UH shark scientists receive unique video from camera tagsUPDATED 9:42 PM HST Feb 27, 2014Video Transcript
New shark point-of-view pictures tonight. It's a follow to an exclusive story KITV's Catherine Cruz and photgrapher Stuart Ishikawa brought us almost a year ago. All new at 6-- results of the groundbreaking shark studies by University of Hawaii scientists. A twist on sharknado! 16 28 Tagging 12-foot tigers comes with the territory for these UH researchers. Their fieldwork with predators now being shared widely . Hours of shark cam video--a shark's eye view has reinforced why tigers in the wild are so feared. Carl Meyer5:27-5: 39 - "It seems to be the case that nothing really seems to want to -hang out with a tiger shark, The UH team of researchers says the video cams secured on different species of sharks from has produced startling insights about survival behavior. Rather than end up as a meal for the mighty predator---sandbar sharks, galapagos and hammer heads choose to hang together for protection. - Meyer 2:20-2;30 -"So by being in a school of sharks you decrease your odds of being the one that's being caught when a big tiger shark comes through and wants to eat you," They actually form a sort of sharknado! - Carl Meyer 3: 05 - 3 :16 "It stays togther throughout the day but then they gradually swim higher and higher like a tornado of sharks, until sometime in the later afternoonor evening they go off on their own to do their own thing," On top of the shark cam video, scientists have also figured out a way to get inside a shark's stomach using what's essentially an electronic pill. This little plastic device developed right here in Hawaii has enabled scientists to monitor digestive behavior. - Carl Meyer 4:39 -4: 50 -"After a period to time there are regurgitated by the sharks and they float to the surface and we download the information to see how often sharks are fed and to get a sense of how much they have been eating," Meyer says so far no frenzy feeding or attacks on humans.... Video that would go viral. But he expects it will just be a matter of time For now tiger shark point of view is that of the solidary predator on the prowl. UH researchers plan to expand their video tagging to include tiger sharks in Maui waters. It's part of the emphasis to track their movement in that area given the record number of shark attacks we saw last year.