Besides the extremely rare white shark, tiger sharks are Hawaii's largest predatory elasmobranch which has earned them a bad reputation. Their bulk and diet command sincere respect, but their demeanor is anything but mindless. I recently spent a weekend in the water off Kona wanting to learn a little more about these feared creatures and found their reputations couldn't be further from the essence of the animal. For the story on this expedition, check out my blog. For more sharks, check out my Hawaiian Shark ID page.