UH, DLNR work to identify species of sharks

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    Bite marks from a shark are seen on a Lahaina, Maui man’s surfboard.

HONOLULU — Using new DNA barcoding technology, a pair of shark researchers at the University of Hawai‘i‘s Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology have determined a tiger shark caused fatal injuries to a 56-year-old Lahaina, Maui man who was bitten at Maui’s Honolua Bay on Dec. 8.