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During this show Tristan tells the fascinating story of the enigmatic great hammerhead shark. Why do females return annually to bimini? Are they pregnant? Do they migrate north for the summer months?

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Can Olympian Michael Phelps stand a chance in a race against a shark? Tristan designs experiments with Dr. Neil Hammerschlag to pit Michael's swimming skills against some of the oceans greatest predators!.

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Are sharks social? Are there hidden complexities to their social lives? Tristan examines the structure and function of shark groups - hammerheads to lemon and whale sharks!

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Tristan joins comedian Rob Riggle and fellow scientist Dr. Austin Gallagher on a hilarious, ‘sometimes’ factually inaccurate journey to introduce Shaquille O’Neal to sharks!

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In Bimini, Bahamas Tristan teams up with white shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal, the Woods Hall Oceanographic Institute and Bimini Sharklab to use an autonomous underwater vehicle to track a bull shark!

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Exploring the pristine habitats of the 'Gardens of the Queen' Tristan leads the search for the famous great hammerhead that hunts the plentiful and healthy marine life in this exquisite location.

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Blue Planet Live

Tristan and his wife Annie worked together on a sequence for this blue-chip production deploying a satellite tag on the highly mobile and little known Silky Shark in the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas. Please visit our blog for behind the scenes information.


MEDIA SERVICE – TV productions

Since 2012 Tristan has managed and coordinated many productions, including review of contracts, activities, flights, equipment, permits as well as conceiving ideas and acting as host or on-screen talent. This past year his role in some shows has changed with him working behind the scenes on creatives which has seen him collect some associate producer credits:

2019      
BBC Natural History Unit: BBC Blue Planet Live ‘Shark segment’ – Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas

2018       
AnomalyTV: Discovery Shark Week Special ‘Shaq does Shark Week’ – Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas    
Renegade83: Discovery Shark Week Special ‘Naked and Afraid of Sharks’ – Associate Producer and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Electus: Discovery Shark Week Special 'Bear vs. Shark' – Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Bigwave: Discovery Shark Week Special "Shark Cam" – Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
ITV: Discovery Shark Week Special “Cuba’s secret shark lair” - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Cuba
Citizen Pictures: Discovery Shark Week Special ‘Guy Fieri Feeding Frenzy’ – Associate Producer and Scientific consultant - Bahamas
Cultivate Dent: Discovery Shark Week LIVE ‘Shark after dark’ – Shark expert interviewed live for Monday night show - USA
All3Media America: Discovery Shark Week Special ‘50 Moments of Shark & Awe’. Interview. 

2017        
Icon Films: Discovery Shark Week Special ‘Great Hammerhead Invasion’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent / host - Bahamas
NBC: Discovery Shark Week Special ‘Shark School with Michael Phelps’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent – Bahamas and South Africa
NBC: Discovery Shark Week Special ‘Phelps V Shark’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent – South Africa
Red Rock Films: Discover Shark Week Special ‘Shark Storm’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent / host – Mexico & Costa Rica
Nature Zone: Dr. Freek Vonk - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Discovery: VR Scalloped hammerhead experience - Narrator   
National Geographic: Zeb Hogan ‘Monster Fish’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas

2016        
Untamed Productions: Chasing Monsters - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Animal Planet: River Monster – Sixgill Shark Special ‘Killers in the Abyss’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent – Ascension Island
Blue Ant Media – Smithsonian. Sharks of Bimini - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Red Rock Films – Discovery Shark Week Special “Tiger sharks at night” – Bahamas
Gurney Productions: Discovery Shark Week Special ‘Sharks in the shallows’ - Bahamas

2015        
Discovery Canada: Daily Planet - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
BBC: Naomi’s Nightmare - Bahamas
Arcadia Wild: Animal Empire - Bahamas
Animal Planet: River Monsters - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
French TV: 5m above and below the surface - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Pilgrim Studios: Sharktacular. Pre-shark week promotion - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Pangolin Production: Shark Week Special - Prof. Mike Heithaus - Bahamas
Oxford Scientific Films: BBC Wildlife Series - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas

2014        
BBC: Sharks – Lemon shark birthing - Shark expert - Bahamas
GloboTV: Hammerhead tagging and Bimini Sharks - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Icon Films: Discovery Film on tiger sharks ‘Spawn of Jaws’ - Bahamas

2013        
Channel 5 ‘Nature Shock’ - Bahamas
Korea Educational Broadcasting System ‘Pilot’ - Bahamas
Passion Pictures ‘Lemon shark birthing’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
BBC: Animal Minds - Expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
BBC: Sharks – ‘Lemon shark birthing’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas

2012        
CBS Miami (Sharks: Danger or in danger?) - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Encanto Film - LA7 Missione natural - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas
Discovery Channel – Shark Week ‘The Truth about JAWS’ - Shark expert and on-camera talent - Bahamas

For the following productions Tristan predominantly worked behind the scenes with in-the-field preparation:

2008        
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) - Bahamas
FOX Sports Net - Hooters Magazine Best Damn Dream Girl - Bahamas
BBC - Deadly 60 - Shark expert - Bahamas
NBC - Original Productions - Shark U 6-episode series on Life at the Shark lab - Shark expert and on-camera talent – Bahamas / USA
National Geographic – Into the Womb - Bahamas
Discovery Channel – MythBusters - Bahamas
TF1 - Sharkwater - Bahamas
BBC - Discovery / Oceans: Hosted by Philippe Cousteau - Bahamas
Discovery Channel - Dirty Jobs Hosted by Mike Rowe / Jobs That Bite - Bahamas

2007        
National Geographic – Bite Force (Brady Barr) - Bahamas
VOX Tierzeit – Animal TV in Germany - Bahamas
Animal Planet – Ms Adventure - Bahamas
Discovery – Perfect Predators – Shark Week - Bahamas
Wild Aid – Shark Awareness - Bahamas
Sky – James May Adventures - Bahamas   

2006         
Discovery Channel - Everything You Need to Know / Sharkweek - Bahamas
Discovery Kids - Mystery Hunters - Bahamas
Discovery - U.K. / Great Ocean Adventures - Bahamas