State: Tiger shark involved in fatal attack in waters off Maui

A 56-year-old man from Lahaina died Dec. 8 after being bit by a shark while surfing in Honolua Bay on Maui. (COURTESY/ HAWAII DLNR)

Using new DNA barcoding technology, a pair of shark researchers at the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology determined a tiger shark caused fatal injuries to a 56-year-old Lahaina man bitten Dec. 8 at Maui’s Honolua Bay.