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

This time on the Shark Task Force, a special thought for 2017 from the one and only Dr. Sylvia Earle.

She talks about the special bond between Tiger Shark Expert, Jim Abernethy and a Tiger Shark he's known for more than a decade - Emma.

We've spent many days with Emma underwater over the years - and we always come back to the boat with a complete since of joy.

Plenty more to come in 2017 as we celebrate ten years of The Shark Task Force.

We also look forward to bringing you news of the US premiere of This is Your Ocean: Sharks - Part 2.

Happy New Year - and remember - why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Special thanks to Jim Abernethy, Guy Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.

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It's hard to believe we've been at this for more than 10 years. To celebrate the start of 2017 and a new year for sharks - check out this brand new trailer for This is Your Ocean: Sharks - Part 2. 

The film brings back all of your favorites - including Emma the Tiger Shark, Wyland, Guy Harvey, Jim Abernethy and it's hosted by Dr. Sylvia Earle.

This time the team takes students to the Bahamas to introduce them to sharks and shows them what's at risk if we lose sharks. You'll also witness the dramatic attempt to remove a hook from a Tiger Shark - under water!

This is Your Ocean: Sharks - Part 2 will have it's US Premiere in early 2017.

More to come from The Shark Task Force, because, why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks?

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This time on the Shark Task Force, Dr. Guy Harvey talks about filming big animals like sharks, tuna and billfish - and the artwork he works on every day. The Shark Task Force... why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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This time on the Shark Task Force, we examine the basic differences between a Mako Shark and a Blue Shark. Captain Mark Sampson shares his knowledge....  If you're interested in tracking a shark, check out ghritracking.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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The Shark Task Force returns with an update on the film, This is Your Ocean: Sharks - and a look at how to track a Tiger Shark. Also, find out how you can make a difference to help protect sharks. That and more in this edition of the Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

To track tiger sharks visit:  http://www.nova.edu/ocean/ghri/tiger-sharks/index.html

To sign the petition: www.thisisyourocean.com

Direct download: STF_Tracking.m4v
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As we celebrate the World Premiere of "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" - it's time to meet Emma, the 14-foot Tiger Shark we first met several years go. Once you take a swim with her, you'll never see sharks the same way again. "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" featuring Wyland, Guy Harvey and Jim Abernethy debuts at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Friday, April 29, 2011. Directed by George C. Schellenger.

Direct download: BTS_MeetEmma.m4v
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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?

Direct download: STF_LasVegas.m4v
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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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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. 

Direct download: STF_SaveBahamas.m4v
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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.

Direct download: STF_SharkDeath.m4v
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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?

Direct download: STF_WhaleShark.m4v
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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 . 

Direct download: STF_BlueShark.m4v
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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.

Direct download: STF_Oceanic.m4v
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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?

Direct download: STF_LionfishPT2.m4v
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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.

Direct download: BullShark_STF310.m4v
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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?

Direct download: STF_Hammer310.m4v
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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.

Direct download: STF_ManateeMagic.m4v
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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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In this edition of the Shark Task Force, Jim Abernethy takes you inside his new book, Sharks: Up Close. With incredible images and amazing facts, Sharks: Up Close is the perfect book for any shark lover's bookshelf. It's also a great way for someone wanting to know more about sharks to find out the latest information. Jim has spent decades with these apex predators - and the book is endorsed by WYLAND and Howard & Michele Hall. We hope you enjoy this preview. To find out more, visit sharktaskforce.com or scuba-adventures.com.
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This time on the Shark Task Force, meet Emma and Emma, two shark ambassadors working both sides of the water. This episode was recorded at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas and off the coast of Palm Beach where we caught up with Emma Finn - the name behind "Emma" the Tiger Shark. For more on sharks, check out Sharks: Knights of the Sea, available from CaptainJon.com
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This time on the Shark Task Force, a special audio edition. Recently we caught up with Rupert Murray, director of the movie, The End of the Line. It's the first major documentary focusing on overfishing. The movie asks you to "imagine a world without fish." What are the dangers of overfishing? Could we be in trouble by the middle of this century? Is there anything we can do? Find out in this special edition. Thanks as always, and remember -why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?
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Marine Life Artist Wyland is known for his life-sized "whaling walls." He spent almost three decades painting 100 walls around the world. Today that work is seen by 1 billion people every year. That's only part of the picture. Wyland sat down with us to talk about his work, what's next and why inspiring the next generation is the key to saving our planet. Special thanks to Wyland, The Wyland Foundation and Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures.
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In this critical episode of the SharkTaskForce, we look at the question - "Are sharks dangerous?"  The answer will surprise you in more ways than one. Special thanks to Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures, and everyone working to protect sharks.
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The Shark Task Force continues to follow the story of Lemon Sharks in Florida. The state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering prohibiting the take of Lemon Sharks in Florida waters. In October, people on all sides of the issue gathered to speak out. The Shark Task Force will continue to follow this story as the state of Florida considers what to do. The FWC is scheduled to review the issue in December in Clewiston, FL.
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The Shark Task Force continues to focus on Lemon Sharks off the coast of Florida. Time may be running out to help protect these creatures. Find out more in this episode of the Shark Task Force. Special thanks to Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures and UnderwaterJournal.com . Find out more at www.sharktaskforce.com or sign the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/urgent-help-needed-to-protect-lemon-sharks.
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The Shark Task Force joins forces with Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures in a series of special reports to help preserve sharks. We begin with the Lemon Shark. Florida fisherman may target Lemon Sharks this season, putting the lemons at risk. To help protect the shark, the state of Florida is considering putting the Lemon Shark on the prohibited species list. If you're interested in supporting a ban on Lemon Shark fishing - check out the following link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/urgent-help-needed-to-protect-lemon-sharks . Find out more in today's podcast:
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This time on the SharkTaskForce, we're up to something completely different. Let's jump in the Gulf Stream for a dive of a different nature - surrounded by another type of life. Special thanks to Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures and ExplorerFish.com. 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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This time we're heading back to Fiji for another look at some very big Bull Sharks. We'll also find out the answer to the question: If a Tiger Shark shows up - who leaves the area first? The Bulls or the Tiger? The answer may surprise you. For more on sharks, check out Sharks Knights of the Sea: A Captain Jon Adventure. And remember - why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?
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One of the best parts about making Sharks: Knights of the Sea was getting to go around the world chasing sharks. One of the special features on the DVD is a tribute to the sharks in the form of a music video. Here's the second half of that video - featuring the Tiger Sharks of Tiger Beach and the Great White Sharks of Guadalupe, plus some other cameos by other sharks in the mix. We hope you enjoy!
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As Labor Day arrive, and summer winds down - it's still important to consider the plight of sharks. With that in mind, the SharkTaskForce took our program, Captain Jon's Shark Safari, to a one of a kind day at the Miami Science Museum. The goal was to celebrate sharks, help protect them - and find out more about Megalodon - the shark which makes all other sharks seem pretty small.
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This time on the Shark Task Force, we put our shark understanding to the test by talking to a tiger shark in Fiji. That's right, Talking to Sharks or TTS.
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You'd think seals wouldn't want to swim around sharks. In this edition of the Shark Task Force you'll get a very different perspective. Turns out seals and great white sharks have a relationship scientists are still working to figure out. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com. Sharks: Knights of the Sea - now available from www.captainjon.com and www.amazon.com.
Direct download: STFSealsSharks.m4v
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On our shark expeditions over the past year - we ran into a fish causing a big problem in the Caribbean. It's the Lionfish. The problem is -- this is a Pacific species which has now made its way to the Atlantic. With no natural enemies, it can pretty much do whatever it wants. It's a fact which has scientists and researchers nervous. Fid out more in this report from the Shark Task Force. For more on sharks and the ocean, check out www.captainjon.com.
Direct download: STFLionsfish.m4v
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Yes, so far, to us - the number one spot goes to Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. It gives new meaning to what exploring is all about. Jump in the water with us as we explore this location and come face to face with Tiger Sharks. The Top 5 Shark Dive Destinations has been brought to you by Sharks: Knights of the Sea - now available on CaptainJon.com and Amazon.com. The Top Five Destinations is also brought to you by The Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?
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We're now down to our top two shark dive destinations. And number two is the mysterious island of Guadalupe. It's one of the best places in the world to see white sharks. For more on sharks, check out Sharks: Knights of the Sea - A Captain Jon Adventure, now available from CaptainJon.com and Amazon.com.

Direct download: STFGuadalupe.m4v
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Dive destination number three takes us to paradise, where there's much more to shark diving than meets the eye. Everywhere you turn, there's a new adventure waiting for you. The Top Five Shark Dive Destinations is brought to you by - Sharks: Knights of the Sea, now available from CaptainJon.com and Amazon.com. Special thanks to Lawrence Groth of Shark Diving International and the People of Fiji.
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For Top Shark Dive # 4, we're turning off the lights for a one of a kind dive with sharks in the Bahamas. After jumping in the water at night - fear quickly turns into a healthy dose of respect and mystery turns into beauty. The Shark Task Force Top Five Shark Dives is brought to you by - Sharks: Knights of the Sea - A Captain Jon Adventure, now available on CaptainJon.com and Amazon.com. Special thanks to Jim Abernethy of Abernethy Scuba Adventures and Lawrence Groth from Shark Diving International. We'll see you next time.
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Here we go - get ready to count down the Top 5 Shark Dives from Captain Jon and Status Adventures. We start off at a place where the only thing more abundant than sharks is pure adrenaline. Join us as we head to the Bahamas and Stuart Cove's Aqua Adventures - where a seat at the dinner table takes on new meaning. For more on sharks, check out Sharks: Knights of the Sea - a Captain Jon adventure, now available on Amazon.com and Captainjon.com.
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The Shark Task Force, Status Adventures and Captain Jon take you around the world for our favorite shark dives. In this exclusive preview, we take you from the Bahamas to Guadalupe. For more on sharks, check out www.sharktaskforce.com and www.captainjon.com .
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Here's the latest trailer for our documentary - Sharks: Knights of the Sea. You'll come face to face with White Sharks, Lemon Sharks and of course, Tiger Sharks. Knights of the Sea features Jon Schellenger, Lawrence Groth, Mike Heithaus and Jim Abernethy. Destinations include the Bahamas and the Island of Guadalupe. Three years in the making, it's fun for the entire family. You'll find it available on www.captainjon.com and www.Amazon.com.
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What's it like to go into deep water with a Great White Shark? Find out in this exclusive clip from Sharks: Knights of the Sea. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com and www.sharktaskforce.com. Special thanks to Shark Diving International.
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To most people it's just a shark. But to Fijians, the White Tip Reef Shark has very special meaning. Legend has it that the White Tip saved people on a boat - and even helps fisherman fish. One thing is for sure, sharks are bringing economic prosperity. Find out more, in this edition of the Shark Task Force. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com and www.sharktaskforce.com .
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In this episode of the Shark Task Force we meet Geert Droppers. Geert introduces us to Protect the Sharks Foundation. He tells us how they are working to protect and preserve sharks though education and stunning photography. Geert's interview was recorded on location in Fiji. You can find out more about Protect the Sharks at www.protect-the-sharks.org. Also remember to check out www.captainjon.com and www.sharktaskforce.com. We'll see you next time.
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John W. Craton, a Florida Firefighter / Paramedic, talks about what it's like to dive with sharks for the first time. He teams up with Shark Diving International to take us to a location just off the coast of Fiji, where you can sometimes see more than 7 types of sharks in just one dive. That includes Bull Sharks and Tiger Sharks. For more on sharks, check out www.sharktaskforce.com and www.captainjon.com. We'll see you next time.
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Shark Diving International's President Lawrence Groth takes us to Fiji to learn about an incredible shark dive - and how it helped save a reef. For more on Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks and White Sharks, check out www.sharktaskforce.com and www.captainjon.com.
Direct download: STF_FijiOverview.m4v
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The Shark Task Force begins a series of video reports from Fiji. Where you'll witness an incredible relationship between islanders and Tiger Sharks and Bull Sharks. Here's a preview.
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Fellow Shark Task Forcers - we're in Fiji this week working with Bull Sharks and Tiger Sharks - while we're on location - please enjoy this clip from Sharks: Knights of the Sea - featuring George in the water with Lemon Sharks at night. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com and www.sharktaskforce.com.
Direct download: NightDive.m4v
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In this edition of the Shark Task Force, you'll meet a fish who hangs out with sharks. It's a beneficial relationship for both parties. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com and www.sharktaskforce.com. Sharks: Knights of the Sea is also available from Amazon.com.
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Shark Feeding Part 2 Let's go back to Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas for a front row seat to a Caribbean Reef Shark feeding. Since 1978, Stuart Cove and his team have been working to bring people closer to sharks helping everyone understand more about these creatures. The undersea world off the coast of Nassau is an underwater Hollywood for everything from James Bond to other action adventure films. It's also one of the most beautiful places on the planet to find out about sharks. See more in this clip from Captain Jon's Shark Safari. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com and www.sharktaskforce.com. Captain Jon's Shark Safari is available from Amazon.com and www.captainjon.com. We'll see you on the next adventure!
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What's it like to witness a shark feeding in the Bahamas? Captain Jon takes us to Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas. Since 1978, Stuart Cove and his team have been working to bring people closer to sharks helping them understand more about these creatures. The undersea world off the coast of Nassau is an underwater Hollywood for everything from James Bond to other action adventures. See more in this clip from Captain Jon's Shark Safari. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com and www.sharktaskforce.com.
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As more people head to oceans around the world in the warmer months, it's important to think about safety. The odds of getting bitten by a shark are low. But the fact is, when you venture in the ocean - you're going into a jungle - and we are not the rulers of that jungle. Still, there are ways to reduce the risk of a shark encounter - always being respectful of the territory you're entering. For more on sharks, check out www.sharktaskforce.com or www.captainjon.com
Direct download: STFsafety.m4v
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The next top supermodel, may be found somewhere out at sea. Get your cameras ready as we introduce you to some of the most photogenic sharks in the world's oceans. For more on sharks, check out Sharks: Knights of the Sea, a Captain Jon Adventure at www.captainjon.com and www.amazon.com
Direct download: STFSupermodel.m4v
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Can a shark really be yellow? It's time to meet a Lemon Shark by the name of Citrus. Captain Jon comes face to face with a shark who's a friend to scientists everywhere. For more on sharks, visit www.captainjon.com or www.statusadventues.com .
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Tiger Sharks are built to survive because they aren't picky. Also - find out why a Great White Shark tooth and a Tiger Shark tooth are very different. For more about sharks, check out Sharks: Knights of the Sea - now available at www.captainjon.com and www.amazon.com.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

It's the first audio edition of the Shark Task Force. This time an interview with the president of Shark Diving International, Lawrence Groth. He's spent a lot of quality time with sharks around the world. He shares his experiences, why he's living his dream and how he's making dreams come true for  many people. For more on Lawrence and Shark Diving International, check out www.seesharks.com. For more on Sharks - check out Sharks: Knights of the Sea on www.captainjon.com
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Is a Great White Shark really a Great White Shark? Maybe not. Shark Diving International CEO Lawrence Groth explains why in this special edition of the Shark Task Force. For more on sharks, the ocean and adventure, check out www.captainjon.com, www.sharktaskforce.com and www.statusadventures.com. Special thanks to Lawrence and the crew of the Solmar V.
Direct download: STFLawrence.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Is it possible to call a Tiger Shark to the camera for a close up? Producer George C. Schellenger takes a look in this behind the scenes segment from Sharks: Knights of the Sea. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com, www.statusadventures.com and www.sharktaskforce.com
Direct download: STFCallingTigers.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Jim Abernethy from Jim Abernethy Scuba Adventures shares his first encounter with a Tiger Shark - his fast reaction - and the way he sees sharks today. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com or www.sharktaskforce.com.
Direct download: STFGettingCloser.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

Naturalist Scott Davis from Shark Diving International, explains why it's not easy being a shark. He also takes a look at some of the biggest threats to sharks -- and asks the question - "have sharks changed much?" Scott has worked with National Geographic - and led groundbreaking research into Great White Shark migration habits. For more on sharks and the ocean - check out www.captainjon.com.
Direct download: STFScottDSharks.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

If you want your view of sharks to change forever, just spend a few minutes with Emma. She's a 14-foot Tiger Shark from the Bahamas, and chances are you've never met a shark like this before. For more on the world of sharks, check out Sharks: Knights of the Sea - A Captain Jon Adventure.
Direct download: STFEmma.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm EST

Dr. Mike Heithaus, a Marine Biologist at Florida International University,
explains some basics in what motivates sharks. For more on sharks and helping out the ocean, check out www.captainjon.com and www.statusadventures.com.
Direct download: STFUnderstanding.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Lawrence Groth of Shark Diving International, Jim Abernethy of Jim Abernethy SCUBA Adventures - and Dr. Mike Heithaus - National Geographic Tiger Shark Expert - speak out on why conserving sharks is so important. For more on sharks and the ocean - check out www.captainjon.com and the www.SharkTaskForce.com.
Direct download: STFConservingSharks.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

What's a voyage to the island of Guadalupe like? Find out in this behind the scenes look at Captain Jon's Sharks: Knights of the Sea. Find out what it's like to dive with Great White Sharks first hand. Special thanks to Great White Adventures and Shark Diving International. For more on the world of sharks, visit www.captainjon.com, www.sharktaskforce.com and www.statusadventures.com.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Meet a Great White Shark named "Scrappy" in this preview of Sharks: Knights of the Sea. Special thanks to Lawrence Groth of Shark Diving International and Great White Adventures. For more on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com and www.statusadventures.com.
Direct download: STFScrappy.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25pm EST

Jim Abernethy explains why sharks are so important when it comes to balance in the ocean. You'll find this complete music video in the Special Features section of Sharks: Knights of the Sea. For more information about sharks, check out www.captainjon.com, www.statusadventures.com and www.sharktaskforce.com.
Direct download: STFVideo7Balance.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

What's it like to be bumped by a Tiger Shark? And what makes Tiger Sharks "bump" things. Find out in this clip from Sharks: Knights of the Sea.
Direct download: SharkTaskForce5.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37am EST

Why does a Tiger Shark bump into things? Find out in this preview of Sharks: Knights of the Sea. For more information on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

In this Sharks: Knights of the Sea, George Schellenger gets ready for a shark night dive in the Bahamas. To find out more about Sharks: Knights of the Sea, check out www.captainjon.com and www.statusadventures.com.
Direct download: SharkTaskForce4.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

In this behind the scenes look, George Schellenger takes you to Tiger Beach for a swim with Tiger Sharks. For more on sharks and other adventures, check out www.captainjon.com and www.statusadventures.com
Direct download: SharkTaskForce3.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am EST

Another preview of Sharks: Knights of the Sea. This time we take you to the Bahamas to see amazing video of Lemon Sharks. For more on Sharks: Knights of the Sea, check out www.captainjon.com and www.statusadventures.com.
Direct download: SharkTaskForce2.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Welcome to the Shark Task Force Welcome to the Shark Task Force. Here's a promo for our new DVD, Sharks: Knights of the Sea. It's a look at the world of three types of sharks: Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Great White Sharks. For more information on sharks, check out www.captainjon.com and www.statusadventures.com.
Direct download: SharkTaskForce1.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57pm EST