*Senior Scientist and Research Chair, Aquatic Biology, California Academy of Sciences
*His work on white sharks was summarized in BBC and NOVA programs entitled Jaws: the True Story and Great White Shark
Sean Van Sommeran
*Executive Director, Pelagic Shark Research Foundation
*Author, Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence (Broadway Books 2001)
Few summertime news stories grab more attention than shark attacks. But are sharks really that dangerous? Scientists say there are hundreds of shark species and only a few actually bother humans. In this hour of Talk of the Nation, Juan Williams talks with experts about sharks and humans.
For more information, visit the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Sharks/ISAF/ISAF.htm.