Formats: 90' | 52' | 44' | 4K
An expedition Gombessa IV, led by Laurent Ballesta
Director Luc Marecot
Co-production: ARTE France | Le cinquième rêve | Andromède Océanologie | LGB Productions | Filmin'Tahiti | CNRS Images
Distributor Arte sales
Legend has it that the shark is a lone wolf. He hunts alone. Think again. The latest science shows that the shark actually hunts in packs.
In a groundbreaking experiment, five of the most experienced underwater scientists in the world will dive at night among 700 starving sharks, the largest school ever recorded. It took them 3 years of preparation to dare descend among the predators. Their goal is to fit electronic trackers on one hundred squalls to monitor their movement and organization during nocturnal hunting. The challenge is to produce a 3D mapping which will reveal the sharks’ movements, gathering points, attacks and strategies, at a scale that has never been done before.
This study revolutionizes our understanding of the world’s greatest predator.