Join scientist Ryan Johnson as he sets out on a six year study to reveal a little more of the formidable predator the great white and it's secretive life.

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1 x 60'

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Obsessively Creative






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The great white shark is a formidable predator, its killing prowess well documented and observed. But what it does when it’s not killing seals is a mystery. In this film, scientist Ryan Johnson sets out on a six year study to reveal a little more of the great white’s secretive life. What he finds exceeds anything anyone could have imagined.

His study base is Mossel Bay, a fishing and tourist town on the southern coast of Africa, better known as Sharkville. This is the bay that unlocks the secret of these sharks. Ryan found that they hunt, live, rest and grow up in this bay. He found one of the largest resident populations of great white sharks in the world and one of only two know nursery sites. But that’s not all: Ryan’s most intriguing finding is that these sharks hunt seals at night!

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