tags: South Pacific Islands, Solomon Islands, subsistence fishing, spider web fishing, documentary, BBC Two, streaming video
This fascinating video shows how South Pacific islanders from the Solomon Islands archipelago use webs spun by a particular species of spider to catch a particular species of fish. If you have adequate wifi support, you should watch this full-screen in high definition.
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When I lived in Palau I remember learning about the kite fishing that the islanders did, but I did not remember them using a web. Fascinating.
Supercool!! Needlefish are great in ceviche...
The spider and web shown appears to be a Cyrtophora sp. Earlier literature on traditional fishing in Pacific islands using spider webs usually point to the webs of Nephila spiders.
I found this video amazing,ive never seen such an interresting way to fish.