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California, Massachusetts / Sharks / Burgess Interview #1026337

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 09, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Two close calls from sharks for kayakers in California and Massachusetts reported; photo shown.

(Off Cape Cod and Chatham, Massachusetts: Brian Todd) The Cape Cod shark scare featured; shark photos shown; details given about the tagging of great white sharks drawn to Cape Cod by seal populations. [Kayaker Walter SZULC†- recounts what happened.] [Massachusetts division of marine fisheries Greg SKOMAL†- explains tagging the sharks; calls the seals a shark food resource.] [National Aquarium Andy DeHART†- talks about shark strategy.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live phone discussion held with Florida Program for Shark Research director George Burgess about sharks. [BURGESS - says the shark presence is predictable; comments on the dangers to people, how sharks are attracted to floating objects, the severity of injuries from sharks.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Todd, Brian

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