Synopsis by Mark Deming
While plenty of scientists have done research on the phenomenon of shark attacks, Dr. Erich Ritter has an unusual degree of experience in the subject. In 2002, while working with the Discovery Channel on a documentary on shark behavior, Ritter was given a severe bite on the leg by a bull shark weighing 350 pounds. The attack was caught on film (one of the very few times this has happened), and Ritter survived to tell about it in Anatomy of a Shark Bite, which examines not just the attack on the scientist, but the nature of sharks, how and why they approach their victims, and what he and his colleagues learned from the incident.
attack, Bahamas, killer-animal, predators, scientist, shark, underwater