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Southern California residents fear an increase in shark attacks

An underwater shot of a white shark.
An underwater shot of a white shark.
CSULB Shark Lab

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Recently a California woman was seriously injured by a shark off of the coast of San Clemente. 

This follows another attack of a swimmer last Memorial Day, when a woman training for a triathlon nearly died after being mauled by a great white shark.

The attacks are the first on record in Orange County, a place where for decades, shark sightings were rare and usually confined to juveniles. 

Many residents fear that it might be a new pattern. We talked to Chris Lowe, the head of the Shark Lab at Cal State - Long Beach.