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Unless this kayak-er had plankton on his boat, he probably had less to worry about than than everyone thought. (AP)
Unless this kayak-er had plankton on his boat, he probably had less to worry about than than everyone thought. (AP)

It was the photograph that elicited gasps around the world. Walter Szulc Jr. was kayaking off Nauset Beach in Orleans over the weekend when he noticed something ominous behind him.

It's quite a story, one that even NPR told this morning, but there's one problem.

Turns out it wasn't actually a great white shark.

Guests:

  • Dr. John Mandelman, shark researcher at the New England Aquarium

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This segment aired on July 11, 2012.

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