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Sharks: Ocean’s Top Predator Is In Trouble

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Debbie Salamone now is a spokeswoman for Pew Charitable Trusts, where she oversees a group of shark attack survivors dedicated to restoring dwindling shark populations. Photo courtesy Debbie Salamone.

Sharks might be on your mind this Memorial Day if you’re heading to the ocean. New Smyrna Beach has been called the “Shark Bite Capital of the World.”

But sharks are in trouble. Many species are near extinction.

Debbie Salamone is a Central Florida shark advocate and shark bite survivor.

She talked with 90.7’s Amy Green.

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Amy Green

About Amy Green

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Amy Green covers the environment for 90.7 News. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a regular contributor for NPR, PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many other top news organizations. Her in-progress book on the Everglades is under contract with Johns ... Read Full Bio »