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No Catch for Students in Shark Tagging Research

August 16, 2013
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Sharks, mostly harmless to humans, are abundant in the waters off Florida, but not on this day at this spot off the Keys. About a dozen high school students were prepared to help scientists capture, test and tag sharks so they can be tracked.

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