Eating beached dolphin at Waikane, 1863.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

Beached Fish.—We received a letter from “S. E. K. Hulililuaikeanuwaiokanahele” of Waikane, Koolaupoko, informing us of the beaching of a large Dolphin [Naia] at that place, on the 20th of this month. Its length was six feet, and its circumference was 12 feet; its flesh was eaten by the people, and its fat was burned for light. This is truly something new.

(Kuokoa, 5/9/1863, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 18, Aoao 2. Mei 9, 1863.