Island Life: Mom’s spaghetti (worm)

  • A spaghetti worm in Honaunau Bay. Once the worm’s body is snuggled into its burrow, it sends out tentacles in search of food on the ocean floor. Ancient Hawaiians called spaghetti worms kauna’oa or kio and used them as medicine. (Terri Brache/Community contributor)

A spaghetti worm in Honaunau Bay. Once the worm’s body is snuggled into its burrow, it sends out tentacles in search of food on the ocean floor. Ancient Hawaiians called spaghetti worms kauna’oa or kio and used them as medicine. (Terri Brache/Community contributor)

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