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When Sharks attack is a documentary about a rash of recent shark attacks in America off of the coasts of Florida, California and in Mexico. The show utilizes underwater cinematography in addition to in-depth interviews with survivors and witnesses to show the audience what a shark attack is like.

In addition to exploring the reality of a shark attack the show explores and tries to uncover what has started up this new rash of attacks. Though shark attacks on surfers like those in Mexico are not uncommon, the attacks in Florida and California are a bit harder to explain. These beaches are places that had been free from shark attack from years and a good deal of the concern was how to protect the tourists from these sharks. The shows cover both the medical reality of shark bites as well as a good amount of information about the sharks themselves.

An important thing to keep in mind when watching this show is that shark bites and shark attacks are often graphic and violent. Shark attacks often end in death and this as well as the graphic wounds could upset some viewers and small children.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic Wild
4 Seasons, 16 Episodes
July 8, 2013
Animals, Documentary & Biography
7.2/10
Cast: Eric Meyers, Dan Huber
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  • In 2015, Oahu is the site of three mysterious shark attacks in just under three weeks, with two victims suffering life-changing injuries.

  • Just north of San Francisco lies a rugged coastline renowned for its picturesque cliffs and sandy beaches. But in 2004, this wilderness-lovers' dream became a nightmare when the area was stunned by four separate shark attacks over the course of six months. A team of investigators takes a closer look at what could be the cause of these mysterious and terrifying attacks and reveal the science behind what is driving them towards the crowded waters.

  • Cancun is an ideal getaway, renowned for its beautiful beaches, fascinating culture and scenic landscapes. Usually a pristine location, the waters of Cancun suddenly becomes a hotspot for shark attacks between 2011 and 2013, with six attacks along its shores. Locals who have never seen an attack are baffled and hotels start to wonder what is putting their guests at risk. A community where shark attacks have never happened wonders, what could be the cause? Scientists put their heads together to figure out the cause behind the surge in attacks.

  • In 2015, Australia is under siege from nine terrifying shark attacks.

  • Sharks unleash a reign of terror in top tourist destinations.

  • Harrowing stories from people who faced real-life Jaws and lived to tell the tale.

  • The Carolina coast boasts 500 miles of safe sandy beaches, making it a premiere tourist destination. But in 2015, this family vacation hotspot became a shark attack hell. Day after day, adults and children had dangerous encounters, eventually totaling an unprecedented 16 victims. Limbs were lost, lives were changed, and we are on a mission to figure out why.

  • The Bahamas is a nation of 700 islands with some of the most biodiverse marine life in the world. Despite being home to 40 species of shark, attacks on humans are unusual. But in 2002, the number of vicious encounters tripled and 36 people were left maimed or dead. What has caused this terrifying spike and turned this paradise into a hell?

  • Despite its fame as the filming location for the infamous movie "Jaws," Cape Cod has long been a peaceful tourist destination with no shark attacks in nearly 80 years. In 2012, all that changed. With shark experts Dr. Greg Skomal and Dr. Dan Huber, discover the fascinating and unique circumstances that created a predator nightmare, including four attacks and 600 sightings within four years.

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