White Shark/Red Triangle

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White Shark

Learn the surprising truths behind the monster myths on NATURE’s WHITE SHARK/RED TRIANGLE.

Each year, in the late summer, a region known as the Red Triangle bustles with marine mammal activity. Lying between San Francisco and Monterey, the Red Triangle includes beaches where elephant seals go to molt, and offshore sites where great whites feed on unwary prey. When not prowling the Red Triangle, great white sharks search the kelp forest for sea lions, or roam the open ocean. Their migration is predictable. Each year they turn up at the same place at the same time, occasionally crossing paths with humans who still swim and surf in these dangerous waters.

Experts have spent decades studying these legendary killing machines of the seas and the animals that make up their food chain, including elephant seals, killer whales, sea otters, and sea lions. Their research reveals several surprising facts. Great whites are not always solitary hunters, they occasionally hunt and feed together. Once thought a coastal species, great whites do swim in the mid-Pacific, at depths matching those of female seals. Sea otters were previously considered immune to attacks by great whites. In fact, they are often their victims.

NATURE challenges you to join this exploration of the infamous WHITE SHARK/RED TRIANGLE.

Online content for WHITE SHARK/RED TRIANGLE was originally posted November 2003.

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Production Credits

Web Credits

Producer

MARY HOPE GARCIA

Art Director

SABINA DALEY

Designers

LENNY DROZNER

KAREN MATTSON

RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding

BRIAN SANTALONE

Writers

ELIZABETH OWEN

JOHN UHL

Production Artist

RUIYAN XU

Production Intern

AMANDA WILLIAMSON

Technical Director

BRIAN LEE

Lesson Plans Writers

MAUREEN CARROLL, LAUREL BLAINE,

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Television Credits

Narrated by

BERT PENCE

Written and Produced by

MICHAEL BRIGHT

Photography

DOUG ALLAN

PAUL ATKINS

RICHARD GANNICLIFFT

PETER SCOONES

Additional Photography

YURI FARRANT

FLORIAN GRANER

GREG HUGHLIN

CHARLES MAXWELL

Film Editor

CHRIS GODDEN

Colorist

JONATHON PROSSER

Dubbing Editors

JAMES BURCHILL

ANGELA GROVES

Dubbing Mixer

MARTYN HARRIES

Music

NEIL CARTWRIGHT

Graphics

422 SOUTH

Scientific Consultants

SCOT ANDERSON

DAN COSTA

Archive

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Assistant Producer

SUE FLOOD

Research

JO BRICE

EMMA JONES

Production Coordinator

ANNE BAMBER

Production Executive

CHRISTINA HAMILTON

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Series Editor

JANET HESS

Supervising Producer

JANICE YOUNG

Producers

PATTY JACOBSON

JILL CLARKE

Associate Producers

IRENE TEJARATCHI

GIANNA SAVOIE

Production Secretary

KELLY LAFFERTY

Manager

EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager

JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor

BRIAN LONGENECKER

Sound Mixer

ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer

BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge

WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer

FRED KAUFMAN

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Online content for WHITE SHARK/RED TRIANGLE was originally posted November 2003.