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** Great white sharks in Hawaii? More likely than you think **

*Research reveals great white sharks' swim patterns include the Hawaiian

Diane Lee

Satellite-tracking technology reveals great white sharks wander as far as
the Hawaiian Islands.

Photo: Thinkstock

Tourists aren’t the only ones who choose Hawaii as a refuge for the
winter. Satellite-tracking technology reveals warm Hawaiian waters are also
a destination for great white sharks.

Great white shark sightings have always been rare in Hawaii. The *NOAA* has
confirmed only eight sightings in a period of 60 years. However, satellite
tags installed by scientists on the backs of great white sharks to track
their movements show some are regular visitors.

Every winter, great white sharks travel from California’s coast to the
middle of the Pacific Ocean, some wandering as far as the Hawaiian Islands.
Come summer, they return to California’s central and northern coast to
dine on seals, sea lions and other prey, says Michael Domeier, president of
the Marine Conservation Science Institute.

 “In June, July, the males [in Hawaii] will turn around and go back to
the Mainland,”


are there great white sharks in hawaii

List of fatal, unprovoked shark attacks in the United States - Wikipedia,

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** List of fatal, unprovoked shark attacks in the United States **

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This is a *list of fatal, unprovoked shark attacks that occurred in United
States* territorial waters by decade in reverse chronological order. Fatal
shark attacks that resulted from provocation (such as shooting the shark
with a speargun) are not included; neither are attacks that occurred
outside U.S. territorial waters (for example, the shark attacks that
occurred after the sinking of the USS /Indianapolis/ in World War II would
not be included here).

Four species of sharks account for the vast majority of fatal attacks on
humans: the bull shark, tiger shark, oceanic whitetip shark, and the great
white shark.

A pink background indicates that the greater weight of the evidence
suggests that this victim died from a cause of death other than a shark
attack; however, at least one source at some point in time has identified
shark attack as the cause of death.


· 1 2010s
· 2 2000s
· 3 1990s
· 4 1980s
· 5 1970s
· 6 1960s
· 7 1950s
· 8 1940s
· 9 1930s
· 10 1920s
· 11 1910s
· 12 1900s
· 13 Before 1900
· 14 See also
· 15 References
· 16 External links


Name, Age Date Species Location; Comments
Francisco Javier Solorio Jr., 39 October 23, 2012 Great white shark Solorio
died after he was bitten on the left side of his upper torso by a great
white shark while surfing. The attack occurred at Surf Beach near
Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California, just two
years after a fatal attack in the same location


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