But they are also close to developing a "shark pill" to understand shark feeding behavior.
"We are aiming to develop this technology into a satellite base tag and we will be able to get into the shark’s stomach. And then, we will be able to learn exactly when, and where sharks are feeding, which we know very little about at the moment," Meyer said.
Unfortunately, the shark migration studies can't shed too much light on the sudden spike in shark attacks around the main Hawaiian Islands.
"There is this apparent seasonal increase in fall that happens to coincide with the congregation of adult female sharks in the main Hawaiian Islands for the purpose of pupping. Now, we don’t know whether those sharks are the ones that are biting people, so it may be a coincidence," Meyer said.