UH researchers studying shark behavior

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HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii researchers are using new technologies to study shark behavior.

Carl Meyer with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology says he's tagged more than a thousand sharks in the last 20 years. Meyer says advances in technology, including the use of shark cams, is providing researchers with new clues about shark behavior.

KITV-TV (http://is.gd/5gQxtM) reports that the UH team recently set out for Coconut Island to check lines that were baited with fish and found a tiger shark on the line. They used the opportunity to get into the shark's mouth for a study on linking bacteria on teeth to where sharks swim. On a previous trip, researchers attached a small video camera to a shark along with a device to understand how they swim.

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Information from: KITV-TV, http://www.kitv.com/index.html

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