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  • SHARK MEN

  • Saturday 26 July 2014 at 17:00
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Boys meet girl show

    Boys meet girl

    It's been 12 hours since they landed their last shark and the team are on the holy grail for a female Great White.

    (03:04)
  • Hunted predator show

    Hunted predator

    Sharks have more to fear from us humans than we do from them. On average only 4 people die from Shark attacks each year.

    (03:03)
  • Capture show

    Capture

    It is the moment of capture. A Great White takes the bait, now every second and every action counts for the Shark Men.

    (03:00)
  • Shark cradle show

    Shark cradle

    The team continues to improve the cradle to ensure the shark stays inside while scientist and fishermen talk tactics.

    (03:00)
  • Great white food show

    Great white food

    The Island of Guadalupe is a breeding ground for elephant and fur seals; preferred prey for the Great Whites.

    (03:04)
  • Ultimate fisherman show

    Ultimate fisherman

    Chris Fischer has a long history of catching and releasing the impossible but he's never caught a Great White... Until now.

    (03:03)
  • The great great white show

    The great great white

    The Shark Men expedition may have more than they bargained for when an exceptionally large Great White takes the bait.

    (03:01)
  • Buoying time show

    Buoying time

    The crew try a new buoying technique but run into difficulty when they hook a Great White while their ship is still anchored.

    (03:04)
  • The trap show

    The trap

    How do you coax a two ton fish into such a small trap? The crew perfect the cradle for their next Great White opportunity.

    (02:59)
  • Big mamma show

    Big mamma

    It's the biggest Great White they've seen so far… and she's a much coveted female but will she take the bait?

    (03:44)
  • Plan B show

    Plan B

    With new crew members and a whole new toolkit the Shark Men are optimistic… until the support boat blows an engine.

    (03:04)
  • The maneuver show

    The maneuver

    A Great White takes the bait - now the hard work begins as the crew negotiate the predator onto their ship for research.

    (03:05)