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Stranded sampan crushing coral in Kaneohe Bay

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 09, 2012

~~<p>A vessel aground in Kane&shy;ohe Bay has already done considerable damage to a portion of the barrier reef about a half-mile from shore, according to officials with the conservation group the Nature Conservancy.</p>
<p>&quot;It's some of the nicer coral in the bay,&quot; said Jason Durnin, the group's project manager in Kaneohe. &quot;There's a lot of damage already. Probably over 100 coral heads have been smashed. &hellip; There's one area that's just turned to rubble.&quot;</p>
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A vessel aground in Kane­ohe Bay has already done considerable damage to a portion of the barrier reef about a half-mile from shore, according to officials with the conservation group the Nature Conservancy.

"It's some of the nicer coral in the bay," said Jason Durnin, the group's project manager in Kaneohe. "There's a lot of damage already. Probably over 100 coral heads have been smashed. … There's one area that's just turned to rubble." Login for more...



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