Big Wave News

SharkCam’s 5th Deploy

Last summer the Big Wave team headed to Bimini Island, in the Bahamas, for the robot sub SharkCam’s 5th deploy. Here, Greg Skomal from the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries and Amy Kukulya and Roger Stokey from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) teamed up with the Bimini Shark Lab & Tristan Guttridge for more extraordinary shark […]

Posted on: January 3rd, 2019

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Challenging stunt

So this was quite a challenging stunt for us… we were recreating what happens when you get shipwrecked, and to do that, first we had to find a way to ‘shipwreck’ a boat without causing any environmental damage. Gas and fuel leaks are a common reason for boat explosions so the Big Wave team, led […]

Posted on: January 3rd, 2019

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SharkWeek 30th Anniversary ‘SharkWrecked’ gets lots of press

SharkWrecked began with a bang and the explosion didn’t end there! The stunt certainly caught the eye of the media with features in the  New York Times, interviews on Nightline +++ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/arts/television/shark-week-sharkwrecked-james-glancy.html

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019

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Shark Croc Showdown airs tonight in the UK

Big Wave’s latest production, Shark Croc Showdown, airs in the UK tonight @ 9pm on the Discovery Channel. Filmed on the remote beaches of the Australia’s Northern Territory, presenter Paul de Gelder and a team of scientists investigate reports of sharks and crocs clashing over nesting sea turtles.

Posted on: July 24th, 2017

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SOUTH DOWNS DVD presented Peter Owen-Jones on Amazon

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our BBC4 film,  ‘South Downs- England’s Mountains Green’. “This wonderful film captures the great British countryside in all its glory” – Daily Mail “Peter Owen-Jones spends a year wandering his beloved South Downs to make an unashamedly personal film that combines his own poetic wordview with stunning footage of […]

Posted on: March 21st, 2017

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South Downs to air this Tuesday

Big Wave’s latest film South Downs: England’s Mountains Green will be airing on BBC4 on Tuesday 21st February at 21:00. Presented by Peter Owen-Jones, the film takes an intimate look at the UK’s newest national park, exploring it’s rich history, wildlife and people. Two years in the making, the film was directed by Nick Stringer and is already receiving […]

Posted on: February 16th, 2017

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Ben Fogle and Ellie Harrison to Host Whale Fall Project

We are thrilled to be working with Ben Fogle and Ellie Harrison looking at the marine life off the British Isles this summer. Also on board, Richard Pierce from the UK Shark Trust and ‘whale fall’ expert Nick Higgs from Plymouth University. PS – no sightings of Great White Sharks (contrary to what the press is saying) but plenty […]

Posted on: August 24th, 2015

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Boston Museum of Science names Sharkcam in their top 10 science stories of 2014!

SharkCam – the state of the art underwater submersible camera used in ‘Return of Jaws’ and ‘Jaws Strikes Back’ – has been given an honourable mention by Boston Museum of Science in a run down of the biggest science stories of 2014! The device, developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has revolutionised the way Great White […]

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015

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GREAT RESPONSE TO SHARK WEEK SPECIAL

Big Wave’s ‘Return of Jaws’ took the number 1 spot for  non-sports telecasts in cable on Monday…  with a great response from the public on Discovery’s Sharkweek facebook page and twitter! “We love watching shark week! ‪#‎returnofjaws‬ “ “Return of Jaws is real science stuff. Scientists, in a boat, tracking sharks. What Shark Week should be.” Read […]

Posted on: August 9th, 2013

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