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Sharks

Surfer recovering from shark bite off Masonboro

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video A Wilmington surfer got quite the experience Saturday. He says when he caught a wave near Masonboro Island, a shark caught him. Full story...
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Experts: 'Mary Lee' not likely a threat for triathlon swimmers

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videoA great white shark is again making a big splash off our coast. Mary Lee has become a local celebrity of sorts. The 16-foot, 3,500-pound great white is back again swimming along our coast giving those who see her quite the encounter. Full story...
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Mary Lee still hanging off Carolina Beach

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video The great white shark, Mary Lee is back swimming near Freeman Park. Full story...
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Tracked Great White visits Southport, Bald Head Island

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videoA Great White shark you can track online has made it north to the coast of Brunswick County. Full story...
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Tagged Great White tracking toward our coast

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videoMary Lee is a 16-foot, two-ton Great White shark. She was first satellite tagged by scientists in Cape Cod in September. In just three months, she has made it all the way down the eastern seaboard and is making her way back north. Full story...
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Shark washes up on Bald Head Island

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Folks on Bald Head Island got quite a surprise on the beach today: a dead, six-foot long shark. The Village of Bald Head Island posted a photo of the big fish on its Facebook page. Full story...
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SC scientists discover new species of sharks

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South Carolina scientists have discovered 79 new species of sharks by comparing DNA with existing species. Full story...
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Viral shark video has people wondering if it's safe to go into the water

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video It's the video gone viral that's amazing to some but scary for others. The fishing video taken just across the border in South Carolina shows a large bull shark suprisingly grabbing a fish off a line in the Intracoastal Waterway in Cherry Grove. That has many asking if sharks that big are in the Intracoastal Waterway here as well. Full story...
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Hands-on learning at Fort Fisher

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videoThe NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened a new bamboo shark exhibit earlier this month. Children and adults can now touch baby sharks. The touch pool features two species of baby bamboo sharks. Full story...
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Wilmington fishermen have a close encounter with a great white shark

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video A group of local fisherman had a close encounter with a great white shark over the weekend. Full story...
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Girl bitten by shark at Ocracoke recovering well

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A 6-year-old Durham girl bitten by a shark while riding a boogie board off Ocracoke Island has no plans to avoid the beach after the injuries to her leg and foot are healed. Full story...
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Shark gives family visiting Carolina Beach a little scare

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A YouTube video shows some children with their boogie boards in shallow water. Right after they get in, one of the kids notices a shark swim by just a few feet away, which sent her running for shore. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Police deny ordering teens to pull shark from ocean

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videoTeens claim cops in Carolina Beach ordered them to drag a dying, eight-foot tiger shark on shore Monday night. Police came out today saying that never happened Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 15-year-old claims Carolina Beach Police forced him to drag shark out of water

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video A 15-year-old and his friends say police told them to drag the live shark out of knee-deep water and on to the beach. The teens say they told police they wanted to push it back out to sea and let it live, but did what they were instructed. Full story...
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