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Drop in Shark Numbers Startles Researchers

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Drop in Shark Numbers Startles Researchers

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Drop in Shark Numbers Startles Researchers

Drop in Shark Numbers Startles Researchers

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Many species of shark are in decline, a development some researchers have been slow to note. The shark plays a pivotal role in the health of all marine life, and some fear the population dip could throw the underwater ecosystem out of balance. NPR's Richard Harris reports.