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Shark warning signs taken down at Nanakuli Beach Park

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:16 a.m. HST, Feb 04, 2013

Lifeguards took down shark warning signs after no sharks were seen Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the Ocean Safety Division said.

The warning signs went up after a shark, said to be aggressive and feeding, was seen offshore of Nanakuli Beach Park Saturday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the Ocean Safety Division said lifeguards confirmed the sighting of the 8-foot shark and advised beach-goers to stay out of the water.

Shark warning signs were also posted at Nanakuli Beach Park on January 12. There were three shark sightings in October and November of last year.

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SteveToo wrote:
Seems like this is happening more often. Why? Better reporting or more sharks?
on February 2,2013 | 08:30PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Steve - Probably more sharks inshore. Years ago, when fishermen caught a shark they would pull out the crab net and cut up the shark for crab bait or they would let it die on short and let the tide take the carcass out. Recent research has shown that decaying shark flesh and organs produce a chemical scent (detectable by other sharks extremely low concentrations) that is a powerful repellent for the same species.
on February 3,2013 | 06:02AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
plus, surfers and swimmers gotta stop peeing and sh*tting in the water that just attracts the emboldened sharks. Go back in and use the toilet.
on February 3,2013 | 06:10AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Also maybe someone might want to take Allie swimming at one of the Nanakulli beaches? ;)
on February 3,2013 | 06:20AM
64hoo wrote:
the reason its happening more often is usually during the winter months in Hawaii between November and march the sharks start having there pups that's why you see a lot of shark sightings between November and march.
on February 3,2013 | 06:51PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
here's a link to a story on the subject. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=350597&page=1
on February 3,2013 | 06:04AM
akuboatcaptain wrote:
it always cracks me up when i read these stories, like that's da only time sharks are around. just like criminals who lurk in dark alleys, it's when you don't see them coming is when you should be most careful.
on February 3,2013 | 10:51AM
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