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  • SHARK MEN

  • Saturday 26 July 2014 at 17:00
  • Nat Geo Wild

DESCRIPTION

Hollywood has typecast the great white shark as a ferocious predator intent on finding yet another swimmer to feast on, yet this apex predator has no taste for human flesh. The stereotype inflates the bounty for their teeth, jaws and fins, yet despite years of research, the great white remains one of the most vulnerable and elusive creatures of the deep.

Shark Men boldly unmasks the mysteries of the world’s largest predatory fish as it chronicles a team of expert anglers led by Chris Fischer and Dr. Michael Domeier. They have joined forces on a ground-breaking expedition in search of great whites. Their goal is to unlock the secrets of the shark’s migratory patterns, breeding and birthing sites.

Racing through the ocean at over 40 kilometres an hour, with 300 razor-sharp teeth and 2,200 kilograms of bulk, just how do you capture a great white shark? Only the right combination of brains, brawn and audacity could safely lift them out of the water, attach special tracking devices, and return them to the ocean - unharmed.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Shark Men: Can't Catch A Break
    With the National Marine Sanctuary ,the crew is the first team ever allowed to hook a great white shark at the Farallon Islands for research.
  • Shark Men: Getting Lucky
    The Shark Men encountered an unexpected incident with a white shark that caused Sanctuary observers to temporarily suspend the team's permit.
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    Saturday 26 July 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
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    Sunday 27 July 2014 at 00:20 - Nat Geo Wild

  • Shark Men: Looking For Ladies
    Dr. Domeier almost has enough data to support his theory about great whites mating. The primary target for the blood samples; adult females.
  • Shark Men: Monster Catch
    The Shark Men have reached their last days at Guadalupe Island. The team wrangle Apache, a male, a fighter, and their biggest shark to date.
  • Shark Men: Beach Patrol
    After tagging adult Great Whites off Mexico, the Ocean crew now have their sights on the young sharks and want to unlock their lives.
  • Shark Men: Surf's Up
    Dr Domeier and his crew continue in southern California with the research on juvenile sharks, hoping to unlock the myth of their travel pattern.
  • Shark Men: The Holy Grail
    The Shark Men will go on a journey to find the truth behind the great white shark folklore surrounding this area.
  • Shark Men: Baby On Board
    After tagging adult Great Whites off Mexico, the Ocean crew now have their sights on the young sharks and want to unlock their lives.
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    Thursday 14 August 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
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    Friday 15 August 2014 at 04:30 - Nat Geo Wild

  • Shark Men: Cannibals Of Cortez
    The Shark Men return home from the Sea of Cortez with an itch none of them can seem to scratch: the marine life there screams SOFA.
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    Thursday 21 August 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
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    Friday 22 August 2014 at 04:30 - Nat Geo Wild

  • Shark Men: Squid Row
    The Shark Men are in the beautiful, plentiful Sea of Cortez continuing their search for Architeuthis- the giant Diablo Rojo or Humboldt squid.
  • Shark Men: First Bite
    A brazen team of seasoned fishermen and an innovative scientist join to unlock the mysteries of the world’s largest predatory fish.
  • Shark Men: Big Mama
    After catching and releasing their first Great Whites, the team sets its sights on catching a bigger shark, a female.
  • Shark Men: Size Matters
    The great white shark team returns to Guadalupe Island with new information, new crew and renewed scientific ambition.
  • Shark Men: The Hot Spot
    It is a rough day when the Mexican authorities arrive. But once the team's paperwork is in order, they return to big fishing.
  • Shark Men: Off the Hook
    With three tags left, the Great White expedition team amps up to tag their next shark. They come across a fresh seal kill with a big shark dining on it.
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    Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 14:20 - National Geographic Channel
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    Wednesday 6 August 2014 at 09:45 - National Geographic Channel

    Wednesday 13 August 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
  • Shark Men: Out For Blood
    With just a few hours left, the Great White team finally gets what it needs, a blood sample from a mature Great White female.
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    Wednesday 6 August 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
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    Thursday 7 August 2014 at 04:30 - Nat Geo Wild

  • Shark Men: Dead Zone
    With 11 sharks successfully caught, tagged and released, it's time for Dr. Domeier to put his technology to test.
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    Wednesday 20 August 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
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    Thursday 21 August 2014 at 04:30 - Nat Geo Wild

  • Shark Men: Rough Seas
    As the team nears one of its pinging sharks, a faulty engine and approaching storms threaten its safety.
  • Shark Men: Single White Male
    The teams are equipped with techniques and technologies that allow them to first identify and then selectively capture the Great whites.
  • Shark Men: Newbies
    Ed has his hands full when an alligator takes up residence. Shea and Matthew try to prove to their boss they have what it takes to survive Safari.
  • Shark Men: Croc Escape
    For the staff of Billie Swamp Safari, dealing with alligators is all in a days work, but when a crocodile gets loose, everyone goes on high alert.
  • Shark Men: Break-In Bear
    A bear is wreaking havoc near a park feed trailer and Ed and Cory are determined to trap him...
  • Shark Men: Panther Down
    After Matt gets a crash course on how to survive the 2500-pound beasts, Ed gets a call about a Florida panther in distress.
  • Shark Men: Hooking Up
    The adventure continues at Guadalupe Island, Mexico, where Dr. Domeier is on the verge of proving that the Great Whites come here to breed.
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    Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 09:45 - National Geographic Channel
  • Shark Men: Greatest Bites
    A team of expert anglers and a renowned shark scientist join forces to unmask the mysteries of the world's largest predatory fish.
  • Shark Men: Tagging Tigers
    The team tries to help the scientific community learn about tiger sharks, Galapagos sharks, and other shark species.
  • Shark Men: Hammerhead Islands
    The hunt for hammerheads continues the Shark Men hopes to uncover the mysteries of shark migratory behavior.
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    Thursday 7 August 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
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    Friday 8 August 2014 at 04:30 - Nat Geo Wild

  • Shark Men: Tiger Escape
    Even for these pros, the sheer power of the tiger sharks catches them off guard.
  • Shark Men: Tiger Bait
    Scientists and crew are determined to catch and tag five sharks from five different species.
  • Shark Men: Coming Unglued
    Shark Men struggle to put personal conflicts aside to stay focused on saving as many shark species as they can.
  • Shark Men: A Whale of A Tiger
    One more tiger shark and 3 more silvertips are desperately sought before they need to pull anchor and leave the region.
  • Shark Men: Trouble In Paradise
    Under tense conditions, the teams main species for tagging are hammerhead sharks.
  • Shark Men: Mission Critical
    Shark men mission is urgent as thousands upon thousands of sharks are illegally finned in these waters.
  • Shark Men: Killing Zone
    The relentless pace of work is wearing some of the men down and tensions flare within both the science and angling teams.
  • Shark Men: Hammered
    And at a moment when teamwork is vital, the team and the equipment break down: the crane dies and Denny disappears.
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