Movies and media often portray shark-infested oceans and shark attacks as a regular occurrence. But some species of sharks in Florida are actually endangered. The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission has brought forward a motion to prohibit harvesting tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead sharks in Florida waters. Florida’s 89.1, WUFTFM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with Director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum if Human Natural History, George Burgess, about what this means for sharks off the coast of Florida.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/burgessQandA.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.