Chris Hemsworth Will Swim With Sharks for National Geographic’s Shark Beach Special. Thor and Extraction star, Chris Hemsworth, will be featured in a new special called Shark Beach for National Geographic‘s 2021 SHARKFEST. SHARKFEST allows Nat Geo viewers to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most awe-inspiring aquatic creatures.
“SHARKFEST has become the port of call for A-list scientists and filmmakers who share our passion for sharks and the health of the planet’s oceans. In success, we’re also drawing in celebrity thought leaders who have the power to raise awareness and impact behavior through their incredible social platforms,” Geoff Daniels (Executive Vice President of Global Unscripted Entertainment at National Geographic), shared in a statement. “That’s why I couldn’t be more excited about Shark Beach and our latest collaboration with Chris Hemsworth. He’s a fearless defender of nature with a proven commitment to conservation and has an unrivaled willingness to do whatever it takes to help protect sharks for generations to come.”
“I’ve spent a great deal of my life near or in the ocean, sharing the same backyard with sharks, and recently there’s been some growing concern regarding an increase in shark activity,” Chris Hemsworth shared. “It’s crucial that we both revere and respect sharks. Our oceans depend on these apex predators for a biodiverse ecosystem; however, we must also learn how to protect ourselves, and that’s my main objective in Shark Beach.”
National Geographic is excited to be sharing insight into the beautiful and fierce wildlife found in the waters of Australia with viewers next summer. “Joined by the world’s preeminent shark experts — including surfers, conservationists, shark advocates, and marine biologists — Hemsworth begins his journey in his own backyard, Byron Bay, Australia. Here, he uncovers the reasons for increased shark attacks so close to home in recent years. Hemsworth joins local biologists to explore how existing preventative measures work to stave off shark-human encounters and dives with different species of sharks to understand their behaviors and power. He also uncovers the latest breakthroughs in shark science technology designed to protect both sharks and humans. Hemsworth’s mission to understand sharks is more than a journey; he’s searching for the answers to help pave the way to living more harmoniously among sharks.”
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