Kim Holland has dedicated his career to learning about the ocean. After earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Hawaii (UH) in biology and zoology and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in biology, Holland returned to Hawaii and began a career as a researcher professor at his alma mater. At UH, Holland heads up the Shark Lab, which specializes in organismic and superorganismic biology of marine organisms. As the name suggests, much of Holland’s research is focused on sharks and understanding their behavior and movements in Hawaiian waters. Here, the shark expert shares how he got into biology, why Maui sees the greatest number of shark attacks in the state, and common misconceptions about sharks.