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While blacktips and spinners are implicated in most surfing-related attacks, the heavyweight champion of the shark world, the great white, pictured, has attacked and killed surfers on numerous occasions. [AP photo]

Shark attacks? Be wary but not worried

World-renowned shark expert George Burgess, keeper of the International Shark Attack File, is used to getting silly questions about the ocean's most fearsome predator. "Are sharks out to get you?" is among the most common, he said. "The short answer is 'No.' " The 64-year-old University of Florida professor is co-a …

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