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Airdate: Shark

TEN will soon premiere a BBC nature series on sharks.

PICTURE SHOWS: Ragged Tooth Sharks feed in and around shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina.

TEN will soon premiere Shark, a BBC nature series narrated by Paul McGann.

This appears to be a 3 part series which aired in the UK in June.

Revelatory in both its content and photography, this stunning series shows the enormous diversity of sharks around the world, featuring over 30 species of sharks and rays – from the previously unfilmed Wobbegongs and Greenland sharks to classic species such as great whites and hammerheads.

Filmed in dozens of locations around the globe – ranging from under the polar ice to mangrove swamps, shipwrecks and coral reefs – it highlights the adaptations that make these creatures such successful predators.

Hundreds of Blacktips work together to corral bait-balls of fish, while the Wobbegong sharks have lightning reactions to ambush their prey. There is also the complete story of great white sharks hunting for seals – filmed from underwater, in the air and in slow motion.

Other aspects of shark behaviour featured include mobula rays who gather together in their thousands for spectacular courtship displays, Lemon sharks whose young grow up in special nurseries in the mangroves, plus incredible HD footage of a live shark birth. There is even a shark that can walk on land!

Updated: Saturday April 16 at 7.30pm on TEN.

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