Filmmaker Ian Shive On Shooting 'Shark Week' Footage In Cuba

(FOX 11) Shark Week returns July 5 through July 12 to Discovery Channel, and for the first time ever, it includes an expedition to Cuba.

Filmmaker Ian Shive and a team of shark researchers went to Havana earlier this year in search of a 21-foot Great White named "El Monstruo." While searching Cuban waters for these sharks, Shive and his team were able to electronically tag for the first time ever a rare species of shark in the process.

Lucky for us -- Shive stopped by Good Day LA to talk about his experience shooting "Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba," which premieres July 7 at 9/8c on Discovery Channel.

Watch his full interview above! (Mobile app users tap here to watch on YouTube)

Connect on Twitter @ianshivephoto and @discovery with #SharkWeek.

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