Following a year of record numbers of shark attacks, Sharks Never Sleep takes us around the world to meet shark-attack survivors, shark lovers and shark hunters, who tell us of the primal fear of being eaten alive by a wild animal, the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one and extraordinary stories of encounters with sharks.
In Ballina on the east coast of Australia, Darren Rogers recounts how he tried to save Japanese surfer Tadashi Nakahara, who was mauled to death by a great white shark. At Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, professional surfer Mick Fanning narrowly escapes the jaws of a great white during the final of one of the world's biggest professional surfing competitions. On the Hawaiian island of Maui, shark-attack survivor Bethany Hamilton heads into monstrous waves to surf, even after having lost her arm to a tiger shark as a 13-year-old junior surfing champion.
Meet scientists, conservationists and a host of eccentric characters, and explore our complex relationship of fear and fascination with sharks in this updated edition.
Brendan McAloon is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and television producer. He has written feature articles for a wide range of surfing, travel and lifestyle magazines. He produced Mick Fanning's award-winning biopic surf film Mick, Myself & Eugene, spent five years producing long-form television programming from surfing's professional tour for IMG Media and was a finalist in the MIFF short film competition.