OCEAN PREDATORS
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Ocean Predators is a series of journeys into the wildest and most remote waters around New Zealand. The search is on for wildlife encounters unlike any other. It’s eat or be eaten in the world of apex predators… and these are ringside seats. 

Host Kina Scollay is an award-winning underwater cinematographer who makes his living filming marine wildlife in New Zealand and around the world. He opens up his world as a cameraman and a marine life expert, and you’re invited to step behind the camera and experience the thrill of getting up close and personal with some of the most iconic ocean predators anywhere on earth.

How are these creatures able to win the battle for survival in remote and challenging waters? Kina recruits locals with intimate knowledge of each species, fishermen, conservation workers and scientists alike. They help him on his hunt to find the predators, and, once an encounter is made, they help him come to grips with what makes each species so remarkable, and so perfectly suited to their habitat and the prey it contains. How do they hunt? What role do they play in their ecosystem? And how are they different from any other species of predator on earth?

EPISODE GUIDE


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Episode 1 - Orca

In the warm waters off Northland, host and underwater cameraman Kina Scollay leaps into the water with a group of orca. They’re several times his size, and they’re on the hunt. Tensions run high. But he’s in the hands of Ingrid Visser, world expert on New Zealand orca.

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Episode 2 - Great White Shark

The Chatham Islands are known for great seafood, and for great white sharks. Everyone here has a shark story - including Ocean Predators host Kina Scollay. He was attacked by a great white when diving professionally as a young man.

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Episode 3 - Sevengill Shark

In a pristine harbour at the very bottom of Stewart Island, there is a mysterious population of sharks. Host Kina Scollay and the Ocean Predators team hitch a ride on a DoC expedition ship to this remote spot to investigate.

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Episode 4 - Sea Lion

The New Zealand sea lion is the most endangered sea lion on earth. It is also intensely charismatic, over friendly, and as interested in the camera as our host Kina Scollay is of them.

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About The Show

Ocean Predators is a series of journeys into the wildest and most remote waters around New Zealand. The search is on for wildlife encounters unlike any other. It’s eat or be eaten in the world of apex predators… and these are ringside seats.

Great White

Great White

Orca in Auckland

Orca in Auckland

Orca Checking Out Camera

Orca Checking Out Camera

Big Shark

Big Shark

Getting Hectic

Getting Hectic

Tonic

Tonic

HOST


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KINA SCOLLAY

Kina Scollay is an award-winning underwater cinematographer and documentary producer based in New Zealand. Kina has shot for feature films, documentaries and TV specials for local and international broadcasters.

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