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Shark Attack!

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The California coast and the Hawaiian islands are among the most popular surfing locations in the world. They are also renowned for another reason: predator sharks. The great white shark preys on elephant seals and sea lions along the California coast, while the tiger shark targets albatross, monk seals, and green sea turtles in the Hawaiian islands. When sharks move into one of these coastal areas to feed, they sometimes attack people surfing in the same waters. Do sharks seek out human prey, or do they mistake humans for their usual food sources? How have changes in the population of some prey affected the frequency of shark attacks on humans in certain locations? Does hunting and killing sharks after an attack prevent further attacks? Marine biologists in this program try to answer these questions.

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Shark Attack!
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