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ʻŌpaeʻula

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Pond a few miles north of Keāhole Point, Kona, Hawaiʻi, a wildlife sanctuary where ducks, coots, stilts, and other Hawaiian birds feed on the abundant shrimp. The pond was probably much larger before a large part of it was buried in lava; ancient fishpond stone walls are said to remain today.

A heiau of this name on Molokaʻi was destroyed in 1899 when a pier was built at Kaunakakai (Summers 84-85).

Stream and reservoirs, Waialua, Oʻahu (Ii 98).

  • Literally, red shrimp.

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