“That's okay the best part of the volcano is not at VNP. The flow from Pu'u O'o vent is on county land. You can see it for free without even a fee. Just drive past Pahoa town, and head out to Kalapana via the highway. When you get to the dead end at the old flow crossing and blocking the highway. You just go to the right side where the county cut through the lava. can't miss the cutaway and drive 1/2 mile through the cut out section to where you will see lots of cars parked. Then you can walk over to the flow entering the ocean. Best time is at night where the glow is better.”
“> And they are part of Hawaiian spirituality. They are gods to the Hawaiian people. And must be respected.
They are lesser gods of the Ku religion. More such as in ties with certain ancestral relatives of certain Hawaiian clans. The respect you give on the spirituality of such was not shared that much by Hawaiians. King Kamehameha I was known to kill rivals and hunt shark by using them for bait as did many other Hawaiian Ali'is and Kahunas.
I know the religion and I know how to free dive and have been spearfishing for decades. You have no clue to the history and culture of the Hawaiian people as you don't even understand the Tigers range of hunting grounds by your other reply.”
“Seriously you are talking to a local who spearfishes off the coast all points. I know my marine life and you better pay attention. Also you have no clue where she has been. Tigers range from Maui to North Kohala, South Point and Pohiki. Who are you trying to kid? I'm sure your little sister has been to Puako and chomped on some Honu for a diet, and had run ins with Dolphins at Kealakeua Bay. Your ignorance on their hunting range shows how ignorant you really are of sharks.”
“As one who lives Big Isle on the North Kohala area. I say good he caught this Tiger Shark. People here posting on this evil local should realize that over the past year we had several attacks on swimmers and surfers. Including a recent German national tourist who died from not one bite but several. The Tigers don't bite one time, and let go like other smaller species. They bite over and over again.
Next time think about your kids in the waters offshore Hawaii, and how would you feel if they were chomped on. Because Tigers don't discriminate. They eat anything edible including human flesh.”
MEDMED on Sep 14, 2013 at 09:38:47
“Thank you for sharing some sane and rational insights with these sad liberals! I agree with YOU! If all these fools are such big 'shark lovers,' then let them swim with them and show their love one-on-one!”
Stickman125 on Sep 14, 2013 at 09:34:12
“Cowards kill animals solely because they are afraid of them.”
GoBackToSleep on Sep 14, 2013 at 09:20:33
“Oh, you poor, poor babies. How my heart weeps for all you folks who invade an environment where you don't belong.
If you babies can't live with the risk, stay the hell out of the water.”
Lynwood Walker on Sep 14, 2013 at 09:18:17
“And you eat every type of animal flesh out there, yet its not ok to kill and eat you. IF you cared about your children, you wouldn't put them in the natural habitat of these sharks and pretend you own the place, just because 2 times out of the year you like to go out for a quick tan.”
Konatimn on Sep 14, 2013 at 09:14:24
“If you live in North Kohala then you should be ashamed of yourself! I too live in North Kohala and I have respect for the Hawaiian culture and I have respect for nature. Tiger sharks may have been responsible for some of the attacks on swimmers/surfers but these sharks are not the man eaters they are portrayed to be. Stop repeating what you hear on television and actually get out in the water. Local people have swam with this shark. She's been at Honokohau for YEARS! And has NEVER harmed anyone. But leave it to man to harm her. Your ignorance is appalling.”
“Interesting? I think the vast majority of the BI residents are unaware that that is happening.. Id the PUC and County Council aware? HELCO should be using such and pretty sure we could cut down on power costs to County and State facilities such as Hilo and Kona Airports.”