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Updated: 11/20/2013 10:10:01AM

Dr. Beach on the water

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SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOSA
World-renowned researcher and beach expert Stephen Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach," has spent the last few days touring Charlotte County beaches and waterways filming a promotional video and a pilot episode for a television program on waterfront real estate. He is joined by Emmy-award-winning producer-photographer Russ Weston, who has worked on programs like National Geographic's "Extreme Alaska."

By BRENDA BARBOSA

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When Stephen Leatherman, aka “Dr. Beach,” visits beaches across the country to compile his yearly list of America’s Top 10 beaches, he usually likes to fly under the radar, quietly dodging the press until after his popular ratings are published.

This week, though, the world-renowned beach expert broke from his usual protocol to speak to local reporters as he toured up and down Charlotte County’s beaches and waterways, extolling the area’s pristine waterfront.

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