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Why do sharks attack? What are the most dangerous sharks? Watch these killer clips to find out what's behind these dangerous animal encounters.

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Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa: Filming Air Jaws

Find out how researchers risk life and limb to film the great white shark from a variety of angles in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa."


Find out how researchers risk life and limb to film the great white shark from a variety of angles in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa."
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Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa: Filming Air Jaws

Researchers record the great white shark at close range using a variety of innovative cameras including the seal camera and the sea viewer camera in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa."
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Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa: Seal Cam

In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa," a baby seal attempts to escape the clutches of a gang of great white sharks.
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Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa: Shark vs Baby Seal

A swimmer is attacked by a bull shark and dragged out into the deep.
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Best of Shark Week: Shark Attack Survivors

Watch as this aggressive baby bull shark attacks the camera in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark."
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Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark: Camera Attacked

Bull Sharks often hunt for prey in shallow waters which increases the likelihood of human contact. Learn more about these predators in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark."
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Bull Shark: World's Deadliest Shark: Shallow Waters

In the northwest, the great white shark can make an appearance.
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Great White Shark Encounter

Bull sharks are incredibly dangerous for a number of different reasons. Learn more about bull sharks with this video from HowStuffWorks.
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How Bull Sharks Work

Great white sharks are infamous for attacks on swimmers and surfers. Check out this story of a great white attack in this video, brought to you by the Discovery Channel.
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How Great White Sharks Work

Tiger sharks have a reputation for being man-eaters, but are they really? Check out this video, brought to you by the Discovery Channel.
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How Tiger Sharks Work

Two best friends get caught in a riptide and are pulled out to sea. Now they must survive unbearable heat, dehydration, starvation and eventual madness!
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I Shouldn't Be Alive: Swept Out to Sea

In this Animal Planet clip, a shark attacks and mutilates a large fish.
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Killer Clips: Shark vs Big Fish

To simulate a shark attack, Matt and his crew dress a blow-up doll in a wetsuit and throw it to the sharks!
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Madman of the Sea: Shark Attacks Blow-up Doll

To lure a shark up close, Matt dresses himself as barbeque... literally! After strapping fish and fish sticks to himself and applying a little BBQ sauce, Matt jumps in the water to get the ultimate shark attack shot.
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Madman of the Sea: Underwater BBQ

Shark attacks are on the rise in Australia. What is causing the recent spike in shark related injuries and how can you avoid being bitten by one?
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Maneaters: Sharks

This clip from Discovery Channel's "Paradise for Predators: Sharks of Palau" explores the relationship between sharks and spearfishers in Palau.
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Paradise for Predators: Sharks of Palau: Spearfishing

Jeremy gets a call about a shark attack and rushes off to find out what happened. What he sees is a stark reminder that these sharks truly are river monsters!
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River Monsters: Bitten by a Bull Shark

On the shore, the scientists examine the bull shark up close and realize that since this shark is male, there are more sharks looming in this South African river.
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River Monsters: Bull Sharks in South Africa

Jeremy is on a quest to catch a thirteen foot bull shark for scientific research! He has one on the line; can he bring it in?
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River Monsters: Hooking a Bull Shark

Jeremy Wade reveals how he caught a 1,000-pound bull shark in South Africa's Zambezi River. This is now the largest river monster of Jeremy's fishing career.
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River Monsters: How to Catch a Bull Shark

What are the odds you will be attacked by a shark?
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Shark Attack

A man dives for abalone for a living, but one day his work is interrupted by a shark attack. Check out his story in this clip from the Discovery Channel.
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Shark Bites: Abalone Diver

This Discovery Channel clip presents the story of a man who lost his arm to a shark, but lived to tell the tale.
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Shark Bites: Arm Loss

In this Discovery Channel video, shark behaviorist Dr. Erich Ritter is attacked and almost loses his leg.
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Shark Bites: Attack Caught on Film

Les Stroud wants to see if sharks are attracted to foods that humans eat. See if sharks have an appetite for ham, turkey and beef in this Discovery Channel video.
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Shark Bites: Bait Test

In this Discovery Channel segment, Les Stroud performs three dangerous tests to determine if sharks' appetites are driven by color.
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Shark Bites: Color Test

In this Discovery Channel clip, Les Stroud finds out if sharks can detect victims by the sound of their heartbeats.
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Shark Bites: Heartbeats

In this Discovery Channel clip, Les Stroud tests the power of lemon sharks by dropping realistic legs made of ballistic rubber into shark-infested waters.
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Shark Bites: Lemon Shark

In this Discovery Channel segment, Les Stroud does a bait test with lemon sharks to see which meat they tear through the hardest.
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Shark Bites: Lemon Shark Feeding

Can the hammerhead shark really detect magnets? Les Stroud puts this urban legend to the test in the following Discovery Channel clip.
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Shark Bites: Magnet Test

In this Discovery Channel video, Les Stroud dives in reef-shark infested waters with only a thin layer of chain armor to protect him.
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Shark Bites: Reef Shark

A young girl is attacked while on vacation. In this Discovery Channel video, she reveals the actual footage from the day of the attack.
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Shark Bites: South America Shark Attack

In this Discovery Channel video, a relaxing vacation in the South Pacific is cut short when a group of friends is attacked by a shark.
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Shark Bites: South Pacific Attack

Tiger sharks are known as "living garbage cans." In this Discovery Channel video, Les Stroud finds out if their reputation is deserved by throwing a series of objects in the water.
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Shark Bites: Tiger Shark

A boy gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time during "Black December," a famous rash of shark attacks that made Durban, South Africa notorious in 1957. This recreation is featured in "Killer Sharks," part of the 2011 Shark Week lineup.
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Shark Week: Go Out Further.

A cage diver is surrounded by sharks off the coast of Durban, South Africa in the fateful summer of 1957/1958, which saw seven attacks along the coast. This recreation is featured in "Killer Sharks," part of the 2011 Shark Week lineup.
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Shark Week: Scary Cage Dive

Andy Samberg is Discovery's Chief Shark Officer for 2011.
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Shark Week: Shark Week with Andy Samberg

A shark chomps down on a boy's leg in Sydney, Australia, and won't let go. This reenactment of a real shark attack from 1966 is featured in "Rogue Sharks," part of the Shark Week 2011 lineup.
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Shark Week: Shark Won't Let Go

Surfer Megan Halavais is the latest victim of the shark attacks in Salmon Creek Beach, California.
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Shark Week: Surfer Girl Attacked

Rodney Fox, determined to learn more about the creature that nearly killed him, creates the world's first shark cage. This scene is featured in "Rogue Sharks," part of the 2011 Shark Week lineup.
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Shark Week: Very First Shark Cage

In 1957, Julia Painting suffered a severed arm in an extremely vicious shark attack at Margate Beach.
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Shark Week: Viciously Attacked

Most beachgoers are on the lookout for sharks-- all too aware of their unseen threat. However, it wasn't always that way. Watch this video to gain a perspective on the fear of sharks, which is actually a fairly recent phenomenon.
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The History of Fearing Sharks

In a truly rare event, an unfortunate surfer gets attacked by two sharks at the same time. Will he survive to tell the tale? Watch this clip from Animal Planet's "Untamed and Uncut" to see what happens next.
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Untamed and Uncut: Double Great White Attack

Just off the coast of Massachusetts, a shark fisherman gets pulled into the water and back under the boat when a ravenous shark refuses to be reeled in. Watch this clip from Animal Planet's "Untamed and Uncut" to see what happens next.
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Untamed and Uncut: Pulled Into Water By Shark

Watch as a flock of seagulls descends on a horse racing track at the worst possible moment in this video from Animal Planet's "Untamed and Uncut" series.
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Untamed and Uncut: Seagulls vs. Racehorses

A diver off the coast of Florida proves getting too close to a shark can be the kiss of death after performing an everyday stunt that turns ugly. Watch this clip from Animal Planet's "Untamed and Uncut" to see what happens.
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Untamed and Uncut: Shark Bites Diver's Face

What happens when a shark cage designed to keep you safe fails? Two divers in a submerged cage find out when a great white gets a little nosy. Watch this clip from Animal Planet's "Untamed and Uncut" to see what happens.
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Untamed and Uncut: Sharkcage Break-In

When two friends' curiosity tempts them to catch a spinner shark, one gets too close and feels the sharp sting of a 120 pound Spinner Shark clamp down on his hand. Watch this clip from Animal Planet's "Untamed and Uncut" to see what happens next.
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Untamed and Uncut: Spinner Shark Bite

The Caribbean Reef Sharks don't partake in feeding frenzies. In actuality they take precise bites of their prey. Learn more in this clip from Animal Planet's "Up Close and Dangerous" series.
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Up Close and Dangerous: Caribbean Reef Sharks

When sharks explore their world, they test things out by biting gently. The sharks don't want to risk ruining their sharp teeth. Learn more in this clip from Animal Planet's "Up Close and Dangerous" series.
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Up Close and Dangerous: Curious Sharks

Dynamite fishing is a very destructive way of fishing -- although it stuns fish, it also destroys any coral reef nearby. Learn more in this clip from Animal Planet's "Up Close and Dangerous" series.
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Up Close and Dangerous: Dynamite Fishing

On Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky," witness a live shark attack as a hungry bull shark bites onto the leg of a scientist trying to study the animals in shallow water.
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Weird True and Freaky: Bull Shark Attack

A cage dive off the coast of Africa goes wrong when a great white shark gets inside the cage. Watch the footage of this frightening attack on Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky."
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Weird True and Freaky: Cage Diving Shark Attack

On Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky," we follow two scientists to explore the great white infested waters of northern California known as the Red Triangle.
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Weird True and Freaky: Great Whites in the Red Triangle

Caught on amateur video, a woman is attacked in open water by a great white shark. Watch the footage and hear the survivor's story on Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky."
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Weird True and Freaky: Open Water Shark Attack

On Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky," witness the brutal hunting methods of sharks, which, sometimes, include eating their own species.
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Weird True and Freaky: Shark Cannibalism

A surfer survives a great white shark attack and lives to tell his story on Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky."
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Weird True and Freaky: Surfer Shark Attack Survivor

Watch as rescuers try to pry a fisherman's hand from the jaws of a shark on Animal Planet's "Weird, True and Freaky."
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Weird True and Freaky: The Hand that Feeds

A great white shark displays brute strength on Wild Kingdom's "Way of the Warrior."
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Wild Kingdom: The White Warrior

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