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Shark Wranglers

Shark Wranglers

Photo Credit:  History
  • Premiered: 
    July 1, 2012
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Animal
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Plot Synopsis

SHARK WRANGLERS chronicles the most ambitious shark expedition in history, as pre-eminent ocean explorer Chris Fischer and his crew travel to South Africa, where they want to tag 50 Great White Sharks in 40 days in a dangerous, high stakes attempt to save them from oblivion. The crew must track down the world's most deadly -- yet threatened -- sharks, maneuver them onto the cradle of their 126-foot boat in rolling waters, and tag each one by hand. Fischer and his elite team are the only people in the world who tag sharks this way. Once they hook a shark, they maneuver it onto a watery platform next to the ship, then risk life and limb jumping into the water with the shark and raising the cradle so the shark can be tagged and studied. This hands-on approach allows them to attach transmitters that deliver data for years instead of months. The various studies include one that could help develop antibiotics for shark bites, potentially decreasing the fatality rates from secondary infection. The process puts Fischer and his crew in danger, as they must steer clear of the shark in its own domain, while working quickly to protect the shark itself.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Fischer Productions
  • In association with Undertow Films


  • - South Africa