Discovery's Shark Weekend Gets Set for New Close Encounters

Jeff Kurr, veteran Shark Week filmmaker, teamed up with researchers to create two new vessels to chase the deadly animals.
2:39 | 08/30/15

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Caught on camera the moment this massive great white shark launched itself into the air I don't think we slow Mo' ed down that video. The power these creatures have. Understand all we can about them. One reason why discovery is running its first-ever shweekend. This summer dominated by shark attacks. It was the biggest shark I had ever seen. Reporter: Eight swimmers were bitten off the coast of north Carolina's outer banks. Just this week, off the coast -- It didn't really happen. Reporter: Why would anyone voluntarily put themselves in the path of those terrifying jaws? For Jeff Kerr it's his job, the veteran shark week filmmaker, has created two vessels, allowing them to get closer than ever before the latest installment of air jaws. They can come face to face. The divers can pick it up and walk around the bottom. Reporter: Of course just because it's safe doesn't mean it's not terrifying. Duck, duck, duck! I turn, there's a white shark right here. Reporter: In South Africa, where pro surf Mick fanning tang ted with a great white, viewers watching in horror as the battle unhurled. A massive 15-foot beast out of the ocean and into the air just a few feet in front of his face. Capturing the whole thing for the first time from above and below the surface. -- So big! And you can catch more shark action tonight on air jaws, walking with great whites as discovery shweekend continues. This's the biggest shark, ever. Never seen a shark that big. Okay, coming up on "Good

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