Movements of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in coastal Hawaiian waters

  title={Movements of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in coastal Hawaiian waters},
  author={Kim N Holland and Bradley M. Wetherbee and Christopher G. Lowe and Carl G. Meyer},
  journal={Marine Biology},
Abstract Externally and internally implanted sonic transmitters were used to track the movements of eight tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) ranging between 200 and 417 cm total length (TL), captured by hook-and-line on the south coast of Oahu, Hawaii, between 1993 and 1997. Attachment of the transmitters was facilitated by the fact that captured sharks exhibited tonic immobility when restrained and inverted at the side of the tagging vessel. Three common themes emerged from the horizontal… 

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