Local shark specialist gives back

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One local shark specialist is giving back to the people affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Local shark specialist gives back to victims of Hurricane Dorian. (WJHG/WECP)

Doctor John Carlson is a shark specialist and has a close relationship with some of his colleagues who live in the Bahamas.

Hearing about the devastation, he posted to Facebook asking for anyone to donate supplies that he could deliver.

People in the community stepped up and everything from diapers to water filtration tablets was donated.

Dr. Carlson said, "Everyone here, we all know what it's like to ride out a major hurricane, with Hurricane Michael hitting last year, so we can relate to the people in the Bahamas. Unfortunately, the people in the Bahamas are on an island. They can't get supplies and resources in like we could, so it makes it much more difficult, especially since the airport is pretty much nonexistent right now."

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