Sharks have existed on Earth for 400 million years. In the past few decades, their numbers have been greatly reduced, and their continued existence as a species is desperately threatened. Graphic video footage illustrates the exploitation and mistreatment of sharks for use as food or in alternative medicines. This effectively drives home the gravity of the situation, but the more sensitive viewers in our family found it distressing.

Far more enjoyable were the wonderful underwater sequences filmed at the Shark Rodeo Dives in Walkers Cay, Bahamas. Close encounters with reef and black tip sharks were exciting and informative. This title was packed with information, and most appreciated by the adults.

Guy Harvey’s Underwater Realm: Sharks (2008)