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Great white shark spotted near Florida beach

A white shark swimming southeast approximately four nautical miles off Atlantic Beach, Fla. on March 24, 2016.
A white shark swimming southeast approximately four nautical miles off Atlantic Beach, Fla. on March 24, 2016. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA research permit #15488

A great white shark was spotted about four nautical miles off the coast of Atlantic Beach, Florida, on March 24.

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The FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute posted a photo of the shark on their Instagram account Monday.

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The photo was taken during aerial surveys for whales, which ended March 31.

Researchers from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the University of New England used the same ultrasound imaging technology used by medical professionals on pregnant women to study the reproductive

The FWC posted more images from the surveys on their Flickr page.

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