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Great white shark population is booming, researchers say

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As summer begins and people spend more time in the ocean, researchers are on the verge of learning more about the mysterious apex predators that swim beneath the surface. On a research ship in the Atlantic Ocean, twelve miles off the coast of North Carolina, a group of scientists have been studying and tracking great white sharks. 

“We’re seeing an ocean that’s teeming with life like we haven’t seen since the ’40s or ’50s,” Chris Fischer, founder of the research organization Ocearch, told CBS News. 

Ocearch has been studying and tagging great white sharks for the last decade. In that time, Fischer has observed an increase in the number of white sharks. 

CBS News covered the first instance of Ocearch tagging a great white in 2012, a 15-foot…



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