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Coral calamity

The fatal impact of Monday’s huge molasses spill was swift and will last years, experts say

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 14, 2013

~~<p>Five days after a faulty pipe leaked about 233,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor, all of the coral beds below the spill site and the harbor&rsquo;s west end are already dead, University of Hawaii researchers say.</p>
<p>More coral approaching Keehi Lagoon, in the direction where the molasses plume is drifting, will be dead in a matter of days, they added.</p>
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Five days after a faulty pipe leaked about 233,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor, all of the coral beds below the spill site and the harbor’s west end are already dead, University of Hawaii researchers say.

More coral approaching Keehi Lagoon, in the direction where the molasses plume is drifting, will be dead in a matter of days, they added. Login for more...



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