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Maui’s seafloor, coral reef erosion found to be severe

  • NANCY PROUTY / USGS

    “The magnitude of the seafloor loss was surprising.”

    Kimberly Yates

    Biogeochemist at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in Florida and lead author of the seafloor and coral reef erosion study

Researchers who examined Maui’s nearshore waters in a study of changing sea depths discovered a remarkable amount of seafloor and coral reef erosion — enough sand, rock and other material over nearly four decades to fill up the Empire State Building 81 times. Read more

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