Tracking the World's Fastest Shark

ABC News' Mara Schiavocampo reports the latest news on technology that gives us new insights into the deadly predator.
2:53 | 07/05/15

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Cue the ominous music we're ready to kick off shark week on gma and discovery. That makes it clearer than ever all important it is to understand them. And more on how scientists are working to do that. Reporter: Good morning. This morning, shark week is not only thrilling us with the stories of these predators but they're teaching us a lot. New insights of the world's fastest shark allowing the viewer to tag along for a swim. Discovery's shark week is back. The TV phenomenon that brings us within chomping distance of the ocean's deadliest predators preparing to blow 2014 crops of sharks essential trick shows, great white serial killer, out of the water. Tonight, the shack trackers strangle a revolutionary new system of cameras and sensors to the back of a mako. Giving us a fins' eye view of the world's fastest shark. We had to have the ability to track it. We had to have the ability to film every single aspect of it. Reporter: Tailing the vicious swimmer miles offshore. Our goal was to capture in insights into the way this animal hunts and behave and we did that by going after it in the water and also out of the water. Reporter: New insights into sharks becoming more crucial than ever as millions of Americans flock to beaches. 11 swimmers have suffered bites off the Carolina coasts this season. And higher prey population, warmer temperatures could make beaches more ripe than ever for more attacks. While families are sticking to the shore -- It was the biggest shark that I had ever seen in person. Reporter: -- Others like this dad are willing to literally fight off the threat of sharks to hit the beach. Kind of punched down and I think I had two hands right where I hit off of it. Reporter: Thanks to shark week, we can get an upclose and personal view from the safety of our couches. Apparently we can't get enough. Shark week is one of TV's long est running TV events. 19 hours of original programming. It kicks off tonight at 8:00 P.M. On discovery. They do have a big pr problem. Shark attacks are really rare but they're endangered animals. Thank you, Mara. Thank you. Coming up on "Good morning

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