Sharks



GUESTS:

John Mccosker
*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

Michael Capuzzo
*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.

Copyright © 2001 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2001 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.