OPERATION MANEATER: Great White Shark (New Series Premiere)
Airs Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Credit: Courtesy of Gwyn Williams and Windfall Films
The conflict between humans and nature’s deadliest predators takes center stage in OPERATION MANEATER. Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth.
"Great White Shark" - Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat. Evans wants to find non-lethal solutions to keep people — and sharks — safe.
He enters the water to attach tracking tags to great whites; joins beach patrol teams searching for sharks; and tests a new “multi-spectral” camera that spots sharks from the air even when they are hidden several meters underwater.
Up Next: "Crocodile" airs Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10 p.m. & "Polar Bear" follows at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV.
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