture was taken at really, really close range. Maybe too close. My question is, who took this photo and how much danger were they in? The person on the other end of the camera was this […]