facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Increase in shark bites in Hawaii a coincidence, shark expert says

Aug. 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM   |   Comments

POHOIKI, Hawaii, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Although Hawaii has experienced four shark attacks in the past three weeks, the incidents should be considered coincidences, a shark expert said.

The most recent attack occurred Sunday off Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki, KITV-TV, Honolulu, reported.

"Scientifically we can't say there's anything connected here," said Kim Holland, who is part of a team that has tagged and tracked hundreds of sharks in Hawaiian waters. "It really could be just unfortunate coincidence, but coincidence nonetheless."

Holland said the bites likely came from tiger sharks, and that there is almost no chance the same shark is the cause of the attacks.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
2
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
3
Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi
4
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
5
Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein nabbed Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein nabbed
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback