Many myths will be cleared with a new study based on the movements of tiger sharks. A team of researchers headed by Dr. Carl Meyer from the UH Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology have tagged 35 large tiger sharks and are collecting data.
Out of the 35 tiger sharks, 24 were captured and tagged off the coasts of Kihei, Olowalu and Kahului in Maui. The study, which started in last October, has been funded by state officials. One of the main findings of the study challenges the general beliefs that are prevalent with regard to sharks.