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Alert community keeps sharks at bay


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POSTED: Thursday, April 16, 2009

The planned Maunalua Bay shark tour sleeps with the fishes, and rightly so. East Oahu residents coalesced swiftly against the proposed operation, citing public safety and environmental concerns. Critics have legitimate questions and the business owner who scrapped the plan was smart to hear them out.

Said shark expert John Naughton, who retired last year after 40 years as a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service: “;There's a lot of unanswered questions. It's something we need to take a hard look at.”;