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Throughout America's coastline shark attacks are on the rise. Many occur in quick succession at new and surprising locations. As vacationers, scientists and locals are all desperate to uncover what is causing the upsurge, National Geographic Channel investigates the attacks to see what is affecting some of nature's most feared fish. The deep-sea saga employs underwater photography, news archives and testimony to deep dive into mysterious and deadly recent shark attacks.

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