Synopsis by Kathleen Wildasin
Nova: Shark Attack! is an animal behavior documentary that features two of the sea's deadliest creatures: great white sharks and tiger sharks. You'll climb aboard a 14-foot-boat near the Farallon Islands off the coast of northern California to watch the great whites prey upon sea lions and seals, and you'll travel to Hawaii to study the ambush patterns of tiger sharks. Statistical information on attack incidence is provided, and human attitudes toward sharks -- from fear to awe to respect on religious grounds -- are examined. Terrifying underwater camera shots in shark-infested waters are a special feature of the 60-minute film.