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What it Takes to Guard a Giant Shark Sanctuary
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How Magnets Keep Sharks Safe—From Us
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6 Amazing Sharks You've Never Heard Of
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Shark Species Thought to Be Extinct Turns Up in Fish Market
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7 Demonic Creatures: Thorny Devil, Satanic Gecko, And More
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Two-Headed Blue Shark Surfaces in Australia
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This Beetle Can Withstand 40 Times More G-Force Than a Fighter Pilot
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Swarms Of Huge Sharks Discovered, Baffling Experts
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Rare Sleeper Shark Caught on Video Beneath the Arctic
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These Tiny Scales Make Sharks Incredibly Fast. Can They Help Us Build Better Planes?
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Many Sharks Live A Century—Longer Than Thought
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About the Show
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is on a treacherous journey to Pitcairn Islands in the hopes of turning the islands’ oceans into a protected marine reserve for sharks.

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