Table 1

Characteristics of all shark-related injuries in the state of Hawai’i

Survived, n (%)57 (93)
Fatal, n (%)4 (7)—all on Maui
Total61
Island, n (%)
 Maui25 (41)
 O’ahu16 (26)
 Hawai’i12 (20)
 Kaua’i8 (13)
Shark species, n (%)
 Unknown/data insufficient26 (43)
 Tiger25 (41)
 Cookiecutter4 (6.6)
 Galapagos2 (3.3)
 Requiem2 (3.3)
 Galapagos or sandbar1 (1.6)
 Whitetip reef1 (1.6)
Water clarity, n (%)
 Turbid35 (57)
 Clear24 (39)
 Unknown2 (3.3)
Activity of unprovoked incident, n (%)
 Surfing20 (33)
 Swimming14 (23)
 Snorkeling8 (13)
 Body boarding3 (5)
 Treading water2 (3.3)
 Paddling1 (1.6)
 Stand-up paddle boarding1 (1.6)
 Floating1 (1.6)
 Spearfishing1 (1.6)
 Standing1 (1.6)
 Kite surfing1 (1.6)
 Total53 (87)
Activity of provoked incident, n (%)
 Swimming with sharks4 (6.6)
 Spearfishing2 (3.3)
 Fishing1 (1.6)
 Fishing from kayak1 (1.6)
 Total8 (13)