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Scientists return from opihi research expedition

By Associated Press


HONOLULU » A research team has returned from research in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with new information on opihi reproduction.

Scientists with the team that returned Tuesday say they gathered evidence that female opihi live higher on the rocky shore than male opihi. This discovery will help when considering restoration of opihi habitat in populated areas such as Oahu.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the information gathered at the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will help lead to better management of the highly sought-after delicacy.

Consumers pay a premium for the small limpets that cling to rocks in high surf, making them dangerous to harvest. There have been calls to restrict harvesting in response to concern about dwindling supply.

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cojef wrote:
Ono, one can't forget the taste of the sea, or limo.
on September 26,2012 | 10:21AM
myviewofthings wrote:
wish i was on that research team... mmmmmmm eat as you go..
on September 26,2012 | 10:29AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Doesn't most opihi in the isles come from Ireland nowadays? But good research, help the little buggahs!
on September 26,2012 | 11:33AM
Dragonman wrote:
Who, What, Where, When ? Basics of journalism was not followed in this article. For example how far from Hawaii did the research tem travel and what organization did the research team represent.
on September 26,2012 | 11:34AM
st1d wrote:
""Opihi," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one."

apologies to dodgson. just couldn't resist.

on September 26,2012 | 03:50PM
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