Fish that Washed Ashore.
On the 26th of December, a very strange fish washed ashore at Honomalino, South Kona, Hawaii, and was found by a little girl. The length of this fish was 18 inches, and the width was 9 inches. When cut square, it looked flat. Some people have said that the name of the fish is Hoana. Its mouth is like that of a humuhumu. Its eyes, and dorsal fin, and gill plate look like that of an Ahi or and Aku, and it was eaten up by Mahoe. Three more of the very same type of fish came up at another place in Hoopuloa. How wonderful is God’s work.
S. W. Papaula.
Napoopoo, Kona, Hawaii, Jan. 30, 1864.
(Kuokoa, 2/2/1865, p. 3)