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Why Are White Shark Attacks on the Rise? | SharkFest

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In Southern California, shark attacks are on the rise and scientists are trying to figure out why. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More SharkFest: https://on.natgeo.com/2kISTAt #NationalGeographic #Sharks #SharkFest About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more about Great White Shark here: https://on.natgeo.com/2G7hXss Why Are White Shark Attacks on the Rise? | SharkFest https://youtu.be/JtJdZrmeYKc National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (2 months ago)
Great white sharks are responsible for more attacks on humans than any other shark species. What are your thoughts on these findings?
Michael Colgan (1 month ago)
Mybe since Americans are getting fatter, they now start to resemble a plump seal?......think i have cracked it for you 👍
Cannon Martin (1 month ago)
Don't go in the water
Garry Mcgrath (1 month ago)
Because you wannkers have them protected and there breeding more that's the reason there's more attacks plain and simple
Lena Dublavais (1 month ago)
They me be responsible for more deaths but I was always told it was bull shark
Ryan safar (3 days ago)
Nah chief bull sharks hold the record and attack more
Venture Capitalist Venusaur (1 month ago)
I like the mystical music they play on the outro. 😗
Michal Olender (1 month ago)
Can it have something to do with people overfishing?
K dG (1 month ago)
answer: Stupid people going in their territory on the RISE!!! stop blaming sharks for attacking.
moody owl production's (1 month ago)
Why are shark attack's on the rise simple people decide to swim in the ocean.......
Rocky B (1 month ago)
Humans are known as idiots throughout the shark community.
Mrfairchap (1 month ago)
Oh, it’s all very simple really... sharks are just exacting their revenge for the hundreds of thousands of their kind killed by the human race for decades, for such nebulous reasons as shark’s fin soup, “ medicinal” usage and just plain “sport”. Can we afford to lose a few humans? You bet we can!
2centavos (1 month ago)
I am surprised they didn't blame global warming.
NotoriousBAT (1 month ago)
what about black sharks
Iñigo Pérez (1 month ago)
National Geographic was once a symbol for something else, something better. Documentaries that were made to teach, inform, respect nature and make us wonder. Now it has become something poorer, rather uninformative, made just for the sake of consumption and entertainment, even at risk of the loss of its identity: spreading information and teaching. To be honest, I am really glad to see that at least BBC has tried to continue that path, sadly abandoned by NG.
Amadour Lopez (1 month ago)
Because of libtards..
Martin Pike (1 month ago)
Did you check to see if there was a whale migratory path there that is late or not happening decline of species
Rj Pogi (1 month ago)
Most attack on human what happend to bull shark being the most dangerous.
RelativeBadger (1 month ago)
These programmes are very poor. There is far too much repetition of videos to fill time slots (One video clip I watched was repeated 11 times!), and there is far too much talking. I have watched many shark documentaries, and these by 'Nat Geo' are at the bottom of the list for editing and production - never again!
Dalice Hales (1 month ago)
i love sharksl.wen i was 3yers old i love the sea i loved the crabs!!!!!!!!!!
erikcarrillo33 (1 month ago)
Food sources are dwindling probably leading to even more opportunistic behavior. A hungry apex predator isnt gonna miss out on a quick meal no matter what its shaped like.
Job (1 month ago)
Is that Frankie Muniz’s doppelgänger?
Bowman Wright (1 month ago)
I don’t buy into this over dramatisation. But if a rando in a scuba mask, wearing all black turned up in my backyard, I might give them a little warning nibble.
Daniel Ferguson (1 month ago)
Rip cameron boyce
Time Rider (1 month ago)
Because It's their Ocean to begin with
Garry Mcgrath (1 month ago)
Because you wannkers have them protected and there breeding more that's the reason there's more attacks plain and simple
peter johnson (1 month ago)
Just leave the sharks alone.
germans1 (1 month ago)
Lions tigers horses kill more people than great whites. So stop demonising great whites. Fatalities are very low from shark bites.
Dawid Kowalczyk (1 month ago)
Wasted time... Btw the most shark attacks Comes from tigersharks.
Da Wootzi (1 month ago)
YA! GO KILLER WHALES
Benjamin Hodick (1 month ago)
Probably because of all the smug people in that area
Paula G Whyte (1 month ago)
Shark beats God every time!
Rigel D (1 month ago)
In the land we eat fish.. In the sea they eat us.. such irony.
Blah Blah Blah (1 month ago)
Great whites feared Megalodon they both were in the same water. No wonder it was called king of sea.
Peter Blank (1 month ago)
Thanks for using sensationalism and fear to sell your trash, Murdoch is proud.
Georgia Smith (1 month ago)
Sharks really have nothing else to do
Road Hog (1 month ago)
Thanks for the Blue balls Nat geo..... jerks
Yusuf Wadud (2 months ago)
Humans are new on the menu
Damon Vedder (2 months ago)
most feared? idk orcas are definitely scarier
militaryminded85 (2 months ago)
its simple. we protect sharks now = more sharks. more sharks = more attacks. still misunderstood harmless creatures though lol.
Marit (2 months ago)
*Answer for those didn't get it:* *Because the seal population has increased to its old population as they were 100 years ago and humans are confused for prey, they usually let go as soon as they bite a human because they confuse us for seals, when biting they roll their eyes back so they can't see really what they're biting at* *Humans are simply in the middle of it, including schools of fish*
Syed Mohd gulam Asghar (2 months ago)
While going through numbers of documentary on Shark most of explorers view is that they are unpredictable .
Crossbow Chris (2 months ago)
Only 350 remain from Alaska to Mexico and out to Hawaii. Say goodbye to your greatest fear marketing strategy and shark week too NG; you're going to have to scare people about another endangered species soon. Thanks for fueling the hatred towards our collapsing oceans and consequently all ecosystems.
suhail clasher (2 months ago)
Megalodon is the king of the sharks
Dick Dastardly (2 months ago)
National Geographic Shark Fest is the BIGGEST PACK of LIES, MADE-UP B.S, and OVER DRAMATIZED MISINFORMATION on TV! 90% of what they say is just FLAT OUT LIES!! Not only that they have SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES (KILLED) flashing on the screen to embed fear into the unknowing and naive people. They spend 5-10 minutes over dramatizing their make believe theories making you think and believe what they are saying is the truth or reason, only to say NO and then move onto another set of lies and misinformation. Growing up National Geographic magazine was just about the only source of information on most subjects outside of people's everyday life and world, now it makes you wonder if everything they said and showed in that magazine was a PACK of LIES and B.S just like their TV Network. The Discovery channel Shark Week is NO DIFFERENT, the worst of them all is the ANIMAL PLANET! If the ANIMAL PLANET said the Sun will rise tomorrow, I would have to get up and go see for myself because they have LIED so much.
Oftin Wong (2 months ago)
Why is the incidence of people trying to find recreational fun in the sharks environment increasing ?
Johnathan Mata (2 months ago)
Sharks always hunts down
A A (2 months ago)
Hey human; you like seafood? Come and swim for it; like we do. Hahahahahahahaha. Not!!! Got U.S.S. Indianapolis???
Pablo Ramos (2 months ago)
All these Youtube shark experts 😂😂
bela rosario (2 months ago)
I am scared of sharks!!
Mr. Saephan (2 months ago)
It their annual gang meeting duh 😎
longlivethefish (2 months ago)
They gather at the sofa! Who remembers??
jessie page (2 months ago)
Warmer waters, more people and more opportunities for the sharks. They’re opportunistic
jessie page (2 months ago)
I don’t think it’s great whites that are guilty in the New York attacks. I think we’re dealing with smaller investigative sharks, all sorts...
Zac Lodro (2 months ago)
Great whites only attack hot chicks
dann462 (2 months ago)
You forgot to answer the question.
no, i don't want no slugs (2 months ago)
I don't like the sensationalist tone. We can spark curiosity and love for nature without using it.
Cody Wiley (2 months ago)
Can't wait to swim along side one like Ocean Ramsey
Barry Sorento (2 months ago)
I'm thinking Putin, or some kind of Russian interference is to blame (sarcasm)
Keith Langdon (2 months ago)
What is wrong with the National Geographic Channel? Why are you supporting the notion that sharks are like the movie "Jaws"! Change the title! More people equals more encounters. They were here first!
Robby Jarvis (2 months ago)
Sharks are killer's.. Seals people they don't care.. Stupid people say they didn't mean to attack people.. YES THEY DID!!
Living Syn (1 month ago)
Nope.
unknown user (2 months ago)
in order to understand a shark you need to think like a shark
Anna Jackson (2 months ago)
This is very sensationalist - the media should stop pedalling this idea about sharks, it’s been very damaging and has lead to the culling of so many sharks. Even Spielberg has come out and said he wishes he’d never made Jaws because of this.
Kim Michaluk (2 months ago)
People kill one another more than sharks kill people.
Sazerac (2 months ago)
It's actually a 🦈 fight club
teetee tee (2 months ago)
@4:32 to the end.. So what is hunting sharks? The documentary film is not supposed to end with a cliff hanger!!
Jaemmylee Soken (2 months ago)
They want you to watch the shark fest episodes. Im watching this one now.
Sun Daze (2 months ago)
This cliffhanger is causing me more anxiety than marvel movies.
Waterland Films (2 months ago)
I love this production!
TOM ARCHER (2 months ago)
AMAZING! We actually have "shark experts" we refer to as "Doctor." Unless he can sooth my flaming hemorrhoids, I won't refer to him as "Doctor." These "experts" spend many years in higher learning institutions trying to learn/determine rudimentary information. I can give you 6+ years of shark (and other predator information) in just a few sentences. Here goes: If you don't want to get attacked by a shark, don't swim where there are sharks. Not sure if the your chosen body of water is devoid of sharks? Don't go in the water! I'll give you further advice: If you don't want to get attacked by a bear, don't go to areas where there are bears! Have you ever seen those NIMRODS who leave the relative safety of their vehicles just to get a "closer" video/photograph of a Wild Alaskan Grizzly? You can use this advice in other areas of life in order to reduce/eliminate chances of being a victim. "Hello. My name is DOCTOR Gil Gommesh. I'm a shark expert." "Hi DOC, can you take a look at my hemorrhoids? They're awefully painful."
sam smith (2 months ago)
...or, there are just more people going into the ocean.
T Klein (2 months ago)
It’s because Steven Spielberg made a propaganda film with a negative connotation.
Jimi Leriak (2 months ago)
Umm so where's the 2nd part of this video?
John Smith (2 months ago)
Because I didnt make the shark my dinner....yet. Mmm sharks might not like the taste of me but I do enjoy grilling them.
Flávio (2 months ago)
This video sounds like straight out of the 2000s from Discovery Channel
Wilderness Style (2 months ago)
Sharks attacking us for painting them as monsters instead of normal animals.
Saint Michael (2 months ago)
IDK, more people in the water? They’re apex predators so anything in the water that they can catch is on the menu. I’m not an expert, but humans are a lot easier to catch than a seal.
Tito (2 months ago)
Thanks for not telling us what that is?
Fat Fame (2 months ago)
🖕🦈
SwordChux (2 months ago)
The attacks are rising, because more and more people are going to see them. It's simple numbers.
Denis Brown (2 months ago)
This kind of stuff reveals a confusion of Nat Geo as a brand: sharks supposed manhunting behaviour has regularly been derided as nonsense in their more scientific videos; a myth created by man's fiction and fears. Yet Nat Geo cannot resist in sponsoring terror and fear-spreading via Sharkfest. This is highly entertaining rather than educational. The Jaws legend lives on and is supported by Nat Geo. I suppose there is room for it all, for wary viewers who can see that Nat Geo is baiting them with the food of popular choice.
Jaxon Reppond (2 months ago)
There was literally no unknown info in the video
Tamas Schneeberger (2 months ago)
More people in the world + more sharks in the ocean = more attacks . Also Higher volume of data from previous years = more attacks! Derrrrr.....
Daniel Rodriguez (2 months ago)
You forgot about the bull shark 🙄
Marco Simula (2 months ago)
Wooooow, il Grande bianco è davvero una bella bestia, incute timore e rispetto.
Recluse (2 months ago)
Trolled for 5min
Just_Like_A_Dodo (2 months ago)
sharks are not the reason we are we are to dumb to look where we swim
AL NASER (2 months ago)
Good
Danaé Piednoel (2 months ago)
Can we please acknowledge that there is more people dying taking a selfy then dying by a shark attack, independently of the type of shark? Moreover, the fact that they got use to be bated to specific locations because of "touristic" activities offering to swim with them make them much more aggressive and incline to get closer to the coats.
nirban biswas (2 months ago)
Valuable lesson.
PyroTeamEnschede (2 months ago)
Bc in these surcomstainses (don't know if i spelled it right) only the strongest and most aggresive one will survive+ more people alive so more people will get attacked.
stiimuli (2 months ago)
No, you didn't spell it right. Not even close XD
Gage Hanson (2 months ago)
they aren't the most dangerous sharks, first are bull sharks due to their territorial natural, then tiger sharks, then great whites!
Mark Archer (2 months ago)
Shark expert, 20 yrs old.
HDClown (2 months ago)
If you get attacked, punch it in the eye and the situation will sort itself. I learned this watching shark week.
JohnnyDaved (2 months ago)
This is another story for another what if!
Claudio Paolo (2 months ago)
maybe they hate the todays generation of people lmfao
Sweta Mishra (2 months ago)
Can anyone say that megaladon is still alive or not please
stiimuli (2 months ago)
There's this thing called Google....
Jim dela Cruz Vera (2 months ago)
of course they are hungry. they eat anything that moves just like crocodiles
Mac Daddy (2 months ago)
It’s pry all the black sharks preying on the whites and the whites are finally sick of the black sharks bull so they are attacking.
Wisconsin Homestead (2 months ago)
Way to leave us all on a cliffhanger with a glimpse of Orca in the final shot. Thanks....
Matze Pizzaheld (1 month ago)
I still don’t get it what orcas hunting great whites has to do with great whites hunting humans 😂😂
stiimuli (2 months ago)
Its a segment from a full tv show intended to get you to go watch the full show.
Jessica Grams (2 months ago)
It doesn't help that a lot of their food is being taken away from them by humans. Over hunting and over fishing. Need I say more?!
Jeremy Hannaford (2 months ago)
You don’t go in the water you don’t get bit by no shark.
Andrea Lodden (2 months ago)
They are eating humans off the coast of California, I wonder what a bitter snowflake taste like? 🤔🤔
Brittany Moneymaker (2 months ago)
Do people even have common sense anymore?
lucasmontec (2 months ago)
2014