Shark Hunt

Very few of us living in the British Isles have any idea that our waters contain 33 species of shark.

Even the Great White Shark has been allegedly sighted off the Cornish Coast.

Richard Peirce sets out from the Cornish port of Looe in order to catch some of our British sharks - in conjunction with the World Wild Life Fund who are sponsoring a catch and release tagging scheme, designed to help save our British sharks from extinction.

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01A Cornish Story20070115

Very few of us living in the British Isles have any idea that our waters contain 33 species of shark.

Even the Great White Shark has been allegedly sighted off the Cornish Coast.

Richard Peirce sets out from the Cornish port of Looe in order to catch some of our British sharks - in conjunction with the World Wild Life Fund who are sponsoring a catch and release tagging scheme, designed to help save our British sharks from extinction.

Together with skipper Mally Thoms and other experts in the field, Richard focuses on the beautifully coloured blue shark and the mako shark, one of the fastest fish on the planet.

02An Isle Of Wight Story20070116

Shark expert Richard joins skipper Danny Vokins and marine biologist Sarah Fowler in the coastal waters off the Isle of Wight. They hunt for the impressive thresher shark, which stuns its prey with its scimitar shaped tail.

03A Milford Haven Story20070117

Shark expert Richard travels 14 miles into the Gulf Stream from Milford Haven, in search of Britain's mini Great White, the porbeagle.

He is also on the look out for the giant basking shark, which can reach lengths of 26 feet and weigh seven tons.

04The Bridlington Story20070118

Richard travels to the North Sea port of Bridlington. Joined by several shark experts, he attempts to catch one of Britain's deep feeding sharks, the impressive tope.

05 LASTThe Scottish Story20070119

Richard travels to the most northerly part of the British Isles, in search of Britain's own giant manta ray, the common skate, which has a gargantuan appetite.