Next Episode of Shark Bites is
Steve Backshall explores the amazing world of sharks, revealing the surprising inner workings that allow them to hold their own at the top of the food chain.
Steve looks at the most graceful fish in our seas. Manta rays may not look like sharks, but they are part of the same family. Steve swims with them off the coast of Hawaii, observing how their wide, flexible, cartilage skeleton enables them to summersault through pockets of plankton, hovering it up. Back in the Shark Lab, Steve reveals the secrets behind how they glide and fly through the water so effortlessly.
Steve tracks down the ultimate aquatic athlete. Taking mega-migrations around the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the blue sharks are ocean Olympians. Steve catches up with a couple of these bolts of blue off the Californian coast, before heading to the Shark Lab to reveal how these canny creatures rely on their liver to provide buoyancy, and hitch a ride on ocean currents, allowing these athletes to make mega-migrations across the great oceans.
Steve meets a shark that is the master of moves. The Caribbean reef shark has lightning-quick reaction times and is one seriously flexible fish. Steve heads to the Bahamas in the Caribbean to swim alongside them, before finding out the secrets to their flexibility in his Shark Lab.
Steve meets a night-time ninja. The whitetip reef shark has a cool and calm character by day, but after dark they turn into highly honed hunters. Scouring the reef, they search out prey that's hiding away in coral caves. Steve gets a closer look at them off the coast of Malaysian Borneo and gets under their skin in his Shark Lab to explain how they can fit where other sharks can't.
Looks like something went completely wrong!
But don't worry - it can happen to the best of us,
- and it just happened to you.
Please try again later or contact us.