The great white shark: an animal of myths and legend. All the earth’s oceans are home to these fearsome predators, yet the movements of these intriguing beasts have remained largely an enigma … until now. Eager to learn more about this often maligned creature made famous by Jaws films, researchers used a state-of-the-art satellite-tagging system to track their migrations around the world. Now the National Geographic Channel presents a “Preserve Our Planet” special, Great White Odyssey, a deep-sea expedition with world-renowned shark experts Michael Scholl and Ramon Bonfil. Join them as they tag a 12-foot great white they call Nicole — named for shark-lover and actress Nicole Kidman — a lone female who takes them on an epic journey across an ocean seething with threats to her survival. Driven by overpowering natural instincts, Nicole determinedly navigates icy cold waters, dives to unfathomable depths, battles hunger and fatigue, outsmarts some of the ocean’s most lethal inhabitants and ultimately travels 6,000 nautical miles in 99 days, the fastest trans-oceanic migration recorded for any fish. Experience her world up close through her eyes and senses — a magical world full of wonder, mystery and danger. Directed and produced by Rory McGuiness. A National Geographic “Preserve Our Planet” Special.
Discussion with shark expert Ramón Bonfil follows screening.