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North Shore shark tours OK, study finds - Hawaii News

There are 303 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 15, 2009, titled North Shore shark tours OK, study finds - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Because of remoteness of North Shore shark encounter tours and other conditioning factors, researchers say the tours do not pose a threat to public safety.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Mano Lalakea

Pearl City, HI

#286 Aug 25, 2009
Every year shark tours give over forty thousand Hawaii residents and visitors a chance to view sharks in their ocean environment. The experience helps to break down negative stereotypes about sharks. Shark tour companies provide vital jobs for North Shore residents, and generate income for other Haleiwa businesses. Shark tours are safe - there has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore since shark tours began.

To learn more please visit;

http://www.whysharksmatter.com/

Aloha

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#287 Aug 25, 2009
Mano Lalakea wrote:
Every year shark tours give over forty thousand Hawaii residents and visitors a chance to view sharks in their ocean environment. The experience helps to break down negative stereotypes about sharks. Shark tour companies provide vital jobs for North Shore residents, and generate income for other Haleiwa businesses. Shark tours are safe - there has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore since shark tours began.
To learn more please visit;
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
Aloha
Research Florida shark tours and eventual ban. Your sentiments were exactly what they thought initially. Only after the attacks began to increase over years, they banned the shark tours. I see and understand both sides of the argument.
There were alo attacks on scuba diving shark feeding tours where people died. It's funny to see how many people tend to "speak from their heart" versus from a "standpoint of knowledge." I guess emotion does that sometimes. This really is a common sense issue.
Mano Lalakea

Pearl City, HI

#288 Aug 25, 2009
Haleiwa shark tours operate more than three miles offshore in deep water. These tours are safe. No one has ever been bitten or harmed on any of these tours. There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore since tours began.

More rational discussion can be found here;

http://www.whysharksmatter.com/

Aloha

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#289 Aug 25, 2009
Mano Lalakea wrote:
Haleiwa shark tours operate more than three miles offshore in deep water. These tours are safe. No one has ever been bitten or harmed on any of these tours. There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore since tours began.
More rational discussion can be found here;
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
Aloha
Not yet. You see, most people like your post suggests wait until something does happen - like in Florida. Same spiel. Then when something does happen, and happens again, and again, they conveniently "disappear." "Rational?"...please .

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#290 Aug 25, 2009
Mano Lalakea wrote:
Haleiwa shark tours operate more than three miles offshore in deep water. These tours are safe. No one has ever been bitten or harmed on any of these tours. There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore since tours began.
More rational discussion can be found here;
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
Aloha
BTW, the article is a joke.
Mano Lalakea

Pearl City, HI

#291 Aug 25, 2009
Mahalo to all of the supporters who have signed the 'save-the-shark-tours' petition!!!!

Please tell your friends about this site.

http://www.whysharksmatter.com/

Shark tours are safe, sustainable and important for our economy. They provide jobs for our community and give people the opportunity to view sharks in their ocean environment.

Aloha

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#293 Aug 26, 2009
Mano Lalakea wrote:
Mahalo to all of the supporters who have signed the 'save-the-shark-tours' petition!!!!
Please tell your friends about this site.
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
Shark tours are safe, sustainable and important for our economy. They provide jobs for our community and give people the opportunity to view sharks in their ocean environment.
Aloha
Economy or ecosystem? Research the Florida cases. It's amusing how all of you continue to conveniently "ignore" the Florida cases. It's all relevant. Your behavior is a clear indication that you lack credibility, validity and thoughts thus opinions derived from a standpoint of subjectivity. Game over.

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#294 Aug 26, 2009
Mano Lalakea wrote:
Every year shark tours give over forty thousand Hawaii residents and visitors a chance to view sharks in their ocean environment. The experience helps to break down negative stereotypes about sharks. Shark tour companies provide vital jobs for North Shore residents, and generate income for other Haleiwa businesses. Shark tours are safe - there has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore since shark tours began.
To learn more please visit;
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
Aloha
They're in a cage dude. if they weren't dangerous, then there would be no need for a cage. This is a clear contradiction to what you present. I guess your mind is decided via tunnel vision. Again..........research the Florida cases.
Mano Lalakea

Pearl City, HI

#295 Aug 26, 2009
He kala i'a i 'oi ka hi'u. 'Uhane I hewa no ia 'oe i ka lele mua.

Since: Feb 09

Lanai City, HI

#296 Aug 26, 2009
Mano Lalakea wrote:
He kala i'a i 'oi ka hi'u.'Uhane I hewa no ia 'oe i ka lele mua.
Sukebe des. Kichigai bakatare. Malaki ung ulumao kalbo.
Shark Truth Hawaii

Pearl City, HI

#297 Aug 28, 2009
The Facts

Many shark populations are being decimated by overfishing but shark tours generate sustainable income from sharks without having to kill them or disrupt their natural migrations.

Every year shark tours provide opportunities for thousands of Hawaii residents and visitors to view sharks in their ocean environment. This experience helps to break down the negative stereotypes surrounding sharks and promotes interest in shark conservation. Shark tours are hugely popular, they help to bolster tourism and support our local economy.

Haleiwa shark tours are safe, sustainable and legal. They are visited by sharks that are non-aggressive to people. There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore of Oahu since tours started in 2001.

http://www.whysharksmatter.com/

Since: Feb 09

Lanai City, HI

#298 Aug 29, 2009
Shark Truth Hawaii wrote:
The Facts
Many shark populations are being decimated by overfishing but shark tours generate sustainable income from sharks without having to kill them or disrupt their natural migrations.
Every year shark tours provide opportunities for thousands of Hawaii residents and visitors to view sharks in their ocean environment. This experience helps to break down the negative stereotypes surrounding sharks and promotes interest in shark conservation. Shark tours are hugely popular, they help to bolster tourism and support our local economy.
Haleiwa shark tours are safe, sustainable and legal. They are visited by sharks that are non-aggressive to people. There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore of Oahu since tours started in 2001.
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
We'll call this broken record syndrome. Same song, no point...
Shark Truth Hawaii

Pearl City, HI

#299 Aug 29, 2009
The Facts

Many shark populations are being decimated by overfishing but shark tours generate sustainable income from sharks without having to kill them or disrupt their natural migrations.

Every year shark tours provide opportunities for thousands of Hawaii residents and visitors to view sharks in their ocean environment. This experience helps to break down the negative stereotypes surrounding sharks and promotes interest in shark conservation. Shark tours are hugely popular, they help to bolster tourism and support our local economy.

Haleiwa shark tours are safe, sustainable and legal. They are visited by sharks that are non-aggressive to people. There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore of Oahu since tours started in 2001.

http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
Mano Lalakea

Pearl City, HI

#300 Aug 30, 2009
Haleiwa shark tours operate more than three miles offshore in deep water. These tours are safe. No one has ever been bitten or harmed on any of these tours. There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore since tours began.

More rational discussion can be found here;

http://www.whysharksmatter.com/

Aloha

Since: Apr 09

Kaneohe, HI

#301 Aug 31, 2009
[QUOTE who="There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore of Oahu since tours started in 2001.
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/ [/QUOTE]

That statement is false. Attacks have continued at a greater frequency since the start of the shark tours.

According to the "scientific study," there were 5 North Shore attacks in the 1990s (10 years) when crab fishermen dumped bait in the area. Since 2001 (start of shark tours)to 2008 (7 years), there have been 5 attacks -- but without the crab bait.

The report says the shark tours "mimic" the crab fishermen by dropping small amounts of food in the area.

In other words, in the 90s, sharks were attracted to the North Shore area by crab bait and there were 5 attacks, and from 2001-08, they were attracted to the area by illegal shark feeding and there were 5 attacks (in three fewer years).

Therefore, one might conclude that the shark tours have perpetuated the congregation of sharks to the area and the continuation of attacks -- and at a higher frequency than before (5 in 7 years vs 5 in 10 years).

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#302 Aug 31, 2009
Shark Truth Hawaii wrote:
The Facts
Many shark populations are being decimated by overfishing but shark tours generate sustainable income from sharks without having to kill them or disrupt their natural migrations.
Every year shark tours provide opportunities for thousands of Hawaii residents and visitors to view sharks in their ocean environment. This experience helps to break down the negative stereotypes surrounding sharks and promotes interest in shark conservation. Shark tours are hugely popular, they help to bolster tourism and support our local economy.
Haleiwa shark tours are safe, sustainable and legal. They are visited by sharks that are non-aggressive to people. There has been no increase in shark attacks on the North Shore of Oahu since tours started in 2001.
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
Florida cases?

"They are visited by sharks that are non-aggressive to people."

Ok. Let's play your game. Above is a quote from your previous post. If this is true, why is a cage being used for the participants?
Shark Truth Hawaii

Pearl City, HI

#303 Aug 31, 2009
Haleiwa shark tours operate more than three miles offshore in deep water. These tours are safe. No one has ever been bitten or harmed on any of these tours. The tours are visited by sharks that are non-aggressive to people.

To learn more please visit;

http://www.whysharksmatter.com/

Aloha

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#304 Aug 31, 2009
Shark Truth Hawaii wrote:
Haleiwa shark tours operate more than three miles offshore in deep water. These tours are safe. No one has ever been bitten or harmed on any of these tours. The tours are visited by sharks that are non-aggressive to people.
To learn more please visit;
http://www.whysharksmatter.com/
Aloha
That's what I thought...

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#306 Aug 31, 2009
Greg Knudsen wrote:
<quoted text>
That statement is false. Attacks have continued at a greater frequency since the start of the shark tours.
According to the "scientific study," there were 5 North Shore attacks in the 1990s (10 years) when crab fishermen dumped bait in the area. Since 2001 (start of shark tours)to 2008 (7 years), there have been 5 attacks -- but without the crab bait.
The report says the shark tours "mimic" the crab fishermen by dropping small amounts of food in the area.
In other words, in the 90s, sharks were attracted to the North Shore area by crab bait and there were 5 attacks, and from 2001-08, they were attracted to the area by illegal shark feeding and there were 5 attacks (in three fewer years).
Therefore, one might conclude that the shark tours have perpetuated the congregation of sharks to the area and the continuation of attacks -- and at a higher frequency than before (5 in 7 years vs 5 in 10 years).
Apparently, we are dealing with someone who epitomizes the term "one-dimensional." This person is simply incapable of presenting anything valid; rather, s/he presents invalid information also known as "propoganda" and is incapable of:

1. Answering questions.
2. Being objective.
3. Presenting valid logic.

We probably should have seen the writing on the wall but it's always fun to believe that at some point the discussion will become interesting - not in this case. Terms like insecure, ignorant, subjective, one dimensional come to mind reading the bogus posts that ignore facts. Too funny. I guess this is "special interest."
Mano Lalakea

Pearl City, HI

#307 Aug 31, 2009
Mahalo to all of the supporters who have signed the 'save-the-shark-tours' petition!!!!

Please tell your friends about this site.

http://www.whysharksmatter.com/

Shark tours are safe, sustainable and important for our economy. They provide jobs for our community and give people the opportunity to view sharks in their ocean environment.

Aloha

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