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 #6145  by opae ula related
 12 Dec 2018 17:48
On page 70, it talks about the genetic Opae Ula population found in Kapapa Island on O'ahu is genetically identical to the West Hawaii lineage in the Big Island. Somehow this Opae Ula population made it's way 200 miles away.

Any hypothesis? I think early Hawaiian's brought it over as food and traveled from Oahu to the Big Island to try to have a population there to grow as food.
 #6146  by Algae In Space
 12 Dec 2018 18:30
opae ula related wrote: 12 Dec 2018 17:48 On page 70, it talks about the genetic Opae Ula population found in Kapapa Island on O'ahu is genetically identical to the West Hawaii lineage in the Big Island. Somehow this Opae Ula population made it's way 200 miles away.

Any hypothesis? I think early Hawaiian's brought it over as food and traveled from Oahu to the Big Island to try to have a population there to grow as food.


Possibly! On the other hand there is another shrimp (what was it again) which is found across the ocean somewhere.

The earth is hollow. Everyone knows that! :grin3:

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 #6149  by opae ula related
 12 Dec 2018 20:38
Algae In Space wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 12 Dec 2018 18:41 Ha, Lohena were discovered in Easter Island. Some 4500 miles away!!

Oh yeah your right.

Well there are so many options. A vast cave network. Birds carrying larvae around in their feathers? They somehow made it!
Lohena larvae leaves the pool to the oceans to survive so maybe the ocean currents guided them there...
 #6150  by Algae In Space
 12 Dec 2018 20:55
opae ula related wrote: 12 Dec 2018 20:38
Algae In Space wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 12 Dec 2018 18:41 Ha, Lohena were discovered in Easter Island. Some 4500 miles away!!

Oh yeah your right.

Well there are so many options. A vast cave network. Birds carrying larvae around in their feathers? They somehow made it!
Lohena larvae leaves the pool to the oceans to survive so maybe the ocean currents guided them there...

It's a possibility! :sidesmile: