Sharkland

About

The waters off the tip of Southern Africa are a haven for sharks. Roughly 140 different species inhabit the cold waters along the western coast of the continent and the temperate seas along the east–huge, but harmless whale sharks, and predators like the fearsome Great White, 15-foot-long tiger sharks, swift short fin makos, and the sand tiger shark, one of a surprisingly large number of cannibalistic members of the animal kingdom, in which sibling rivalry reaches murderous extremes.

In Sharkland, you’ll learn why species that are normally found oceans apart converge in this one relatively small stretch of coastline, and you’ll be introduced to many of these unique animals, including the catsharks of the Agulhas Bank a 155-mile-wide stretch of shallow warm seas off the southeastern tip of the continent, Southern Africa’s richest fishing grounds. You’ll also explore nature’s most extreme sharks – the fastest, fiercest, smallest, and strongest – and discover the innovative adaptations that have made the Great White such an efficient killing machine.

Online content for Sharkland was originally posted May 2007.

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Television credits

SHARKLAND

Narrated by
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM

Produced by
MARGUERITE SMITS VAN OYEN

Photography
SIMON KING
CHARLES MAXWELL

Film Editor
NIGEL BUCK

Music
DAVID MITCHAM

Dubbing Editor
KATE HOPKINS

Dubbing Mixer
ANDREW WILSON

Online Editor
TONY OSBORNE

Colorist
LUKE RAINEY

Graphics
JELLY TELEVISION

Script
SUE WESTERN

Scientific Advisers
DR LEONARD J. V. COMPAGNO
PROF CHARLES GRIFFITHS
DR MALCOLM J. SMALE

Researchers
JO RUXTON
JO MORTON

Production Coordinator
YVONNE WEBB

Prodcution Manager
DI WILLIAMS

THE BBC WISHES TO THANK
SOUTHAMPTON OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
NATAL SHARKS BOARD
EZEMVELO KWAZULU-NATAL WILDLIFE
COASTCARE
TABLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
MARINE AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT
MARK ADDISON
ANDREA RAMALHO & RALF KIEFNER
SCOTTY KYLE
ALLAN CONNELL
RODNEY OWEN
ROBIN MATTHEWS

Series Editor
TIM MARTIN

© 2005 BBC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Senior Producer
LAURA METZGER

Producer
JILL CLARKE

Associate Producer
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Production Assistant
RACHAEL TEEL

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Re-Recording Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Online Editor
BRUNO PELLEGRINI

Main Title and Series Graphics
PMcD DESIGN

Original NATURE Theme
ALEX LASARENKO
tonal, inc

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

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© 2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation All Rights Reserved

Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Designer
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
KATHY SVITIL

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

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