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Good morning right well there's a new push to save the -- scariest species the sunshine state about to become the first in the nation.
To ban the hunting and killing of certain sharks.
Phil Keating is live in Miami Beach top spot to be and wow it looks beautiful there I -- I have a new year when you come to the beach of course is all about the sand the sunshine in the serve but who doesn't think just a little bit.
About Missouri -- job there -- there are sharks there.
And a new push by Florida the state aims to keep more sharks out there.
This hammerhead shark -- just a couple of miles off the Miami coastline.
Grew to fifteen feet 300 pounds.
And fought to its death for two hours one of the last people to -- it take anything out straight to go down in history -- always get.
Historic because beginning in 2012 it's against the law to kill hammerhead and tiger sharks in Florida.
Florida State waters extend three miles from shore now you'll still be legal team he had -- tiger and Cameron -- And if they spend on games they're protecting challenged -- Riviera.
Florida's wildlife commission says as scary as they may seem these sharks need our help.
Their numbers are declining drastically.
At the top predator.
They're very important to have those out there.
Keeps everything -- -- can you don't have any one particular species that it exploding because they don't have a predator.
And there -- marked the shark makes his living taking tourists stop to catch what he called a monster yeah.
-- just made -- and our bad days.
And he fears his business is getting him.
Know you gotta do is shut the commercial industry down the sharks will be fine forever -- -- Simple mathematics.
Scientists say the population numbers of tiger sharks have.
Fallen by 65%.
Over the past few decades 98%.
For certain species and reds and that's why.
If you catch and kill one -- two months in jail.
-- -- you are right thank you very much -- king live in Miami Beach.
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