The Jersey Shore Shark Attack

The summer of 1916 was this beautiful innocent age and the Jersey Shore was the place to be at that time. Well, this well-educated charming young man Charles Vansant, the doctor’s son from Philadelphia, decides to take an early evening swim as soon as the family lands in Beach Haven. Come on, boy. NARRATOR: Vansant […]

Shark Finning | SHARK ACADEMY

Sharks are endangered all over the world, and one of the reasons unfortunately, is soup. I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! Shark Fin Soup is a Chinese delicacy dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Like serving caviar at a party in the west, serving shark fin soup at an event in China symbolizes […]


1995, disaster strikes the West Coast of California. Damn! 1998, despite efforts made by the authorities, the scourge strikes again. God damn! Punta Kaka Beach remains threatened by the beast. Impossible to fight it. The victims have piled up… Only one man was able to save Punta Kaka. Day 1 Come on! California Beach. Punta […]

Great White Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It’s the animal we know as JAWS, and has quite a reputation for attacking people. I’m Jonathan Bird and this is shark academy! This is the Great White Shark. The Great White Shark! Not to be confused with the wimpy White Shark, or the Mediocre White Shark, which are two distinct sub-species of the Great […]

Whitetip Reef Sharks hunting at night at Cocos Island

During the day, this reef has vast schools of fish on it. At night, all those fish are still here. Most are holed up inside the reef sleeping. But this Creole Wrasse is sleeping right out in plain view of the sharks. Is it in trouble? A bright blue Parrotfish sticks out like a sore […]

10 Best Shark Movies

In the ocean, they have no rival. And on cable, they have their own week. Our fascination with sharks has given filmmakers endless opportunities to prey on audiences’ fears, turning this oft-misunderstood prehistoric species into a bloodthirsty killing machine—even if you’re not in the water. Sharks in the desert, sharks in space, sharks in a […]

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks | JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD

Next on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World: Sharks that east something disgusting! Ahh, Hawaii. With its beautiful beaches and warm weather, few would argue that Hawaii is one of the nicest places in the world to visit. But you know me, I won’t be sitting on the beach getting a tan. I have come to Hawaii […]

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 […]

Night of the Hunting Sharks! | JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD

Coming up next on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, Jonathan films an amazing night hunting behavior! Hi I’m Jonathan Bird and welcome to my world! The White tip reef shark. It’s one of the most common small sharks on reefs all around the Indo-Pacific. Considered largely harmless, this shark is usually seen by divers lounging on […]

Greenland Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

It’s the northernmost shark species, thriving in the chilly waters of the North Atlantic, and its flesh is poisonous! I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy. Greenland Sharks mostly eat fish but they sometimes catch seals, and a few odd animals have been found in their stomachs, including a reindeer–an entire reindeer in the […]