It’s no surprise why Hawaii has been a favorite destination for travelers. But nowadays, it seems like less tourists are getting in the water and it’s hurting ocean recreation businesses on Maui.
Most people don’t want to come face-to-face with a great white. But scientists on Ocearch research expeditions are thrilled to spend 15 minutes with the behemoths every time they catch one, enough for up to 12 different tests.
Scientists involved in tagging and tracking the female mako shark, named Rizzilient, believe it’s likely that the five-foot shark was caught by a longliner — a boat used in commercial fishing. The sharks are hunted for their fins, a delicacy in some parts of the world.
Great white shark could become first documented of its species crossing the Atlantic.
Removal of baited hooks could be ordered, but state government resolves to keep ‘important public safety program’ in place.
On 15 November 1976, a US Navy boat tracking Soviet subs in the Pacific was retrieving its sonar gear from deep water around Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands, and ran into a snag that would be one of the most profound zoological discoveries of the 20th Century. What the crew pulled up was a 16-foot long shark entangled in (actually swallowed) an underwater parachute anchor, and turned out to be something entirely new to science – a new species, genus, and even family of shark, and a bizarre one at that.
Bad news for sharks that present little threat to the humans that the cull is supposed to protect.
To study shark behavior, researchers in Hawaii are mounting video cameras – called “Crittercams” - on reef shark fins. Scientists are looking for new information about how the predators pass the ti…
Supreme court case will make the West Australian premier to show evidence behind policy, says mother of shark victim Kyle Burden.