Press

IN THE PRESS

The scientists and specialists of the Blue Wilderness Research Unit work extensively with professional documentary film crews, photographers and environmental journalists.

experts

BWRU boosts some of South Africa’s most established and entertaining researchers and shark specialists for documentaries and media consultations. 

logistics

BWRU is RSA’s leader in logistic support to documentary film crews on shark and marine productions. Logistics incl. research kits, filming kit, vessels, SCUBA & permits

crew

We are networkers! If you are looking for local crew, then BWRU can connect you with the best South Africa has to offer. We’ll introduce you to the right people to ensure the success of your project. 

Past Projects

SHARK WRANGLERS

History Channel

BWRU Scientist, Ryan Johnson, led the 2012 OCEARCH expedition as chief scientist. The expedition brought together ground breaking shark research and reality TV during a 10 episode series for History Channel

Sharkville

National Geographic Wild

Squid vs. Whale

National Geographic Wild

Shark Tribe

Discovery Channel

Shark Pits

National Geographic Wild

  • Red Bull Profile – Ryan Johnson – Red Bull TV

  • Wild South Africa – National Geographic Wild

  • Shark Attack Experiment – National Geographic Wild

  • Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr – National Geographic

  • Dirty Jobs – Jobs that bite – Discovery Channel

  • Shark vs. Croc – Animal Planet

  • Hammertime – 50/50

  • Bitonga Divers – Peoples Weather

  • Escaping the Great White – National Geographic

  • Katie Price – My Crazy Life – Discovery Channel

  • South Africa Sardine Migration – China central TV

  • Sharks have no sense of privacy – Morgan Post

  • Afrique du Sud: protectrices de requins –  French TV

  • Gangster pack is back, but where are boys? IOL

  • Celebration time as Durban Harley Owners Commit to support Local Shark Scientist- Bugle Press

  • Ella & The Secret of Shark Rock – Aquavision

  • Sardine Run  Japan Geographic

Breach Cam

Developed by the BWRU, breach cam offers unprecedented insights into the hunting behaviour of great white sharks. In doing so, it also achieves unique angles never seen before. Can carry Gopro, Sony A7s, GH5 and other mirrorless cameras.

Innovators

We innovate in developing unique customised technologies for use by media and research industries. Partner with us to collect shark content never before seen.

LOGISTICS

  • FS7 Sony & UW Housing
  • Phantom 4 Drone
  • 2 x 8m film vessels
  • 2 x shark cages
  • 24 x SCUBA kits

INNOVATIONS

  • UW Submersible
  • Breach cam
  • Shark bite meter
  • drone tether
  • UW Communications

ABOUT US

The Blue Wilderness Research Unit is a subsidiary of Blue Wilderness. Our core purpose is to conduct original shark research, conservation and education programs at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.  We achieve these goals though collaborating with affiliated scientists and postgraduate students. 

CONNECT WITH US

ADDRESS

  • 11 Escombe Cresent
  • Freeland Park
  • Scottburgh
  • South Africa

EMAIL

  • research@bluewilderness.co.za

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