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National Geographic’s Shark Men premieres Sunday

by on Apr.07, 2011 at 11:04 am, under Shark News Stories, Shark Videos

To promote the upcoming new season of “Shark Men” (formerly known as “Expedition: Great White”), National Geographic has posted multiple full episodes, available in HD, of the show to their YouTube channel.

The episodes available include:

The series follows Dr. Michael Domeier and a team of fishermen and researchers who catch great white sharks and tag them with SPOT (Smart Position or Temperature Transmitting) tags before releasing them.

The tagging program documented by “Shark Men” has been the subject of another recent news story regarding “infighting” among shark researchers, according to an article posted by SantaCruz.com.

Photos have been recently circulated of a white shark, nicknamed “Junior,” who was tagged by Domeier’s team in 2009 at the Farallones Marine Sanctuary. The selected photos show an injury to the shark, which some are claiming might be the result of a mishap at the hands of the research team while others argue that the injury is unrelated and could be the result of a bite from another white shark.

New episodes of “Shark Men” start Sunday, April 10 at 9PM with two back-to-back episodes.

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3 Comments for this entry

  • lchase12

    Is there a place where the public can watch where the sharks are and have been? like a tracking site for instance?

    I Love the Show!!!!

    ps. I would also like to volunteer. :-)

  • Shell

    I have followed Season 1 and Season 2 with great interest and excitement! The science being gathered is tremendous – please tell us there will be more seasons coming!! They’re wonderful not only for the beauty and excitement but more importantly from the education so many people will gain from them.

    Thanks so much and we look forward to more!!

    Shell (and her family)

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