General perception about sharks is that they are all equipped with a killer instinct innately. This, however, is not always true. There are many types of sharks that are not as scary as they sound. They might be less harmful than they sound. Hence, to negate the negative aura around sharks, one has to study sharks in detail. And what other place is better to study sharks than the islands of Hawaii! The island is ranked in top five places known for shark incidents. Let us classify the classic sharks of Hawaiian Islands! Remember that the Hawaiian Islands are the native home of more than 40 species of sharks and it is not possible to sum up all of them in a mere article. However, we will discuss the sharks in general.
1- Galapagos Shark:
These sharks are inshore species. Its favorite habitat is North Western Hawaiian islands. Their favorite food is small invertebrates.
2- Gay Reef Shark:
Length of this shark can be up to 6 feet easily. It’s favorite food is crustaceans. It is also found in North Western Hawaiian Islands. So much for all those things to do on oahu.
3- White tip Reef shark:
If you were ever looking for a shark that attacks octopuses, White tip Reef sharks are your go to sharks. They can reach up to 7 feet in length. Their find are covered with the white tips, hence the name White tip Reef sharks. It is usually flat headed.
Big noses are called big nose sharks for a reason. They have prominent nasal flaps. These sharks are eyed fearfully among the shark community as well because they feed upon rays and sharks as well. They can reach up to 9 feet in length.
5- Tiger shark:
Just like tigers do not forgive any one in a jungle, these sharks also have a life motto of no mercy. They attack loads of populations in a marine ecosystem. In young sharks, there are patterns which give them a fierce look. However, with the passage of time, these sharks lose their patterns. They can reach up to 16 feet in length.
So, these are a few example species of sharks found in Hawaiian Islands. Inshore sharks are mostly alike, so there can be confusion while classifying them. In general, extremely fatal shark incidents do not happen that commonly. If your quest revolves around the off shore sharks, then you have to look around more carefully as they are not more frequently spotted.