At one beach in Brazil, a third of all shark attacks have been fatal. Dr Fábio Hazin has used his understanding of sharks to modify their behaviour and to save lives. By moving sharks away from popular beaches, he’s successfully reduced the number of shark attacks – without killing sharks.
Can this solution work in Australia where sharks attacks are still a problem? Australian shark expert Dr Will Robbins travels to Brazil to observe Fábio’s science up close. Then Will enlists shark advocate and attack survivor Paul de Gelder and shark scientist Dr Jodie Haig to test the Brazilian method on Australian bull and tiger sharks. Will it work?
• Shark Exile's premiere on July 24, 2017 was the highest rated cable program across North America.
Broadcaster: Discovery Worldwide
Brazilian Dr André Afonso shows Australian Dr Will Robbins his method of tagging a Tiger shark off Fernando de Noronha island, Brazil.
Shark Exile Producer Colette Beaudry (far left), Shark advocate Paul de Gelder (left), Shark Exile Director Adam Geiger (right) and Shark Biologist Dr Will Robbins (far right) after successfully relocating a large Pigeye shark off the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Shark scientists Dr Will Robbins (left) and Dr Fabio Hazin (right) off the coast of Recife, Brazil, where Fabio has stopped shark attacks completely.
Shark scientists Will and André tag a Tiger Shark off Noronha island.