Facts: The Wolf Eel

The wolf eel is not a true eel. It is a species of wolf fish that lives in the North Pacific Ocean. Wolf eels are bottom dwelling fish that can inhabit rocky shorelines down to 740 ft (226 m) deep. They prefer enclosed spaces, like rocky crevices. They sometimes have to compete with octopuses for […]

Jolly Green Giant | What Sam Sees

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. […]

Wolf Eel | Amazing Animals

NARRATOR: AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR SOME MORE“AMAZING ANIMALS”!NUMBER 13…THE AMAZING WOLF EEL!EVEN THOUGH IT’S CALLED AN EEL,THIS IS JUST A REALLY LONG FISH!WOLF-EEL: MY DADDY WAS A LONG FISH.NARRATOR: I SEE!WOLF-EEL: MY GRANDDADDY WAS A LONG FISH.NARRATOR: RIGHT!WOLF-EEL: MY GREAT GREAT-GRANDDADDY WAS…NARRATOR: I THINK I GET THE IDEA.THEY LIVE IN THESE GENERAL AREAS AROUNDTHE […]

How Do Sharks and Rays Use Electricity to Find Hidden Prey? | Deep Look

We live in a world full of electric fields. Animals, plants — even the earth itself — creates them. But only a handful of creatures can actually sense them. Sharks — also rays and skates… a whole group, animals called elasmobranchs — can actually detect electricity Maybe it’s like feeling the presence of someone hiding […]

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 […]