Sharkfest 2017

There are more than 500 species of sharks in the world, but in popular imaginations there’s really only one. Thanks to movies like Jaws, Great White sharks are the ocean’s most iconic and feared fish. As their numbers continue to rise on both coasts, experts say, there’s nothing to be alarmed about. Nat Geo Wild, with the help of scientist and shark experts, hopes to change the bad rap these beautiful and intelligent creatures often get.

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