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Shark Week: 7 Jaw-Dropping Videos of Shark Encounters in Hawaii

Who needs the Discovery Channel, when we can watch sharks off our own coastlines. Here’s a roundup of seven astonishing shark encounters in Hawaii.


1. Video Cameras Reveal Secret Lives of Reef Sharks

Video: National Geographic

University of Hawaii scientists mounted video cameras on the fins of reef sharks.  Find out what its like to be one of them.


2. Great White Shark in Hawaii

Video: SharkEncounters

In December 2005, “Schatzi” the shark greeted caged visitors. Hawaii Shark Encounters Jimmy Hall climbed out of the cage to film the encounter.


3. Giant Whale Shark Surprises Tourists in Hawaii


Don’t worry, whale sharks only eat plankton and tiny fish. This one is harmless.


4.  Whale Shark in Kona, Hawaii

Video: Big Island Divers

This ones huge! 


5. Sharks of Hawaii by Rob White

Video: BlueWaterHunterVideo

These sharks dont look very menacing... at first.


6. Shark Swipes Fisherman’s Catch in Hawaii

Video: KHNL

A fisherman in Waianae reels in a big catch.


7. A Great White Shark in Hawaii off Kaena Point

Video: Dominick Gaballo

Shortly after reeling in a 300-pound marlin, fisherman Dominick Gaballo filmed a curious great white shark circling his boat. “Wow, Im trippin — that is unreal. Hes hungry, dude.” This video goes on for at least seven minutes. A hungry shark, indeed. (Heads up: Don’t watch this video at work, because it contains a few expletives. Hey, it was a pretty big shark...)


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