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Sharks keep Windward Oahu beach closed

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:34 a.m. HST, Oct 26, 2013


Three 6- to 8-foot sharks were spotted off Kualoa Beach Park this morning by Ocean Safety personnel as lifeguards warn people to stay out of the water at the scenic Windward Oahu beach.

Shark warning signs also remain posted at the beach for a second day after sharks were seen feeding on a whale carcass on Friday, which state Department of Land and Natural Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials began monitoring four to five miles off Windward Oahu on Thursday.

The 30- to 40-foot sperm whale carcass was reported on the reef about 150 yards offshore by Mokolii Island (Chinaman's Hat) on Friday. After officials determined that towing the carcass out to sea would result in its return to shore, arrangements were made to have it towed to the Heeia Kea small boat harbor for processing and eventual disposal today.

Boaters and fishermen are warned to stay out of the harbor and surrounding area due to the possible presence of sharks.






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allie wrote:
scary
on October 26,2013 | 09:46AM
Maipono wrote:
Just doing their job.
on October 26,2013 | 09:48AM
KING_CRABBE wrote:
STUPID, LET OUR MANO FEED, RECYCLING AT ITS BEST. STATE OF HAWAII AGAIN BUTTS IN WHERE THEIR BUTT IS NOT OUT OF LINE. LET NATURE SAKE ITS COURSE, LET THE TOURIST LEARN AND LOCALS TO
on October 26,2013 | 10:39AM
KING_CRABBE wrote:
LEAVE IT IN PLACE, LET OUR SHARKS EAT, WHEN IT COMES TO SHORE THEN CHOP IT UP. AND IT YOUR GOING TO HEEIA, THE HAMMERHEADS WILL EAT FOR DAYS, THAT IS THEIR BIRTHING HOME, DANG STATE SCIENTIST, NO CAN
on October 26,2013 | 10:41AM
NAOYA wrote:
How about if we find out Why the Whale died?
on October 26,2013 | 10:50AM
Jca43 wrote:
Still good, we can make pickled whale
on October 26,2013 | 04:04PM
jomama wrote:
That's the stupidest plan I've heard. Tow it away, not to Heeia!
on October 26,2013 | 04:38PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
they should have left it on the reef and let nature take it's course. it attracts sharks and they want to tow it into the harbor? State government truly has become incompetent under Abercrombie.
on October 26,2013 | 04:50PM
AshesofAngels wrote:
So tow it into a sheltered harbor and secure it up to a pier over night where there are probably signs which read "Cleaning of Fish in the Harbor is Prohibited". Than the next day chop up 20 tons of basically "Palu" with "Chain Saws" and that is supposed to be a better plan; talk about changing the Eco-system. Although never should an opportunity to look a good horse in the mouth be wasted; sell the remains to "MONSANTO" and they can fertilize their fields of "GMO" crops and the State re-coups some money back on the cost of their brilliant clean up plan! "Winner, Winner, Moa Dinner"!
on October 27,2013 | 02:31PM
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