The last time I was in Rarotonga was 1994. The most interesting thing I noticed about the water surrounding the island is how clear and warm it is. I felt like I was in a giant swimming pool. The second most interesting thing about the water is that it is full of sea cucumbers (called rori in Maori, the primary language of the Cook Islands). These dark gray sausage shaped creatures are considered a delicacy here. To eat them, you simply pluck one out of the water and squeeze its spaghetti-like guts out, which you eat on the spot. Then you throw the rori back in the water. It will regenerate its guts very quickly. Roris have a defense mechanism similar to lizards, which will sacrifice a tail to escape a predator. If a sea predator attacks a rori, it will expel some of its intestines, which the predator devours while the rori makes its getaway. Are you getting hungry yet?
Start from beginning.