Twice a year, at night, seven days after the full moon in October and November the Palolo swarm. Palolo are reef worms that swim from the reef to spawn on the mentioned times each year. These little critters are a delicacy in Samoa and locals go out in the middle of the night with flash lights, buckets and makeshift nets. As the worms fill the waters they are scooped up and collected. If you're lucky enough to be out there for the catch you can eat them raw and many do. Unfortunately we were not out there to catch them ourselves this year, but we definitely will next year!
We were lucky enough to be given some Palolo the day after the catch, in the stores a small cup can go for $25!
The Jaskowiak Family
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