Researchers get up close and personal with great white sharks

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Great White Tagging
In this Sept. 13, 2012, photo, Massachusetts shark expert Greg Skomal, right, and expedition leader Chris Fischer discuss their success after tagging their first Atlantic great white shark on the research vessel Ocearch off the coast of Chatham, Mass. Skomal named the nearly 15-foot, 2,292-pound female shark Genie for famed shark researcher Eugenie Clark. The Ocearch team baits the fish and leads them onto a lift, tagging and taking blood, tissue and semen samples up close from the world’s most feared predator. The real-time satellite tag tracks the shark each time its dorsal fin breaks the surface, plotting its location on a map. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)