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Kaneohe Bay coral reef damage assessment underway

State and federal government divers are assessing the extent of the damage to the coral reef in Kaneohe Bay after a Navy P-8A Poseidon slid off the runway at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and landed in the bay.
1/19
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DLNR division of aquatic resources aquatic biologist Kim Fuller spoke at a press conference today at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
2/19
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Rear Admiral Kevin P. Lenox Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three spoke at a press conference today at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
3/19
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Rear Admiral Kevin P. Lenox.
4/19
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Col. Jeremy W. Beaven, U.S. Marine Corp. Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
5/19
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

The P-8A Poseidon airplane that skidded off the runway at Marine Corps Base Hawaii two weeks ago while trying to land in rainy weather and ended up in water no deeper than 30 feet sat on the tarmac.
6/19
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

The boom that Marines installed within 30 minutes around the downed Navy plane was anchored at 15 points and some of the anchors also damaged coral, according to Kim Fuller, an aquatic biologist with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ division of aquatic resources.
7/19
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LANCE CPL. HUNTER JONES / MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources surveyed the coral and ecosystems in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.
8/19
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Dive teams from the state and federal government on Dec. 4 assessed potential damage to coral reefs from the downed Navy plane.
9/19
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LANCE CPL. HUNTER JONES / MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources surveyed the coral and ecosystems in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.
10/19
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LANCE CPL. HUNTER JONES / MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources surveyed the coral and ecosystems in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.
11/19
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LANCE CPL. HUNTER JONES / MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources surveyed the coral and ecosystems in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.
12/19
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LANCE CPL. HUNTER JONES / MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources surveyed the coral and ecosystems in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.
13/19
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LANCE CPL. HUNTER JONES / MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources surveyed the coral and ecosystems in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.
14/19
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LANCE CPL. HUNTER JONES / MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources surveyed the coral and ecosystems in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.
15/19
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Dive teams from the state and federal government on Dec. 4 assessed potential damage to coral reefs from the downed Navy plane.
16/19
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LANCE CPL. HUNTER JONES / MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources surveyed the coral and ecosystems in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.
17/19
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Dive teams from the state and federal government on Dec. 4 assessed potential damage to coral reefs from the downed Navy plane.
18/19
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Dive teams from the state and federal government on Dec. 4 assessed potential damage to coral reefs from the downed Navy plane.
19/19
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Dive teams from the state and federal government on Dec. 4 assessed potential damage to coral reefs from the downed Navy plane.

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