The womer or “frigate bird” sends a sign to us when the sager (south-east) wind is blowing. The frigate bird travels in groups gliding high in the sky. They are fish eating birds which are expert hunters. Sometime elders would tell us to stop their migratory pattern so he sager wouldn’t come. The sager often blows with winds reaching up to 35 knots. Hunting, fishing and especially pearling and diving for beche de mer cannot be done when these wild winds blow. If lucky they blow for just for a week but sometimes they continue for up to a month.