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Throughout America's coastline shark attacks are on the rise. Many occur in quick succession at new and surprising locations. As vacationers, scientists and locals are all desperate to uncover what is causing the upsurge, National Geographic Channel investigates the attacks to see what is affecting some of nature's most feared fish. The deep-sea saga employs underwater photography, news archives and testimony to deep dive into mysterious and deadly recent shark attacks.

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Scientists look for reasons behind savage attacks off the mid-Atlantic coast.
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A spike in shark attacks hits Maui, Hawaii that is three times more than the average, leading scientists and officials wondering when they will strike next.
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Experts try to determine why sharks are suddenly on the attack along the Southern California coast.
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The Gulf of Mexico's many species of sharks are normally docile and not uncommon for locals and tourists to spot, but in 2005 shark attacks along the coast exploded to more than five times the average.
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Beneath the still serenity of the Atlantic coastline lurks a dark danger in the safe, calm waters of the North Carolina and Virginia beaches.
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A formerly safe beach in Mexico is the site of three shark attacks in a matter of weeks.
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In 2006, the Oregon coast is plagued by the alarming anomaly of three shark attacks in three months.
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Australia experiences nine terrifying shark attacks in 2015.
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South Africa is home to the world's deadliest beach for shark attacks.
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A rugged coastline renowned for its picturesque cliffs and sandy beaches just north of San Francisco becomes a nightmare in 2004 when the area is stunned by four separate shark attacks over the course of six months.
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Usually a pristine location, the waters of Cancun suddenly become a hot spot for shark attacks between 2011 and 2013, with six attacks along the shores; scientists work to figure out the cause behind the surge in attacks.
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The Hawaiian island of Oahu becomes besieged by shark attacks in 2015.
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Cape Cod transforms from a peaceful tourist destination to a hotspot for shark attacks.
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A family vacation hotspot along the Carolina coast becomes infested with shark attacks in 2015.
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A look into what caused an increase in shark attacks around the Bahamas in 2002.
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Experts break down shark attack stories to reveal what can be done to avoid an attack.
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A spike in bull shark attacks in North Carolina leaves experts scrambling for answers.
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Sharks unleash a reign of terror in top tourist destinations.
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Harrowing stories from people who faced real-life Jaws and lived to tell the tale.

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