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16 Fascinating Facts About Sharks in Hawaii Every Local Should Know

In honor of Shark Week, here are 16 facts you may not know about sharks in Hawaii.


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5. Track a Tiger Shark

You can actually track tiger sharks in Hawaii, here. Before Hawaii scientists tracked them, the scientists thought tiger sharks stuck to a particular area. In reality, they occupy huge ranges of territory, hunting and swimming from island to island. 



6. Tiger Sharks and Storms

Tiger sharks are often attracted to stream mouths after it rains heavily. They hunt fish and animals that have been swept out to sea.


7. How Dangerous is Hawaii?

Some fear and caution may be justified. Hawaii is the fourth most dangerous place for shark attacks, according to howstuffworks.com.


8. Number of Shark Incidents Per Year

Sharks bite only three or four people per year in Hawaii waters. Fatal shark bites are extremely rare, especially considering the number of people in Hawaii’s waters.


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