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The full-length trailer for Mick Fanning's shark documentary has been released five years to the day after his infamous encounter with a suspected Great White during a heat at J-Bay.

Fanning stars in the National Geographic and THS. Film Studio project, Save this Shark. It's a two-parter which follows the 3 x World Champion on his mission to explore shark conservation, and it's set to air on National Geographic this September.

The documentary also features the work of leading experts including Dr. Charlie Huveneers, Professor Colin Simpfendorfer, Dr. Neil Hammerschlag and shark conservationist Cristina Zenato.

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Safely back in Australia, Mick Fanning and Julian Wilson held a press conference to discuss the shark encounter at the J-Bay Open.

"It was a really personal journey for me to be able to reconnect with sharks in this way. They're such magical, majestic and misunderstood creatures, so I'm excited to share my experience on screen, to show just how important they are to the environment and what it takes to protect them," says Fanning in a media release celebrating the trailer's premier.

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