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White sharks are frequently misidentified, study finds

Only a few migrate as far as Hawaii and are thus rarely seen, UH researchers say

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 20, 2013

~~<p>The white shark appears to have gotten a bad rap &mdash; at least in Hawaii waters.</p>
<p>According to a study that included a review of sightings, photographs, news accounts and scientific reports, white sharks have been frequently misidentified with similar-looking sharks, such as makos.</p>
~~

The white shark appears to have gotten a bad rap — at least in Hawaii waters.

According to a study that included a review of sightings, photographs, news accounts and scientific reports, white sharks have been frequently misidentified with similar-looking sharks, such as makos. Login for more...



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