About the Show
A fossilised dune of towering pinnacles and deep caves hidden five kilometres out to sea, Aliwal Shoal is a place where sharks flock and fish walk on the bottom of the ocean. Home to the greatest congregation of rays and sharks – including tiger sharks and ragged toothed sharks – Aliwal sees the comings and goings of thousands of migrating species. Millions of sardines are pursued to the shoal by the ocean’s great predators, with huge pods of dolphins numbering in the thousands and the shoal’s ubiquitous sharks feasting side-by-side. Humpback whales migrate around the shoal, and cameras capture the vision of hundreds of sand sharks – never seen before – to reveal their secret world and behaviour. Evolutionary adaptations are at their most spectacular, as marine species showcase the remarkable tools Mother Nature has gifted them with to avoid predators or stalk prey.


Never miss a Nat Geo moment

Your email address
We use our own and third-party cookies to improve our services, personalise your advertising and remember your preferences. If you continue browsing, or click on the accept button on this banner, we understand that you accept the use of cookies on our website. For more information visit our Cookies Policy AcceptClose cookie policy overlay