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First Catch

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Marine biologist, Dr. Michael Domeier prepares to release a great white shark unharmed after a tracking antenna was attached and blood samples were acquired.

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Wonder what it takes to go head-to-head with a great white shark weighing up to 5,000 pounds, armed with 300 razor-sharp teeth and the ability to bolt through the ocean at speeds exceeding 25 mph? For the Expedition Great White crew, hooking a great white is the easy part. It's keeping the sharks from snapping the largest fishing hooks in the world, dragging unsinkable buoys beneath the surface and severing cable strong enough to hold more than 2 ½ tons that's the problem.

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