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Shark population under attack from human hunters

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GANSBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 19: A Great White Shark is attracted by a lure on the 'Shark Lady Adventure Tour' on October 19, 2009 in Gansbaai, South Africa. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Discovery Channel kicks off its annual Shark Week on Sunday, bringing us Great Whites, Hammerheads, Leopards and Reef Sharks all week. The viewers are excited as usual, but all is not well in shark land.

The public tends to think of as fearsome predators on the attack, but it's actually the sharks who are under attack from humans. Their numbers continue to dwindle.

Michael Skoletsky is the Executive Director of Shark Savers, an organization dedicated to what its name might indicate, and joins the show.

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