Blacktip Shark Tagging Project

deploying the long line
deploying the long line

World renowned fish biologist, professor at the University of Hawai'i and National Geographic researcher, Alan Friedlander and his lab joined us here at Kalauapapa National Historical Park to study blacktip shark congregations in the shallow water pools at shipwreck beach.

For years, blacktip sharks have congregated in a tide pool just off the shores of Kalaupapa. It is unusual for blacktips to stay in such shallow waters for prolonged periods of time, and this research project aims to learn more about their behavior and movement patterns via use of acoustic transmitters and receivers.

shark tag
shark tag

The next round of tagging begins this winter. Check back later this year for updates.