Published March 29, 2013
In mid-March, parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, approved new global trade restrictions for several species of sharks. With that in mind, On Assignment takes a second look at Alex Villarreal's chat last year with retired deep sea-diving VOA video journalist Zulima Palacio on sharks and their softer side. Have you ever seen a human cuddle a shark? Kiss one? Neither had we, until we caught up with Zuli. Get ready for a story you won't soon forget.