Wed, Aug. 3 at 9pm - Expedition with Steve Backshall: Socorro, Expedition Shark Island
PBS’s popular documentary series, EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL, returns with six episodes this summer and uncovers even more places around the globe never seen by human eyes. Naturalist Steve Backshall once again ventures deep into the unknown, shining a light on unexplored corners of the Earth. In each episode, Backshall pursues incredible journeys into uncharted landscapes, as only he can do.
Episode 5 - Socorro: Expedition Shark Island | Wed, Aug. 3 at 9pm
Dive with Steve on an expedition to the remote volcanic island of Clarion in the Revillagigedo National Park. Steve and his team are looking to discover where shark mothers give birth and help protect a new generation of these ocean giants.
Tune in on the WSIU stations: WSIU 8.1, WUSI 16.1, WSEC 14.1, WQEC 27.1 and WMEC 22.2 or access the WSIU local broadcast livestream online at pbs.org or via the PBS Video app. Stream episodes from season two online here.
About the Program
Naturalist Steve Backshall has dedicated his life to exploring some of the most remote locations on Earth, places never seen by human eyes. In Season Two of EXPEDITION, Backshall ventures deeper into the unknown, shining a light on unexplored corners of the planet. On a mission to discover fresh insights that could help to secure a future for the world’s wildlife, Backshall and his hand-picked team of experts dive with sharks in Mexico’s Eastern Pacific, search for apes in Africa’s unexplored jungles, paddle into the heart of brown bear territory in the Far East, explore the uncharted volcanic underworld of Saudi Arabia’s ancient deserts and climb the Djangart mountains of Kyrgyzstan in search of endangered snow leopards. Backshall has big ambitions, and, on this rapidly changing planet, the stakes have never been higher.
EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL is a True to Nature Production distributed by FremantleMedia International for PBS. Bill Gardner is Executive in Charge for PBS. The series is executive produced by Wendy Darke. EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL was commissioned by BBC and UKTV, with funding for the PBS presentation provided by public television viewers.
About Steve Backshall
Steve Backshall, BAFTA-winning adventurer and wildlife expert, is an experienced and unparalleled natural history producer and presenter. He is hugely popular with young television audiences who are both terrified and delighted to watch his encounters with extraordinary and inspiring predators. Steve is an old-fashioned action hero whose leisure pursuits include mountaineering, kayaking, scuba diving, martial arts and endurance running, which together with his unsurpassed wildlife knowledge, make him a compelling and motivational speaker for a multitude of audiences. In 2011, Steve was recognized with a BAFTA for The Best Children’s Television Presenter for his work on Deadly 60, as well as the series itself being honored with a BAFTA for The Best Factual Series. Steve was also an on-air correspondent for the PBS and BBC co-production, BIG BLUE LIVE, which won the BAFTA for a Live Event in 2016. Steve is also a prolific author, having published 13 books, and is a proud ambassador for The Scouts and the Get Outside champion for Ordinance Survey.