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Study Now Tracking 24 Tiger Sharks, Shows Habitat Insights on Maui, Oʻahu
Study Now Tracking 24 Tiger Sharks, Shows Habitat Insights on Maui, Oʻahu
November 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (19) · Featured, Maui News
 

A total of 24 tiger sharks off of Maui are now being tracked with satellite tagging devices as researchers with the University of Hawaiʻi continue to study their movement following an increase in the number of unprovoked shark bite incidents last year.


Ask the Mayor: Recent Maui Shark Encounters and Shark Tracking
Ask the Mayor: Recent Maui Shark Encounters and Shark Tracking
October 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (9) · Maui Discussion
 

With three recent shark encounters on Maui, one resident asks if anyone investigated whether any of the tagged sharks were involved in the biting incidents.


UH Researchers Tag More Tiger Sharks for Online Tracking
UH Researchers Tag More Tiger Sharks for Online Tracking
February 5th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News
 

Online Shark Tracking: 11 sharks are now viewable on the website, including 9 females and 2 males ranging in size from 9.3 to 14.2 feet.


Maui Mayor Discusses Shark Repellent, Avoidance
Maui Mayor Discusses Shark Repellent, Avoidance
December 11th, 2013 · 20 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Featured, Maui News
 

In an exclusive interview this week, Mayor Arakawa said it’s difficult to create rules and regulations when shark movement and how they react to people has varied.


Shark Tracking, Safety Tips Gain Traction After 2nd Fatality
Shark Tracking, Safety Tips Gain Traction After 2nd Fatality
December 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (21) · Featured, Maui News
 

According to the Division of Aquatic Resources, this is the thirteenth reported shark incident statewide this year, and the eighth in Maui waters. The agency notes that over the last 20 years, Hawaiʻi has averaged about four unprovoked shark incidents per year, but numbers per individual year are “highly variable.”


Website Tracks Tiger Sharks Tagged Near Maui
Website Tracks Tiger Sharks Tagged Near Maui
November 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (13) · Featured, Maui News
 

So far, the website features tracking of seven sharks–one male and six female–ranging in size from 9.3 feet to 14.2 feet. The tracking dates back to the period starting between Oct. 17 and 20, 2013, when the sharks were first tagged with the satellite devices.