[Coral-List] Tonga stories of sea cucumber fishing

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 16:36:24 EST 2014

I'm in Tonga at the moment, and I'm hearing stories that hookah has been
used here to collect sea cucumbers, with the result of divers being
paralyzed or dying, presumably from decompression sickness from staying
down too deep, too long and coming up too fast.

Douglas Fenner
Contractor with Ocean Associates, Inc.
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

phone 1 684 622-7084

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