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Lauren Benoit ’16, MO ’17
It’s kind of a love-hate thing with sharks for most of us.
Although “Jaws” is a perennial favorite on scariest film lists and the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” posts record-breaking viewership year after year, our fondness for sharks wanes in open water.
Not, though, for Lauren Benoit. She’d be the one in the water filming them.
Benoit, who has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and a master’s in oceanography, will spend this year traveling the world, filming sharks with different production companies and internationally known underwater cinematographers. She’s already worked on a “Shark Week” episode to air later this year.
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