DIVE INTO THE WATER AND GET INSIDE THE MINDS OF THE WORLD’S MOST FORMIDABLE SHARKS IN SHARK SQUAD

NEW SERIES FOLLOWS RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION EFFORTS FOR THESE MISUNDERSTOOD OCEAN CREATURES

 

NOW STREAMING ON SMITHSONIAN EARTH™

 

NEW YORK – JULY 13, 2018 – Around the world, a group of scientists are risking life and limb to come face-to-face with the most fearsome sharks in the ocean. From researchers in Guadalupe attempting to attach a camera to a great white, to a dedicated “shark lab” in the Bahamas investigating shark migration and overall intelligence, join a thrilling journey into the hidden habitats of these premier marine predators. SHARK SQUAD is now streaming on Smithsonian Earth™ – available on Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Android™ and at SmithsonianEarthTV.com.

 

The premiere episode, GUADALUPE: ISLAND OF THE WHITE SHARKS, brings us to the island of Guadalupe, where shark researchers are on a mission: to attach a “shark cam” to the dorsal fin of a great white. The reward is an unprecedented look into never-before-seen behaviors of a fearsome ocean dweller, but can they hold their nerve in the face of a predator that’s designed to kill?

 

BAHAMAS SHARK LAB

Premieres Friday, July 20

In 2011, the Bahamas outlawed shark hunting. Today, the clear blue waters off Bimini teem with over 40 species, ranging from oceanic whitetips to tiger sharks. Thanks to modern ultrasonic tagging technology, scientists are learning more about the movement and motivation of these fearsome ocean leviathans.

 

CHASKING MAKO

Premieres Friday, July 27

With speeds exceeding 40 miles per hour, the mako is the fastest shark in the world, but can it outpace the overfishing and habitat destruction that humans have caused off the coast of New Zealand? Meet a team of local researchers using advanced tracking technology to understand the challenges facing this embattled species – before it’s too late.

  

Smithsonian Earth™ is a subscription streaming video service specializing in original nature and wildlife programming shot in stunning 4K resolution that’s available through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Android™ and at SmithsonianEarthTV.com.

 

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