Shark Week 2020

August 10th, 2020

In this special episode of Nature in Focus for Shark Week, Team Tandem explores the uninhabited coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean that’s swimming with sharks. The only permanent residents are the wildlife–millions of seabirds, giant land-dwelling coconut crabs, and one of the most vibrant and healthy coral reefs.

It’s also a rare glimpse back to a time when all of the Pacific was this healthy, the last vestige of a primordial, tropical world. Palmyra Atoll is a remote, uninhabited coral atoll 1,200 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, and is widely considered by many scientists as one of the best places in the world to study an intact ecosystem–and especially sharks.

We’re excited to have this special content featured on the homepage, Shark Week page (, Discovery’s Nature portal, and their social media channels!

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