A stretch of popular beach along the West Hawaii shoreline was closed for another day Thursday, following a shark attack the day before.
PUNALUU BEACH, Hawaii – A ten to twelve foot tiger shark is believed to be the culprit in a Wednesday morning shark attack near the popular Punalu’u black sand beach in Ka’u on Hawaii Island. The Hawaii County Police say a 29-year-old Captain Cook man reported being bitten by a shark while body boarding in […]
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is initiating a study of tiger shark movements in island waters. “DLNR is paying close attention to the recent series of shark incidents statewide,” said William Aila, DLNR chairperson. “These appear to be random events involving sharks of different species and different sizes. There’s […]
UPDATE – The victim of the shark attack has been identified as Jimmy “Ulu Boy” Napeahi, a well known surfer in the Pohoiki community. Friends who have gone to visit Ulu Boy in the hospital report that he is in good spirits. Respected waterman Keith “Bradda Skibs” Nehls reports on his Facebook page: Keith Nehls […]
UPDATE: Wednesday at 1:28 p.m. The Department of Land and Natural Resources says it will keep Kekaha Kai State Park closed today because of the continued presence of sharks in the area. From the DLNR: A Hawaii Fire Department helicopter flyover this morning over the coast sighted eight reef sharks measuring about 5 to 6 […]
DLNR warns folks to stay out of the water Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar HAWAIIAN BEACHES, Hawaii: The shoreline cliffs of Hawaiian Beaches subdivision were crowded on Thursday, as onlookers clambered over the rocks to get a closer look at the huge, dead whale in the shallows. JJ Medeiros has been holding […]
By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar (shark video courtesy National Park Service, photos courtesy Parker School) KOHALA, Hawaii: In North Kohala news, Parker School marine science students traveled to Pelekane Bay to observe blacktip reef sharks. Oct. 2nd The field trip provided the students with an opportunity to do research in conjunction with Hawaii Marine […]
KOHALA COAST, Hawaii: Shark sightings – including an underwater close encounter that was filmed – has forced the closure of Waialea Bay and Hapuna Beach along the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. From the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) closed Waialea Bay and Hapuna […]