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Title: Champions Of The Wild – Sharks / Giant Turtles
Starring: In Association With Discovery Channel
Across the world scientists, activists and biologists dedicate their lives to studying some of the world’s rarest, most endangered species. Through years of close observation these individuals, often working against traditional scientific thought,have come to understand their animals better than anyone.They are the CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD.
SHARKS are long feared as ferocious, the magnificent shark rarely takes a bite out of a human. Indeed,sharks have more to fear from humans than we do from them. With a booming trade in shark cartilage touted as the latest miracle cure for countless diseases the world’s shark
population is being slaughtered at an unprecedented rate.
Underwater photographer Tim Calver was drawn to biologist and leading shark researcher Dr. Sam Gruber’s world-famous research lab in the Bahamas, where he is now a free-diving expert (who can hold his breath under water for five full
minutes), a specialist in capturing and freeing sharks for study and a passionate defender of these misunderstood animals.
GIANT TURTLES For 100 million years, they have cruised the seas, travelling astounding distances every year. Today every single species of sea turtle is either threatened or endangered. Peter Pritchard saw his first sea turtle in an Irish aquarium,and he immediately fell in love. Over the past 35 years, he has seen every species of turtle in the sea and has travelled the globe to study these intriguing reptiles. When it comes to conservation, Pritchard firmly believes that ,people are always the problem,and people are always the solution., He has worked with Audley James and other members of the indigenous Arawak community in Moruka, Guyana, to ensure that young people grow up to love and respect turtles – and that the days when turtles
were slaughtered for meat are gone forever. With breathtaking underwater photography,Giant Sea turtles offers a unique picture of some of the world’s most mysterious creatures.