Island of the Great White Shark| 43mins
Director: Richard Theiss | Producer: Richard Theiss
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
â€œOff the coast of Baja, Mexico, a remote island serves as one of nature's dwindling sanctuaries to a fearsome ocean predator - the great white shark. In a race against time, eco-tourists and marine researchers have forged a unique alliance to gather scientific data in the hopes of protecting these animals from potential slaughter. This is a countdown, a countdown to survival at Isla Guadalupe - the â€˜Island of the Great White Sharkâ€™.â€ With these opening words, RTSea's documentary, â€œIsland of the Great White Sharkâ€, begins the first comprehensive examination of Isla Guadalupe's magnificent great white sharks and the ongoing scientific research. Compelling concepts are brought together: the wide range of research techniques being employed, the kinds of data being gathered, the unusual working relationship between shark researchers and eco-tourism operations, and of course the sharks - both feared and misunderstood by the general public but highly vulnerable and threatened with possible extinction.