Sharks: Scavengers of the Seas

Follow the marine life of the New-Caledonia lagoon, a haven for the fierce oceanic predator known as the shark.

These opportunistic scavengers evolved more than 400 million years ago, long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and changing little in evolutionary terms compared to other species.

From a natural point of view, sharks are the ultimate survivalist.

Known to eating almost anything, marine biologists have found all sorts of things in shark stomachs – all ranging from fur, fins, feather and even un-usual things like chains.

Throughout Sharks: Scavengers of the Seas we’ll bear witness to these eating habits, choice of lifestyle, and overall survival tactics.

Developed and filmed over a period of four years in New Caledonia, the documentary showcases never seen before sequences of shark life.

Amongst these film sequences is a scene showing hordes of sharks eating a dead blue whale who slowly drifts to the bottom of a seemingly unending abyssal oceanic plane. Frenzied with an unstoppable hunger to eat, the sharks drift into the ink black ocean together with their prey.

High quality scenes like these with the dramatic backdrop of an engaging soundtrack is enough to plunge us into the kingdom of the shark – a natural world well worth exploring.

Sharks: Scavengers of the Seas
  • Info
  • Release date2003
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Cyril Barbançon, Bertrand Loyer
  • Production companySaint Thomas Productions