Researchers get up close and personal with great white sharks

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In this Sept. 7, 2012, photo, Co-Captain Jody Whitworth hangs the Explorers Club flag from the mast of the research vessel Ocearch, launching the crew's expedition in search of Atlantic great white sharks off the coast of Chatham, Mass. 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)