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7 great white sharks tagged with transmitters after sightings in O.C.
7 great white sharks tagged with transmitters after sightings in O.C.

Lifeguards and marine researchers tagged seven great white sharks Friday after more than a dozen were seen swimming and feeding in the ocean off Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach this week. Escorted by Huntington Beach marine safety officials, researchers used spears to attach transmitters on the juvenile sharks to track their movements and get more information on them. During the excursion Friday morning, the group spotted nearly 15 5- to 7-foot juvenile sharks, Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lt. Claude Panis said. The tagging mission was successful but difficult because the sharks appeared to be skittish as they tried to avoid contact with researchers. This was Panis'...

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