Greg Marshall | Producer
It was a shark, 14 years ago in Belize, that inspired Gregs invention of the Crittercam animal-mounted video camera he used to make Tiger Shark and other films. Of all shark species, said Greg, tiger sharks are probably the most dangerous to humans. His main goal for Tiger Shark: transform the audiences fear into awe.
Birgit Buhleier | Co-producer
Im mostly interested in good science, said Birgit, who holds a masters degree in pharmaceutical chemistry and is the teams technology coordinator. Birgit has only just learned to appreciate sharks. In fact, learning to love sharks is one of the goals of the filmand its working!
John Bredar | Field Producer
John was brought in to translate scientist Mike Heithauss ideas into common English and to direct the topside sequences, with Greg Marshall directing the underwater crew. John is the best at evoking good conversation on camera, Greg says. And it didnt hurt that John was already in the neighborhoodAustraliaworking on EXPLORERs Great White, Deep Trouble (look for it April 9, 2000, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC).
Mike Heithaus | Scientist
Mike, a Ph.D. candidate and National Geographic Expeditions Council grantee, is studying the Shark Bay ecosystem. The shoot was a way for him to find out what tiger sharks eat without killing theman impossible task, according to a fellow student. Crittercam made it possible, and Mikes project marks the technologys burgeoning research and academic use.
Mark Holmes | Online Correspondent
As vice president of programming and content development at nationalgeographic.com, Im more accustomed to bytes than bites. I am, however, familiar with sharks and have done some shark tagging off the coast of my native New England. I thought Id seen everything, until I encountered scientist Mike Heithauss swashbuckling style of research on the Tiger Shark shoot.
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