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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Chris Fischer
It seems Mary Lee's winter vacation in the sunny South is over.
The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a flurry of activity.
"It used to be when people were talking about great white sharks you could hear in the background the theme music to `Jaws' and fear," he said. "Now the conversation is of curiosity. What is Mary Lee doing today? Everyone is involved and the tone of the conversation has changed, which I think is important for the future of sharks."
Fischer said it's important to learn more about sharks, which are at the top of the food chain in the ocean but threatened by man.