In The News : Chris and/or Monique Fallows and .....
Welcome to SHARKMAN’S WORLD
Sharkman: How long have you been interested in Sharks?
Chris: I have been interested in them for the last 15 years.
Sharkman: How did this interest Start?
Chris: By tagging fish as part of a volunteer programme.
Interview With Chris Fallows, Monique Fallows
Aired December 7, 2003 - 11:21 ET
JIM MORET, CNN ANCHOR: You're not seeing things. Say the phrase flying sharks, you might imagine a movie where Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King. But it's all very real for our next two guests, who are global experts on capturing great white sharks on film. Chris and Monique Fallows are on the telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, where it's about 6:20 in the evening. Thank you so much for joining us.
Date : 01 October 2001
Producer : Diana Lucas
Presenter : Derek Watts
Naturalist, seaman and eco photographer, Chris Fallows has spent five years in the False Bay area studying this super predator. He has observed a unique phenomenon in the way the Great White hunts its prey.
Seal Island, about 5kms off shore, is really just an isolated pile of rocks, but the secret lies in the name. It's home to about 64 000 seals and it's during the winter months when steenbras and yellowtail aren't available that seal meat moves to number one on the shark's menu. In fact, you could say their fate is sealed...Full transcript ......
In previous years the BBC did not always get their timing with us right and arrived before or after things really got going, this time Simon King and Ted hit the nail on the head.
On many days during their 3 week stay with us we witnessed over 30 predatory events, many including spectacular breaches. Simon and Ted were consumate professionals, as well being enjoyable company on the boat. Planet Earth pictures and Planet Earth products will undoubtedly take the documentary watching fraternity by storm, pretty much like The Blue Planet did before.