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Researcher Chris Lowe releases a juvenile white shark earlier this spring. Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab hide caption

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How An Interview With A Shark Researcher Wound Up Starring A Shark

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A couple watches fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 1. Some 2 million people visit the beach on New Year's Eve. Lifeguards say they usually perform more rescues than any other time of the year. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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San Juan Creek meets the Pacific Ocean at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. The poor water quality off Doheny State Beach put in a list of worst beaches in the U.S. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Doheny Beach in Orange County, Calif. photographed in 2005. A new report on the nation's beaches found that Doheny exceeded at least one water quality standard 42 percent of the time it was tested in 2010. Flickr hide caption

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