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6:47 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

How A Marine Biologist Learned to Live With Shark Week

David Shiffman is a marine biologist studying shark conservation and a blogger.
Credit David Shiffman / https://twitter.com/WhySharksMatter

When I was a little boy growing up in Pittsburgh, hundreds of miles from the ocean, the only sharks I ever saw were at the aquarium or on my TV. These early images helped inspire me to become a shark biologist. I’ve now interacted with thousands of sharks up close, including a face-to-face with a 12-foot sand tiger shark that formed the basis of my college admission essay.

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