When Sharks Attack... And Why

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When Sharks Attack... And Why

Synopsis

From America’s coastline to exotic beaches around the world, shark attacks are turning dream vacations into nightmares. Many of these attacks occur suddenly, in large numbers, and in unexpected locations – puzzling locals and scientists alike. Experts investigate these mysterious incidents, to discover what's affecting nature’s most feared fish.

Episodes

Season 1
  • California Crisis

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    Shark attacks are rare along the northern California coast — until seven attacks in 2020 and 2021 leave investigators racing to find a cause.

  • New York Nightmare

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    New York City is a top vacation destination for the Fouth of July, but in the weeks surrounding the holiday in 2022, visitors to New Yorks beaches witness a startling spate of shark attacks. In just three weeks, Long Island is the site of six incidents, two of which occur on the same day. Experts investigate what prompted this disconcerting spike in attacks.

  • Treasure Coast Terror

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    In 2021, a spate of seven shark attacks rocks Florida’s Treasure Coast, and beachgoers want to know why.

  • Ambush Down Under

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    A new predator has entered the shark attack scene in New South Wales, Australia. And it bites with a frequency that is second only to the great white.

  • Bitten in Bali

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    Beginning in 2010, a single beach in Bali was the site of seven shark attacks - the first ever recorded along the islands coast. Why here and why now?

  • Hawaii's Sharktober

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    Every year, the number of shark attacks in Hawaii doubles in one specific month. Scientists try to solve the mysterious phenomenon of Sharktober.

  • Panic in Paradise

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    In 2016, New Caledonia sees an unprecedented five shark attacks, two of them fatal. Scientists scramble to explain this horrifying surge.

  • Summer of Sharks

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    Charleston, SC is renowned as the jewel of the south, but during 2 summers, its known for something different - 5 terrifying shark attacks.