Pacific Islands: Dance honors the shark god Kamohoali'i
Both feared and revered, shark gods were once worshipped by Pacific Islanders. Though most Islanders don't worship these gods today, they do honor ancient teachings and traditions in stories and performanceslike hula dances.
Create a Shark Story Read the story of Kamohoali'i. Then create your own story or legend about sharks and people. Act out your story in a dance using props and homemade instruments.
People here have created marine reserves, which give sharks and rays safe places to feed and breed. Hawaiians are setting aside more and more protected areas as they realize the importance of these wildlife preserves.
Wise Diving Protects Reef Sharks
If you go diving in tropical waters, you can help sharks and rays by not disturbing them, feeding them, touching them or brushing against their delicate coral reef homes.