Kaloko

Kaloko literally translates to mean ‚Äúthe pond.‚ÄĚ Kaloko and  ĽAimakapaŐĄ are two loko i Ľa in this area. Occupants of Kailua apparently lived beside a lagoon or bay open to the sea, hundreds of yards shoreside of today's shoreline.




Mo Ľolelo (stories) tell of a spirit named Kumakapu Ľu who sits on the kuapa (sea wall) to protect the resources within the loko i Ľa.

Sea wall in Kaloko

Kaloko sea wall, separating surf from calm, protected waters

The kuapa (sea wall) provides protection from waves, and was constructed at an exact angle to deflect the force so the kuapa can withstand large waves.

 ĽO Ľopupo Ľowainuianiho, Kalamanu Ľunuianoho and Kihawahineikiananea are three goddesses who also protect the i Ľa (fish) in the pond. It is said that when the pond is red, the goddesses are in the loko i Ľa (fish pond). When the pond becomes green they have left, and the i Ľa can be caught again.

Aerial view of Kaloko fishpond

Kaloko bay fish bond, seperated from ocean by sand

 ĽAimakapa is a loko pu Ľuone, a fish pond separated from the ocean by sand. This loko i Ľa (fish pond) has provided food for ali Ľi (chiefs) for over 600 years and was claimed by the ali Ľi Kamehameha in the 1800s.

In addition to the loko i Ľa,  Ľai Ľopio is an important resource for people living in this area.  ĽAi Ľopio is a fish trap that was constructed by carving out a passage through a natural rock enclosure.

Aerial view of fish trap at kaloko


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