Wildlife Expedition: Shark Mountain – The Track of the Tuna
Shark Moutain Cocos Island is covered by an impenetrable jungle with numerous streams, waterfalls and gorges. Although tiny in size, it is the world’s largest uninhabited rain forest island. The outstanding underwater world surrounding the island abounds with marine fauna of every description. Hardly any other destination is as well-known for its countless large fish varieties, especially hammerhead, reef and offshore sharks. This amazing nature film was shot in depth of up to 400 meters producing rare footage of deep sea creatures and shark species, never before sighted near Cocos Island. The Track of the Tuna For over 4000 years fishermen have been catching tuna during their migration through the Mediterranean. Today, most of the tuna species are over-fished. In search for tuna migration from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, famous German oceanographic biologist Boris Frentzel-Beyme leads us on a fascinating journey from the Atlantic coast of Morocco to the Turkish Aegean Sea. His diving expeditions lead him into the fascinating world of the Mediterranean Ocean where he meets rare and never before filmed sea creatures in their unusual environment. In depths of up to 1,200 feet he discovers the rare Bluntnose Sixgill- and Ragged Tooth Shark. And in waters off the Croatian coast he encounters the largest fish of the northern oceans, the Basking Shark, the Megadolon White Shark and the Giant Mako.