Video: Florida Bay Sharks in Peril

April 16, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

While angling “sportsmen” continue to kill large sharks as if there were an endless supply, scientists are studying the real and dramatic decline of several species. In Florida Bay the shark population has plummeted in recent years. This CNN video shows guide John Milchman working with researchers to capture and sample lemon and bull sharks, which once were so plentiful that “you couldn’t hang a bait off of the side of your boat.” (Thanks to reader David Dalu for this link.)