Shark Attack! How did Ancient Hawaiians Capture Sharks?

Nowadays, the news reports the frequent shark attacks happening in Hawaii beaches. But did you know that the ancient Hawaiians hunted sharks and treated them as gods?

Hawaiian shark hunters had to execute their hunting perfectly as one mistake could mean instant death. The New York Sun details their methods of capturing sharks including capturing them with hooks and nets, spearing the sharks, tying sleeping sharks with nooses, and luring sharks to shore. Would you believe The New York Sun if it says that human flesh was once used for bait?

Read more about how the Hawaiian shark hunters caught their sharks in “Stories of Hawaii Nei” by the New York Sun.


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