Take a journey of discovery with some jawesome sharks

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Take a journey of discovery with some jawesome sharks

Watch over 80 hours of jaw-dropping documentaries on these fascinating and often misunderstood creatures

Senior features writer

Sharks are mysterious, mostly invisible and under-researched compared to top predators on land, but in July they fall under the spotlight in Sharkfest on National Geographic Wild (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/topic/sharkfest) — in more than 80 hours of shows, lit by breathtaking cinematography.

A popular event in its ninth year, Sharkfest explores many of the unknowns about shark behaviour, including how they socialise and hunt.

The balance appears to tilt towards the hunting side, with its six-part series Shark Attack Files and new episodes of When Sharks Attack. But Sharkfest is not an attack on sharks. On the contrary, it promotes a greater understanding of one of the ocean’s most misunderstood — and endangered — creatures, through the voices of advocates and scientists...

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