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A great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) approaches a kayaker in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Credit: C & M Fallows/SeaPics.com; used by permission.

To avoid dangerous shark encounters, information trumps culling

Risk of great white shark attack in California waters down 91 percent since 1950, researchers report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 9, 2015 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) has a terrifying reputation. Shark attacks, though very rare, loom large in our imaginations, drawing intense media attention when they occur. Recent injuries…

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A tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) photographed by Wayne Levin in Hawaiian waters.

Shark migrations

“Research: Female tiger sharks migrate to Hawaii in late summer, fall.” KITV News 5 Sep 2013.

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A tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) photographed by Wayne Levin in Hawaiian waters.

Female tiger sharks migrate from Northwestern to Main Hawaiian Islands during fall pupping season

A quarter of the mature female tiger sharks plying the waters around the remote coral atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands decamp for the populated Main Hawaiian Islands in the late summer and fall, swimming as far as 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles).

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