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June 11, 2014


Kaui Radar

High Power, Pulsed Doppler Reflectivity off overhead clouds and scattering to ocean surface below, polarizing water and dissolving/diseasing coral reefs (CaCO3 skeleton). North Shore of Kauai. Shaded areas get less radiation and have less diseased coral.  Ocean surface acts like an antenna with lots of surface area.

From: underwater2web . <>
Date: Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:53 PM
Subject: Makana Peak Blocking Radar : Healthy Reef
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I figured if the massive amount of Doppler Radar that is being used by the military on Kauai is killing the reef then I would have to set out to prove it. So I did a snorkel today from Haena down to Kee taking video of the reefs in shallow water.

What I found was stunning! The famous Makana Peak (Bali Hai) is a direct block to the radar from the tower up above Kalalau. On either side of the peak there are valleys which would not block the radar from the tower or reflecting off of the clouds.
With less radar hitting the reef I figured the shallow reef protected by Makana Peak should be in better shape than the reefs on either side. This whole area is a shallow lagoon with constant similar habitat that is flushed daily by big surf and wind. Three years ago this entire lagoon was pristine with thousands of corals.
It was just amazing to see the reef out in front of the valleys, as it was 99% dead! I only counted two live corals on a 15 meter by one meter stretch of the reef.
Directly out in front of the towering Makana peak was a beautiful coral garden with hundreds of old growth mound and lobe corals, plus rice and cauliflower corals! I counter over 20 live healthy corals in the same 15 meter stretch of reef.
If it is not the Doppler Radar and microwaves killing our reefs then what could cause one single continuous lagoon to go from totally dead to healthy then back to being totally dead, within 100 yards!
I hope to get some sophisticated monitoring equipment out on this reef to see if we can make sure of the connection, but for now it seems obvious.
It just so happens that the giant corals at Salt Pond on the south shore are also dying like flies and I just learned from Stewart that there is a huge Doppler Radar tower at Port Allen sending radar and microwaves directly at the reef at Salt Pond!
Here are some pictures out of my video from today. You can see from the water the one area looking directly at Makana Peak, and that is where all of the beautiful large yellow corals are, along with all the other coral species. The two pictures looking on each side of the peak is where the barren brown reef is that was covered in healthy coral only three years ago! In the middle between the healthy reef and dead reef the corals are diseased and partially dead.
I really feel we need to do a massive study on the effects of Doppler Radar on our reefs here in Kauai soon as during RIMPAC they are going to blast our whole north shore with this electromagnetic frequency along with sonar and who knows what else that will kill our reefs and marine life! I am also sure all of this electromagnet radiation is not good for human health.
I would be more than happy to take anyone out snorkeling at this location so they can see the damage for them selves.
(Marine Biologist, Kauai)

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From: underwater2web . <>
Date: Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: Our Navy is about to ruin Kauai in the name of War!
To: ChemE Stewart <>
Hi Stewart,

This is just insane!! The tower at Port Allen is destroying a massive coral garden with 1,000 year old corals at Salt Pond. This is the open shallow bay right next to Port Allen which has a direct hit from this tower! Over 50% of the giant mound corals at Salt Pond are now dying rapidly!
The cove to the left of Port Allen is blocked by tall cliffs, and the corals are fine! Not one diseased coral!
I just did a snorkel video tour of the reefs below the famous Makana Peak (Bali Hai) in Haena. Sure enough the reef right in front of the peak is in great shape!! The peak blocks most of the radar. When you go to either side of the peak where there are valleys, the reefs are totally dead. This is just stunning. This entire area is flushed with surf daily and does not have much of any run off or sediment. The entire area was pristine only three years ago and now the only live coral is in the spot where the peak blocks the radar from taking a direct hit on the reef!
By looking where these radar sites are, and looking at the geography, I am beginning to be able to predict exactly which reefs will die next and why the dead reefs died first!!
I will do a new underwater picture post soon and it will just blow people away!
For three years now it made no since what so ever as to why we have had millions of corals die in Kauai, and why the die off is on one reef, and then a mile away the reefs look relatively OK. The dead reefs are matching up with the geography where the radar can hit directly onto the reef and the healthier reefs are where the radar is blocked due to high cliffs and peaks.
I wonder if the human cancer rates will also match up with these towers? Seems like a very good study to do!

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