Shark Task Force
Everything you wanted to know about sharks and ocean conservation.

A one of a kind evening in Las Vegas leads to a victory for sharks. Find out more in this edition of the Shark Task Force. Special thanks to Shark Savers, Wetpixel, Jim Abernethy's Scuba-Adventures, Shark Diving International, Blue Sphere Media, Wyland and Stan Waterman. For more on Shark Savers, check out SharkSavers.org. We'll see you next time, because - Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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A recent death and several injuries in the Red Sea are being blamed on a type of shark - the Oceanic Whitetip. Officials believe the Oceanic Whitetip Sharks were attracted close to shore near Sharm El-Sheikh after a boat dumped dead cattle into the water. Some environmentalists say the sharks moved closer to shore, due to a lack of food. This time on the Shark Task Force, we take a closer look at this shark - and why it's always investigating its surroundings.

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George C. Schellenger, Executive Producer of the Shark Task Force, teams up with Guy Harvey, Wyland and Jim Abernethy for a one of a kind look at sharks -- Though the eyes of three marine artists racing against the clock. This is Your Ocean: Sharks - focuses on the Bahamas and Florida - and the critical need for conservation. Here's the trailer for the documentary. For more on sharks - or to watch a high res version of the trailer, join us at sharktaskforce.com .

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A recent report that a seafood company in the Bahamas is considering shark finning has sparked worldwide concern. The Bahamas is one of the last shark strong holds - bringing people from around the world to witness these creatures. But if Sunco Wholesale Seafood LTD starts shark finning - the very nature of the Bahamas will be changed forever. For more on sharks, check out the sharktaskforce.com. 

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Shark Task Force: Year in Review

The past 12 months have been a very busy time for the Shark Task Force. Here's a look back at the adventures we've had and the people we've met. There's so much more work to be done to protect sharks, and we're just getting started. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks? For more on Sharks, check out SharkTaskForce.com.

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On the Shark Task Force, we witness amazing life underwater around the world. When we face the death of something so incredible, the impact is deep. For more on sharks, check out www.sharktaskforce.com.

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Some people hype sharks - but at least one island in the Caribbean has turned sharks into a reason to celebrate. In this edition of the Shark Task Force, we head to the Mexican Caribbean and the island of Isla Mujeres to explore the world of the Whale Shark. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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By now, you may know the story of Emma, a 14-foot Tiger Shark in the Bahamas. She's quickly becoming the most photographed large wild predatory shark in the world. But is it enough to save the species?  And, some ask, how much is too much? For more on sharks, check out sharktaskforce.com, because why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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This time on the Shark Task Force - we look back at the movie Jaws 35 years later - for better or worse? Steven Spielberg had a major impact on people in very different ways. We'll see you next time because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks? Clips courtesy Universal.

 

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This time on the Shark Task Force, we head to the Pacific Ocean to swim with Giant Manta Rays. Are these incredible creatures the next target for Shark Fin Soup?  For more information on sharks and ocean conservation, check out SharkTaskForce.com.  We'll see you next time because - why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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This time on the Shark Task Force, meet the Blue Shark (Prionace glauca). Of all the sharks we've seen, we think this shark is the most stunningly beautiful. It's found off the coast of every continent except Antarctica. For more on sharks, check out www.sharktaskforce.com . 

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In 1969, the Oceanic White Tip was described as "perhaps the most abundant large animal, large being over 100 pounds on the face of the earth." In some spots - estimates are this shark has been wiped out by man, by as much as 99%. It's hard to accurately estimate what's happened to the Oceanic White Tip. This time on the Shark Task Force, we start a special series and meet this incredible creature, face to face.

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The Shark Task Force once again looks at Lionfish in the Atlantic - everything from a new $700,000 grant to look at the problem, to some who say it's not a problem - to those who say we need to eat the problem. Special thanks to LionfishHunter.com. For more on lionfish, sharks and the ocean in general, check out SharkTaskForce.com.  We'll see you next time, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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What do sharks and space have in common? In a special Earth Day Edition of the Shark Task Force, George C. Schellenger explains his passion for both space and sharks.

Special thanks this Earth Day to all those working every day to protect sharks and the ocean - and to those pushing the boundaries of space exploration. Thanks as always for downloading the Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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This adventure takes us from the banks of the Missouri River - to the Bahamas - to Fiji - to check out Bull Sharks. This shark demands a healthy dose of respect and attention. The Bull Shark - this time on the Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on Sharks? Find out more at SharkTaskForce.com. Special thanks, as always, to Scuba Adventures and Shark Diving International.

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Shark Task Force Executive Producer, George C. Schellenger, takes us behind the scenes as he encounters a Great Hammerhead at close range. On a recent trip to the Bahamas he came eye-to-eye with this alien-looking fish - and he swam away with new passion to protect all sharks. This comes as countries at a UN meeting reject a proposal to protect Hammerheads. Sharks in this category may have dropped 85% or more, due to overfishing and the demand for the Hammerhead's fins. For more information on all sharks, check out sharktaskforce.com. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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The Shark Task Force is lucky to travel the world in search of sharks. Of all the places we've been - Tiger Beach in the Bahamas is probably our favorite. When you visit the various dives sites of Tiger Beach, it looks like there are many sharks. A closer look reveals in most cases, it's the same group of sharks. That makes conservation and protection even more critical. George Schellenger takes a closer look in this episode of the Shark Task Force.

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Want to see a lot of sharks? Tiger Beach in the Bahamas is the place to go for incredible encounters with Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks and Caribbean Reef Sharks. The Shark Task Force takes a trip there with expert Jim Abernethy in this edition of the Shark Task Force. To find out more, check out: www.emmatheshark.com, www.captainjon.com and thesharktaskforce.com

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Sure they're not sharks, but the Ocean and Shark Task Force recently went on a manatee expedition. Cooler temperates have killed hundreds with winter - and to survive, manatees are hunkering down. With that in mind, here's a tribute to these awesome animals. You'll see why it's so easy to fall in love. For more information on manatees, check out www.manateesinparadise.com.

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The recent death of a Florida man from a fatal shark bite has sparked debate: Was the death intentional or accidental? The Shark Task Force looks at the debate - and asks the bigger question - what should we know before we go into the ocean? How can we be safer when it comes to sharks?

 

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It's winter and chances are you're cold, unless of course, you're a great white shark. Sharks, manatees, turtles and winter - this time on the SharkTaskForce. For more on Gumbo Limbo in Boca Raton -- check out: http://www.gumbolimbo.org/  We'll see you next time on the Shark Task Force, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks!

 

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As 2010 rolls ahead, we dive deeper into the new book - Sharks - Up Close. How do you get the perfect shot of a shark? Wildlife photographer Jim Abernethy shows us in this video featuring hammerheads, oceanic white tips, tiger sharks and lemon sharks. The Shark Task Force will be back very soon because... why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks!
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