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Researchers hope to tag 20 sharks off Cape Cod

To gather data on feeding, breeding

FALMOUTH — A team of researchers embarked Tuesday on a monthlong expedition to capture and tag as many as 20 great white sharks in what is expected to be the largest study of the sharks in US history.

Scientists from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution hope to collect a slew of new data on the sharks’ feeding, breeding, and migration patterns, researchers said.

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