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‘Imi ‘ike Learns to Spin

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Long ago, in and around the Hawaiian Islands, there were bottlenose dolphins, but these dolphins didn’t know how to spin in the air. They did leap but only to breathe the air. Then they dove deep to seek the safety of the ocean, away from the loko ’ino sharks that swam in the seas always looking to attack the dolphins. The evilest of those sharks was a scare covered shark named Pupuka. Among the many dolphins was a pod named Haku. This is the story of ‘Imi ‘ike and how he learned to spin and how he taught the others of his pod and how it spread to all the other bottlenose dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands.

  – Excerpt from ‘Imi ‘ike Learns to Spin

Long ago, in and around the Hawaiian Islands, there were bottlenose dolphins, but these dolphins didn’t know how to spin in the air. They did leap but only to breathe the air and then to dive deep to seek the safety of the ocean, away from the loko ’ino sharks that swam in the seas always looking to attack the dolphins.

The evilest of those sharks was a scare covered shark named Pupuka. Among the many dolphins was a pod named Haku. This is the story of ‘Imi ‘ike and how he learned to spin and how he taught the others of his pod and how it spread to all the other bottlenose dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands.

’Imi ’ike and his brothers Kalani, Kamaka and Kapono were racing through the water, diving and leaping out of the ocean.

They were the youngest dolphins in the Haku pod. The pod was named after its leader, who was an old dolphin, but very wise.

The Haku pod was small compared to others in the area…