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    Al Brennaka shows where a shark bit his arm during an interview in Pompano Beach, Fla. Brennaka lost half his arm at age 19 after being attacked by a shark while surfing off Daytona Beach. Despite his injury, Brennaka is one of more than a dozen attack survivors who have become shark advocates, trying to educate the public about sharks' declining populations and their importance to ocean ecosystems.

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    Kent Bonde shows where he was attacked by a shark during an interview in Key Biscayne, Fla. A shark ripped off his calf muscle while he was spearfishing in the Bahamas in 2001. Bonde is now a shark advocate.

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    Kent Bonde, left, and Mike Beach, pictured here in Key Biscayne, Fla., are survivors of shark attacks, and are now shark advocates.

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    Patrick Thornton shows some of the scars from a shark attack in late June on the North Carolina coast. Thornton cautions other swimmers that he didn’t see the shark’s fin until after it first bit him.

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    Patrick Thornton shows more scars from the wounds he received in a shark attack in lJune on the North Carolina.

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