We've known for some years now that sharks–especially tiger sharks–seem to love the waters around Maui more than any other Hawaiian island. We reported that story a year ago (click here to read that story). In fact, shark incident data going back two decades shows that Maui waters have hosted a lot more shark incidents than those surrounding any other Hawaiian island. Now, … [Read more...] about New report from Hawaii researchers explains why sharks love Maui so much
By all the news accounts I’ve read, Margaret C. Cruse loved being in the water. Originally from California but a Maui resident for the last dozen years, Cruse, 65, was snorkeling off Ahini Kinau Bay in South Maui on the morning of Apr. 29 when a shark bit her. According to a Reuters story published the next day, her brother said Cruse sustained wounds on her torso, face and … [Read more...] about Sharks love Maui, but scientists aren’t ready to explain why more fatal shark attacks on maui Hawaii
Despite the minuscule numbers of people killed every year by sharks (and massive numbers of sharks killed by humans each year), there's something about the creatures that terrifies many visitors to Hawaii. For Hawaii's native kanaka maoli, this is unfortunate, given that to them sharks are 'aumakua, the reborn spirits of deceased ancestors who serve now as guardians. For … [Read more...] about UH Researchers Study Tiger Shark Movements Around Maui and Oahu
By Jacob Shafer They come out of nowhere. Every shark bite story is unique but that’s the thread that connects them all, like a trail of blood in the water. One second you’re surfing, swimming, paddling, whatever, and the next you’re staring down the wrong end of one of nature’s most voracious killers. Some get lucky, escaping with a few gnarly scars and the mother of all … [Read more...] about Shark Attacks: How worried should we be about recent bites and fatalities on Maui?