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Adventure & Wildlife hosted by the Shark Brothers

Adventure and Wildlife Hosted by the Shark Brothers

An Original Series

"This series provides a meaningful collaborative opportunity to share with people around the world why The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, its natural environments, outdoor recreational opportunities, its people, communities, and quality of life are so unique. Our family moved to this area from Pennsylvania four decades ago. Since then, we’ve been to many parts of the planet, but this is the place we always come back to and are proud to call home." - The Shark Brothers, Sean & Brooks Paxton

Episode 5

In this episode of Adventure and Wildlife, hosts Sean and Brooks Paxton join Florida Sea Grant Agent, Betty Staugler who explains the vast, interconnected system of waterways along the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, and how the Peace and Myakka Rivers, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico all play vital roles in the ecology and economy of Charlotte County.

The region’s interior landscape is explored in the Conservation Spotlight Segment featuring Worden Farm. Husband and Wife team, Eva & Chris Worden share their how their passions for agriculture and education planted the seeds for a place where locally grown organic vegetables bring the community closer together.    

Charlotte County’s diverse habitats are alive with wildlife of all shapes and sizes, including some species that might surprise you. Lions, tigers and bears are but a few of the animals that live a peaceful existence at the Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary in Punta Gorda. The Shark Brothers introduce you to some of these amazing animals cared for by Director, Lauri Caron and her staff of dedicated volunteers.

Episode 4

It's time to get wild with the latest episode of Adventure and Wildlife - Hosted by the Shark Brothers! 

What does southwest Florida have in common with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, diamond mines in South Africa, solar power and the agriculture and tourism industries? In this episode, the Shark Brothers explore that question and discover the answers in a story spanning more than a century on the Babcock Ranch Preserve in Punta Gorda, Florida.

A unique adventure experience offered by Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours takes visitors on a journey through this fascinating history and surrounding ecosystems. As part of the largest land conservation purchase in Florida's history, the Preserve is also the largest state-owned working cattle ranch where modern-day cowboys carry on with the kind of work that's been done for hundreds of years. This rich history of natural and cultural legacies, passed on through generations, is carried forward in America's first solar-powered town where development is balanced with the local environment here on the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast.


Episode 3

It's time to get wild with the latest episode of Adventure and Wildlife - Hosted by the Shark Brothers! 

Commercial crabbing is a family tradition for the Santini Family. Five generations have pulled crab pots from Florida’s waters to make a living. In this episode, the Shark Brothers, join father and son team, Gene and Nick Santini of Punta Gorda, Florida, as they continue the family’s commercial fishing legacy by harvesting blue crabs and other edible species from the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor.

After the catch, the crab's journey is followed to Peace River Seafood, a local restaurant and fish market. Here, the they are either steamed for 13 minutes and served to the restaurant's diners, sold in the onsite seafood market, distributed to other local restaurants and markets or shipped out of state to places like Maryland or California.

The episode's Conservation Spotlight Segment features a visit to the Peace River Wildlife Center in Punta Gorda. This non-profit facility is dedicated to the rescue, care, protection and preservation of the area's injured or orphaned native wildlife and public education.

Episode 2

  • SUP (Standup Paddleboarding) with Paige Bakhaus of Hooked on SUP
  • Conservation Spotlight: An incredible new marine science program at Lemon Bay High School in a state of the art lab, demonstrating that we don't just talk about our ecosystem and conservation, we live it; passing on that knowledge to the next generation.
  • Stump Pass State Park with Florida state park ranger Chad Lach

Episode 1

About the Hosts: The Shark Brothers

Sean and Brooks Paxton, are internationally recognized content producers and presenters headquartered in Southwest Florida. At the helm of their company, Shark Brothers Multimedia, they leverage 50+ years of combined entertainment business experience to provide full-scale production services aimed at the delivery of content for series, documentaries, destination and tourism promotion, innovative live streaming events, education and cause marketing.

The brothers enjoy sharing the experiences and knowledge gained from their work through personal appearances and speaking engagements, and remain involved with community outreach for causes they consider close to home. These include the sustainable use and enjoyment of natural resources, education, youth engagement with nature, and the support of our active duty military, veterans, police and emergency first-responders.

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