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An engineer and a marine biologist face a mother white shark at a Florida sea park. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Newcomb Hollow yesterday after swimmers were removed from the water due to a white shark spotted. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "More than 150 great white shark sightings logged off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, since June," 2 Aug. 2019 The white shark has been blamed for 80 fatal unprovoked attacks, according to the database. Scottie Andrew And Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, "A great white shark jumped in front of a boat near Cape Cod, surprising those on board," 21 July 2019 Female white sharks seem to be mostly solitary creatures. National Geographic, "One of biggest great white sharks seen feasting on sperm whale in rare video," 19 July 2019 That is in part because white sharks, orcas and elephant seals are all still recovering from a century of mistreatment by humans. Jason G. Goldman, Scientific American, "Orcas May Turn Great White Sharks into Scaredy Cats," 8 July 2019 And both of these species are about as different from a white shark as a dog is from a kangaroo. Gavin Naylor, The Conversation, "Shark Week looms, but don’t panic," 25 July 2019 In 2017, five white sharks were found beached on South Africa’s Western Cape. National Geographic, "Orcas eat great white sharks—new insights into rare behavior revealed," 16 July 2019 Last month the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office postponed water training in Bodega Bay after a white shark was spotted by a crew in a helicopter. Pete Grieve, SFChronicle.com, "Great white sharks spotted at Half Moon Bay," 12 July 2019

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circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

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