Sunday, June 19, 2011


After watching this young fisherman at the Makapu'u tidepools bring in several varieties of fish, I had to ask him if I could take a photo! The fish on his line is a Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, or "humuhumu" for short. Interesting tidbits about the humuhumu: it has enjoyed an on-again off-again status as the state fish of Hawaii, it has two spines, and BLUE teeth!
p.s. Young fisherman, if you'd like the other photos I took of you, please email me at and I'll be glad to send them to you.


  1. nice catch!

    Aloha from Waikiki :)

    Comfort Spiral




  2. Awesome. 2 spines and blue teeth must be very attractive, if you're into that sort of thing. Thanks for sharing this. I'm off to google it.

    Hello from Montreal, Canada.

  3. Thanks guys! Yep, Montreal, it's a bizarre creature!