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A Shark Sanctuary in the Straits of Florida

Rob Moir’s guests are Noa Randall and Ryan Czekanski-Moir of the Ocean River Institute. They talk about proposing sanctuary for sharks in the Straits of Florida. Ryan covers the geology of the area and explains how to the east is the Oculina Reef with coral thickets and in deeper water the Blake Plateau, where a host of organisms live. Noa talks about the Lemon and Sandbar Sharks, as well as less abundant sharks. Recently, 40-50 sharks were seen off Jupiter and all were caught by long-liners. We are working with local communities to build a nomination for a National Marine Sanctuary and invite listeners to join with us.