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Sharks seen feeding on whale carcass off Kualoa

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:18 a.m. HST, Oct 26, 2013

Swimmers are being advised to stay out of the water at Kualoa on Friday after sharks were spotted feeding on a whale carcass.

A warning was issued this afternoon by both Ocean Safety and the Honolulu Fire Department for waters off Mokolii Island (Chinaman's Hat) and Kualoa Beach Park. Signs have been placed along the beach.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began monitoring the whale carcass about four to five miles off Windward Oahu on Thursday.

Fishermen reported seeing a 30- to 40-foot sperm whale carcass Wednesday night.

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cojef wrote:
Attractive nuisance can bring untold numbers of sharks into the area making it dangerous for local and tourist swimmers. Hope the sharks do not hang around long for more of nature's handouts.
on October 26,2013 | 07:32AM
lokela wrote:
Natures buffet
on October 26,2013 | 07:46AM
joseph007 wrote:
don't understand why the state spends money bringing a carcass to shore to bury it, when in the laws of nature the fish, sharks and other life in the ocean would feed on it very well, as they have for millions of years. seems so stupid to do this.
on October 26,2013 | 09:01AM
bumbye wrote:
Free food!
on October 26,2013 | 11:32AM
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