National Geographic Sharks

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  • 2007
  • 1 Season

There are many different varieties of sharks all over the world. Big, small, short, long these beasts of the water have a lot in common. Uncover little known secrets about sharks in this documentary style special. Is it true that a shark can scent a single drop of blood from a mile away? Watch and find out that and more.

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Shark Island
7. Shark Island
April 19, 2009
Hammerheads school in enormous numbers. Coral reefs ripple with color by day but at night turn into killing grounds for packs of whitetip sharks. Pristine waters brim with tuna and dolphins in hot pursuit of clouds of fish. Isla del Coco, or Cocos Island, appears as a tiny dot on a map in the Pacific Ocean more than 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, and is home to one of the greatest concentrations of predators on the planet. Dive into this carnivorous crowd in Shark Island with marine ecologist Enric Sala and an international team of explorers and scientists. The team traverses hundreds of square miles of ocean in search of clues to explain why so many predators congregate here and why, just outside Cocos' protected waters, life largely disappears.
The Whale That Ate Jaws
6. The Whale That Ate Jaws
November 28, 2008
Off the coast of San Francisco, an unexpected killing challenged the great white shark's supremacy as the ultimate predator when one became prey to a killer whale. Whale-watchers witnessed a stunning act of nature as a killer whale rose to the water's surface with a great white in its mouth and held it there for 15 minutes. Even more amazing, biologist Peter Pyle was nearby and able to get underwater footage of two whales feeding on the shark. They ate the liver and then departed the scene, leaving the rest to the birds. The incident raised questions, such as how did the killer whale take the huge shark without a struggle? And why did the whales only eat the shark's liver?
Great White Odyssey
5. Great White Odyssey
November 28, 2008
The great white shark: an animal of myths and legend. All the earth's oceans are home to these fearsome predators, yet the movements of these intriguing beasts have remained largely an enigma until now. Now, National Geographic journeys on a deep-sea expedition with world-renowned shark experts Michael Scholl and Ramon Bonfil as they tag a 12-foot great white they call Nicole-named for shark-lover and actress Nicole Kidman. Nicole is lone female who takes them on an epic journey across an ocean seething with threats to her survival. Driven by overpowering natural instincts, Nicole navigates icy cold waters, dives to unfathomable depths, battles hunger and fatigue, outsmarts some of the ocean's most lethal inhabitants and ultimately travels 6,000 nautical miles in 99 days, the fastest trans-oceanic migration recorded for any fish. Experience her world up close through her eyes and senses-a world full of wonder, mystery and danger.
Mystery Shark
4. Mystery Shark
September 21, 2008
Reptile expert Brady Barr plunges to frigid ocean depths to get close up to one of the world's most mysterious, deep-sea sharks-the giant sixgill shark. These prehistoric creatures have remained elusive despite their size, but while filming some of the largest congregations of sharks ever seen, Barr and his team make an amazing observation and capture unique shark behavior on film.
Sharkville
3. Sharkville
July 25, 2008
While on a study in Sharkville, a shark-infested area off Africa's coast, shark expert Ryan Johnson made the discovery of a lifetime, great whites hunting at night. For the first time on film, witness this remarkable sight.
Shark Superhighway
2. Shark Superhighway
April 8, 2008
Hidden beneath the surface of the sea is a phenomenon we know almost nothing about. On land, scientists have long studied the great animal migrations, but in the ocean some of the most spectacular events go almost unnoticed. Now, with an international team of scientists, National Geographic examines the movements of hammerhead sharks. How do they navigate? Do they possess an internal compass? What prompts them to seek out distant destinations? In a world threatened by overfishing and declining marine populations, understanding their behavior may be the key to ensuring hammerhead survival.
Ultimate Shark
1. Ultimate Shark
February 19, 2007
See the world's first MRI scan of a great white shark as Ultimate Shark reveals the extreme engineering and predatory abilities of one of nature's most near perfect predators. Hear firsthand accounts of people who survived harrowing encounters, including a surfer who was bitten on the arm and leg, towed by the surfboard ankle strap and miraculously escaped only with minor injuries. National Geographic demystifies the true motives and power behind their behavior.
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There are many different varieties of sharks all over the world. Big, small, short, long these beasts of the water have a lot in common. Uncover little known secrets about sharks in this documentary style special. Is it true that a shark can scent a single drop of blood from a mile away? Watch and find out that and more.National Geographic Sharks is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on February 19, 2007.

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National Geographic Sharks is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch National Geographic Sharks on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 19, 2007