Sharks Found Around
the Hawaiian Islands and Why They Attack
The Hawaiian word for shark is M
ano. There are about 40 species of
sharks in the waters around the
In the 172 years that shark attacks have been tracked in
you know Hawaiians are related to sharks?
Ancient (and some modern) Hawaiians believed they had a spiritual connection to their environment. They believed that the spirits of their ancestors came back to protect them. Aumakua (Pronounced: Ow muck-oo-ah) are part of ancient Hawaiian spirituality. The Ancient Hawaiians recognized several gods and deities. Their aumakua was their families protector embodied supernaturally in living creatures, rocks or other idols serving like a guardian angel or spiritual guide. Aumakua are passed along lines of Hawaiian family lineage through generations. Examples of aumakua are usually animals, such as a shark (mano) or Hawaiian short-eared owl (pueo) and appear in order to help the family in time of need.
Exciting Shark Adventures in Hawaii
There are about 40 species of sharks found in the Hawaiian waters ranging from 8 inches to over 50 feet long. The most common sharks seen around
If you are looking for something a bit more tame on the island of Oahu there is an adventure at Sea Life Park where seawalkers explore a large aquarium tank filled with sharks, stingrays, sea stars, moray eels, sea turtles, sea urchins, and hundreds of tropical fish from the inside. No dive experience is necessary for this adventure; a bell helmet, wet suit, and underwater camera are provided.
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RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO HAWAIIAN THEME WEDDINGS
and Suggestions to Easily Create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere
Hawaiian Wedding Planner Resource
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Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions
Hawaii Theme Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestion
Hawaii Theme Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestion
The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian
Photographs of Suggestions on How to Create Hawaii Theme Centerpieces, Decorate Guest Book Tables, and Wedding Cake Decorating
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RESOURCES FOR CREATING A HAWAII THEME
Suggestions on Hosting a Hawaiian Luau Anywhere
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