TARAWA, 20 JULY 2017 (RADIO KIRIBATI) — More than 100 were found stranded on the lagoon shores of Kabuna village on the island of Tabiteuea North in the Southern Gilberts after the construction of the village’s maneaba ‘Bibitoinikarawa’ was complete.


One resident, Tabukinikai Tabwanou told Radio Kiribati News the incident occurred between 10am and 12pm on Tuesday this week.

Tabukinikai said this is not new because it has been happening over the past years. He said every time a new ‘maneaba’ is constructed or renovated, scores of dolphins will be seen swimming towards the shore.

He said the occurrence is part of the Kabuna village tradition for many years.

Tabukinikai said the dolphins were killed and distributed to more than 30 households in the village for consumption that day…. PACNEWS [/restrict]