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September 21, 2013 Update: The State of Hawaii and Matson knew about the molasses leakage that had a steady flow for over a year now.
This is a visual video update that should be viewed.
The molasses breakage first had started on September 09, 2013 in the Honolulu Harbor by the shipping company Matson, whom had a faulty pipe. The faulty pipe had released 233,000 gallons of molasses.
The following days after, many concerned Hawai'i residents, professionals, and Environmentalists have taken pictures to share on news sites and to the world. These marine life had ranged from the small reef fish, such as yellow tangs to the large ocean predators, such as hammerhead sharks, that had been affected by the molasses pollution.
The coral reef was hugely affected.
This link below is a good example of how many concerned people in Hawai'i and in the world are about this spill.
Description of this video:
This video shows a lapse of days in between. A little shaky at times due to the video quality, the pictures does justice and shows the true events.
The marine fish and crustacean that were affected by this mass disastrous spill are from nearer to shoreline areas. Some of the fishes and crabs are in both the Native Hawaiian and English language names.
All areas that were recorded by film, were of either the affected seawater and of the affected brackish water (half saltwater / half freshwater).
The Hawai'i fishes and crustacean are of (not in order):
- Yellow throat moray eel - Scientific name: Gymnothorax undulatus
- Hawaiian white crab - Scientific name: Portunus sanguinolentus
- Porcupine fish - Scientific name: Diodontidae (family)
- Puffer fish - Tetraodontidae (family)
- Spotted moray eel - Scientific name: Muraenidae (family)
- Tilapia - Scientific name: Oreochromis niloticus
- Samoan crab - Scientific name: Scylla serrata
- Butterflyfish - Scientific name: Chaetodontidae (family)
- Moorish idol - Scientific name: Zanclus cornutus
- Angelfish - Scientific name: Pomacanthidae (family)
- Mullet - Scientific name: Mugilidae (family)
- Barracuda - Scientific name: Sphyraena
- Gobie - Scientific name: Gobiidae (family)
- Blue crab - Scientific name: Callinectes sapidus
- Triggerfish - Scientific name: Balistidae (family)
- Zebra moray eel - Scientific name: Bymnomuraena zebra
- Rock crab - Scientific name: Grapsus tenuicrustatus
- and more...
This video has captured a hungry sandpiper bird looking for food.
This video has also captured the contaminated seaweed and the contaminated coral reefs.
Viewing these images will speak for itself.
Is part Native Hawaiian, part Native Apache American Indian, part European, and part Asian mixed. She enjoys sharing to Hawai'i and the world readers the use of the Native Hawaiian language words.