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Voice of the Sea: ʻOpihi and Traditional Hawaiian Culture

In this segment, we’re learning about traditional, Hawaiian cultural practices. Pelika Andrade explains about the value placed on maintaining productive resources rather than eating specific foods using ʻopihi, a Native Hawaiian Limpet (snail), as an example. She describes the need to find, "a balance and (have) a real conversation about what management, what conservation, what preservation, what pristine looks like in a global setting.”

This segment was filmed during the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) 2019 Open House. Learn more about Open House and watch more presenters here.

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.