Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Protection for Sharks in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to protect Tiger Sharks and three types of Hammerhead Sharks in state waters. George Schellenger has more in this report from Key Largo. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Shark Task Force is Back

Sorry folks, we've been in the field for the past few months, but we're back - with some new reports coming up this week.
Sorry you had to wait six months for new stories, but so much good has happened. Details coming up soon.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Shark Week's Torture on Television

We're going to change the slogan of The Shark Task Force... last night they were feeding fish to Tiger Sharks - and those fish were wrapped in chains. This form of animal abuse must go. So disturbing.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Whale Sharks: Behind the Scenes

George Schellenger takes you behind the scenes, diving with Whale Sharks off the coast of Mexico.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sharks: Oceanic Whitetips at Night, No Cage

The Shark Task Force is proud to be a part of a new film featuring the first ever planned and organized night dive with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks without a cage. We dove with these incredible animals before - this time we meet them at night on their terms. We're working on the film with - a production company founded by Robert Cantrell. He's eager to bring back films depicting adventure and exploration. "Sharks: Lord of the Long Hands" will be released later this year.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lunch with a Whale Shark

Here are some thoughts on taking a swim and enjoying lunch with a whale shark.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jaws, Fishing and Shark Conservation

In this special edition of the Shark Task Force, Dr. Guy Harvey interviews Wendy Benchley, the widow of Peter Benchley, author of Jaws. They talk about the impact of the movie 3 decades later, how shark catch and kill tournaments are becoming catch and release tournaments and why healthy oceans need sharks. For more information on the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, visit For more on sharks, check out The Shark Task Force, why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Washington, D.C. Wrap Up

George C. Schellenger and Jim Abernethy wrap up the showing of This is Your Ocean: Sharks in Washington, D.C.

And I mean, really? Why wait a whole year for just one week on sharks?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sharks Come to Washington, D.C.

Real sharks are heading inside the beltway this Friday, May 20, 2011 for Celebration of the Seas.

"This is Your Ocean: Sharks" will be featured at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 8pm.

Join scheduled guests Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jim Abernethy and George C. Schellenger for this award-winning film. For more information about this free event, visit:

For more information about "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" - visit

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Saving Sharks: Art Meets Science

In the new shark documentary, "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" photographer and artists Jim Abernethy, Wyland and Guy Harvey strive to paint a new picture of sharks. A picture of a creature which plays a critical part in the ocean - and a creature in trouble. Director George C. Schellenger gives us this preview.

For more on "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" - check out

For more on sharks, visit The Shark Task Force. Why wait a whole year, for just one week on sharks?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Emma the Shark's role in "This is Your Ocean: Sharks"

As we celebrate the World Premiere of "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" - it's time to meet Emma, the 14-foot Tiger Shark we first met several years go. Once you take a swim with her, you'll never see sharks the same way again. "This is Your Ocean: Sharks" featuring Wyland, Guy Harvey and Jim Abernethy debuts at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Friday, April 29, 2011. Directed by George C. Schellenger.

Friday, April 22, 2011

This is Your Ocean: Sharks - Earth Day Clip

To help celebrate Earth Day - and the release of the new film, This is Your Ocean: Sharks, director George C. Schellenger gives us this preview of the film. In order to replace fear with respect, you have to get close. Here's a clip from This is Your Ocean: Sharks.

Emma The Shark on Facebook

Check out Emma's new page on Facebook!

Friday, April 8, 2011

This is Your Ocean: Sharks - Official Trailer

Here's the official trailer for the movie. It will be featured soon on iTunes:

The new documentary featuring the work of Jim Abernethy, Dr. Guy Harvey and Wyland in an effort to save sharks - finally comes to the big screen this April.

You'll be able to see if first at the Newport Beach Film Festival, April 29, 2011 at the Lido Theater.

We're all extremely proud to have it hosted there - it's a homecoming for Wyland.

If you're in the area, please check it out!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shark Task Force 2011 Update

Sharks find help from an angry chef; some bi-partisain support in Washington, D.C.; and a break in the Bahamas. Those are just some of the stories we're following this week on the SharkTaskForce. Why wait a while year, for just one week on sharks?