The Science of Shark Attacks
Discovery Channel, Channel 5, 60 minutes
Every year over 100 people worldwide are attacked by sharks… and those strikes are mostly attributed to just three species. The Bull, Tiger and perhaps most feared of all… the Great White Shark. The film takes a journey to some of the Earth’s shark attack ‘hot spots’. Opening the book on real-case studies… re-living harrowing attacks through personal interview and dramatic reconstructions.
Lorrie Boyette and Jesse Spencer were bitten while swimming off the coast of Hawaii. Ken Crew was killed in just three feet of water in Perth, Australia. But why were they targeted? Leading scientists across three continents are hunting for answers. From observing Great White behavior without a dive cage in South Africa to using micro transmitters inside Hammerhead sharks on Hawaii… The Science of Shark Attacks attempts to unravel the mystery of why the ‘big cats’ of the oceans sometimes find ‘us’ so appetizing.
Filming locations: United States, South Africa, Australia and the Hawaiian Islands.