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May 16, 2016

Maui Shark Behavior Study Findings to be Released

The study was commissioned after a spike in the number of shark bite incidents on Maui in 2012 and 2013, which tapered off somewhat in 2014.
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November 21, 2014

Study Now Tracking 24 Tiger Sharks, Shows Habitat Insights on Maui, Oʻahu

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.
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October 27, 2014

Ask the Mayor: Recent Maui Shark Encounters and Shark Tracking

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.
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February 05, 2014

UH Researchers Tag More Tiger Sharks for Online Tracking

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.
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December 11, 2013

Maui Mayor Discusses Shark Repellent, Avoidance

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.
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December 03, 2013

Shark Tracking, Safety Tips Gain Traction After 2nd Fatality

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.”
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November 15, 2013

Website Tracks Tiger Sharks Tagged Near Maui

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.
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