Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Win for Sharks in Las Vegas






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A one of a kind evening in Las Vegas leads to a victory for sharks. Find out more in this edition of the Shark Task Force. Special thanks to Shark Savers, Wetpixel, Jim Abernethy's Scuba-Adventures, Shark Diving International, Blue Sphere Media, Wyland and Stan Waterman. For more on Shark Savers, check out SharkSavers.org. We'll see you next time, because -Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Sharks You Should Know: The Oceanic Whitetip Shark




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A recent death and several injuries in the Red Sea are being blamed on a type of shark - the Oceanic Whitetip. Officials believe the Oceanic Whitetip Sharks were attracted close to shore near Sharm El-Sheikh after a boat dumped dead cattle into the water. Some environmentalists say the sharks moved closer to shore, due to a lack of food. This time on the Shark Task Force, we take a closer look at this shark - and why it's always investigating its surroundings.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

This is Your Ocean: Sharks



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Thank you for all the feedback we've gotten from the trailer for This is Your Ocean: Sharks. The project is now well underway with a final round of interviews with Guy Harvey, Wyland and Jim Abernethy. We're excited to help sharks and help protect the ocean. The Shark Task Force will be back very soon... because.... Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saving sharks in the Bahamas and Florida





Working on a documentary focused on sharks in the Bahamas and Florida - we must protect this shark stronghold.
The team doing this is made of many members including Guy Harvey, Wyland, Jim Abernethy -- and of course you.

Stay tuned for updates as we build the documentary.

Thanks,
George C. Schellenger
Exec Producer Shark Task Force

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sharks: Life or death in the Bahamas



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A recent report that a seafood company in the Bahamas is considering shark finning has sparked worldwide concern. The Bahamas is one of the last shark strong holds - bringing people from around the world to witness these creatures. But if Sunco Wholesale Seafood LTD starts shark finning - the very nature of the Bahamas will be changed forever. Here's how to help by signing the online petition: Stop the Slaughter

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Shark Task Force: Year in Review



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The past 12 months have been a very busy time for the Shark Task Force. Here's a look back at the adventures we've had and the people we've met. When it comes to protecting sharks, we're just getting started. Which makes the question even more important: Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

One Shark WILL Make a Difference



A few days ago - the scalloped hammerhead above was minding its own business in the ocean. It was pulled out of its home as a trophy.

Now it has become a symbol of brutality.

The fact is, people aren't turning their heads on this shark. They are seeing the blood and the body. It will not die in vain.

We never had a chance to see this shark in the wild. But of all the sharks we have been fortunate enough to see this year, this is rapidly becoming the most important one.

We will cry out. We will work together to make a difference.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shark Death: A Waste of Life



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On the Shark Task Force, we witness amazing life underwater around the world. When we face the death of something so incredible, the impact is deep.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shark Celebration- Whale Sharks - Video



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In this extended edition of the Shark Task Force, we head to the Mexican Caribbean to Isla Mujeres. There we find a shark celebration both on land at at sea - all to pay tribute to the biggest fish in the sea - the Whale Shark!

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Whale Shark Festival, Isla Mujeres


The Shark Task Force had the good fortune to spend the day with incredible Whale Sharks here in the Caribbean.

Tonight Isla Mujeres celebrated Whale Sharks, a perfect day.

More soon in a special edition of the Shark Task Force.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sharks: Getting closer, but will it save them?




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By now, you may know the story of Emma, a 14-foot Tiger Shark in the Bahamas. She's quickly becoming the most photographed large wild predatory shark in the world. But is it enough to save the species? And, some ask, how much is too much? For more on sharks, check out sharktaskforce.com, because why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jaws at 35



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This time on the Shark Task Force - we look back at the movie Jaws 35 years later - for better or worse? The impact of Steven Spielberg's vision impacted people in very different ways.

We'll see you next time because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?


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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Killing Mantas for Shark Fin Soup?



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This time on the Shark Task Force, we head to the Pacific Ocean to swim with Giant Manta Rays. Are these incredible creatures the next target for Shark Fin Soup? For more information on sharks and ocean conservation, check out SharkTaskForce.com. We'll see you next time because - why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blue Shark: Pelagic Sentry from the Deep



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This time on the Shark Task Force, meet the Blue Shark (Prionace glauca). Of all the sharks we've seen, we think this shark is the most stunningly beautiful. It's found off the coast of every continent except Antarctica.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Oceanic White Tip Shark: Face to Face



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In 1969, the Oceanic White Tip was described as "perhaps the most abundant large animal, large being over 100 pounds on the face of the earth." In some spots - estimates are this shark has been wiped out by man, by as much as 99%. It's hard to accurately estimate what's happened to the Oceanic White Tip. This time on the Shark Task Force, we start a special series and meet this incredible creature, face to face.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Heart goes to the Gulf of Mexico

The STF has always fought to protect sharks in order to preserve the ocean. However, that assumes we start with healthy, clean water.

Here at the SharkTaskForce, our hearts are with everyone working on the massive disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Our hearts are also with the people who live there - and who make their living from the water.

We go on expedition today to meet with Oceanic White Tips in the Bahamas. The location is 30 hours by boat, so we'll be out of touch for a while.

As we travel, we know our job is now even more important, to show how beautiful the ocean is, to meet the creatures who live there.

We will not take clear, clean water for granted. We will appreciate every living thing.

We send our prayers and thoughts to those in the Gulf - we know a solution will be found in the coming days.

We also know that as we leave, we could be coming back to a new world.

Life in whatever form, must be respected. We must work together to protect the planet. We must start now.

George C. Schellenger
Executive Producer
SharkTaskForce

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lionfish 2010: Eat or be eaten?



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The Shark Task Force once again looks at Lionfish in the Atlantic - everything from a new $700,000 grant to look at the problem, to some who say it's not a problem - to those who say we need to eat the problem. Special thanks to LionfishHunter.com. For more on lionfish, sharks and the ocean in general, check out SharkTaskForce.com. We'll see you next time, because, why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Earth Day 2010: Space & Sharks



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What do sharks and space have in common? In a special Earth Day Edition of the Shark Task Force, I explain my passion for both.
Special thanks this Earth Day to all those working every day to protect sharks and the ocean - and to those pushing the boundaries of space exploration.

Thanks as always for downloading the Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Swimming with Bull Sharks




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This adventure takes us from the banks of the Missouri River - to the Bahamas - to Fiji - to check out Bull Sharks. This shark demands a healthy dose of respect and attention. The Bull Shark - this time on the Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on Sharks? Find out more at SharkTaskForce.com. Special thanks, as always, to Scuba Adventures and Shark Diving International.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Great Hammerhead Shark - Close Encounter



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Shark Task Force Executive Producer, George C. Schellenger, takes us behind the scenes as he encounters a Great Hammerhead at close range. On a recent trip to the Bahamas he came eye-to-eye with this alien-looking fish - and he swam away with new passion to protect all sharks. This comes as the UN rejects a proposal to protect Hammerheads. Sharks in this category may have dropped 85% or more, due to overfishing and the demand for the Hammerhead's fins. For more information on all sharks, check out sharktaskforce.com. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Know Your Sharks - A video special from Tiger Beach



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The Shark Task Force is lucky to travel the world in search of sharks. Of all the places we've been - Tiger Beach in the Bahamas is probably our favorite. When you visit the various dives sites of Tiger Beach, it looks like there are many sharks. A closer look reveals in most cases, it's the same group of sharks. That makes conservation and protection even more critical. George Schellenger takes a closer look in this episode of the Shark Task Force.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Sharks at Tiger Beach



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Tiger Beach in the Bahamas is the place to go for incredible encounters with Tiger Sharks. The Shark Task Force takes a trip there with shark expert Jim Abernethy in this edition of The Shark Task Force. Why wait a while year, for just one week on sharks?
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Ocean Task Force: Manatee Magic




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Sure they're not sharks, but the Ocean and Shark Task Force recently went on a manatee expedition. Cooler temperates have killed hundreds with winter - and to survive, manatees are hunkering down. With that in mind, here's a tribute to these awesome animals. You'll see why it's so easy to fall in love. For more information on manatees, check out www.manateesinparadise.com.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Deadly Shark Bite: Intentional or Accidental?




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The recent death of a Florida man from a fatal shark bite has sparked debate: Was the death intentional or accidental? The Shark Task Force looks at the debate - and asks the bigger question - what should we know before we go into the ocean? How can we be safer when it comes to sharks?

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Sharks: Baby, it's cold outside.



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It's winter and chances are you're cold, unless of course, you're a great white shark. Sharks, manatees, turtles and winter - this time on the SharkTaskForce.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Sharks - Up Close

As 2010 rolls ahead - the first big event this January is the release of the book, Sharks - Up Close by James Abernethy. It's a great way for shark lovers everywhere to get up close and personal with their favorite sharks!

Here's part two of our special behind the scenes look:

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More to come soon from your friends at the Shark Task Force, because... Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?