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Photo Gallery: Clever Buoy launch in Newport Beach

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A Clever Buoy is anchored just south of the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach on Wednesday.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) speaks during a media event Wednesday in Newport Beach marking the launch of a shark-detecting device called Clever Buoy, which uses sonar technology.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, left, accompanied by his daughter Kristen, 14, a former junior lifeguard, speaks Wednesday in Newport Beach to mark the launch of the new shark-detecting Clever Buoy off the Balboa Pier.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Craig Anderson, right, co-founder of Clever Buoy designer Smart Marine Systems, speaks Wednesday during a media event for the shark-detecting device that uses sonar technology off the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. Looking on from left are Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield, state Assemblyman Matthew Harper, Councilwoman Diane Dixon and U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa), right, questions Richard Talmage, general manager of Smart Marine Systems, about the company’s Clever Buoy, which uses sonar technology to detect sharks off Newport Beach.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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