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POSTED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 2:09pm

University of Hawaii tag and track tiger sharks around the Hawaiian Islands. Lisa Kubota reports.

(KHNL) After several recent attacks, a new web site allows people to track the movements of tiger sharks tagged by researchers off Maui last month.

Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa captured and tagged 15 sharks between Kihei and Makena.

Six of this year's 11 attacks took place around the Valley Isle.

"When we have a more robust understanding of what the sharks around Maui are doing, then we'll be better able to determine how much human activity is playing into those shark bite figures," said Carl Meyer of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.

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