World's shark populations are disappearing; and why are gas prices so high?02/20/12 Robert Lorei
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Our first guest is Juliet Eilperin, a science writer for the Washington Post. She recently published a book, â€œDemon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharksâ€ that provides a global look at the often surprising and inexplicable ways people and cultures relate to, and engage with the oceanâ€™s top predator, sharks. She says that more than 70 million sharks are killed every year-- their fins cut off to make shark fin soup. As many as 90% of the sharks in the world's oceans are now gone. Eilperin is speaking tonight at 7:30 at Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota.
Later we'll hear from Tyson Slocum who is the director of Public Citizen's Energy program. He'll discuss why gasoline prices are on the rise.