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Nat Geo WILD: Red Sea Jaws

In December, 2010, the popular tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh hit the headlines when four swimmers were brutally attacked and one killed in a spate of unprecedented shark attacks. What had turned the warm safe waters of the Red Sea into a real life horror story?  One witness describes the scene, “It really was like a scene out of the film Jaws.”  With the help of forensic experts and shark scientists, Red Sea Jaws investigates if rogue sharks are to blame or if practices in the tourism industry led to these tragedies.

Red Sea Jaws starts at 5P et/pt as part of the day-long marathon leading up to the premiere of Shark Attack Experiment Live at 9P et/pt.

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  • salem

    There is no shark in the red sea.

  • Patti

    maybe after eatting the Shark the Whale omits that death aroma, for days or longer? so thats why/how it got to all of the sharks

  • […] tours to sunny Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt was how safe the water was to dive in, after a series of shark attacks at the resort. In the first month after the Arab Spring, tourist numbers fell 80 percent, leading […]

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