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October 27, 2014
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Outter Reef @ Tunnels. Much of the Coral has already disappeared, leaving barren lava rock

From: underwater2web . <underwater2web@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Tunnels Reef Gets More Needed Research

Tunnels Reef on Kauai is suffering  from a terrible coral disease that started to spread all over the reef in 2011. Tens of thousands of corals have died since then and I have much of this shot with HD video. At the current rate of disease and coral deaths there will be no more live coral at Tunnels Reef within the next 5 years! This massive coral die off is causing the marine life and people who enjoy Tunnels reef to get sick. If we do not do something soon to save Tunnels Reef we will loose this magical part of Kauai for ever.

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Visibility is terrible due to suspended ions precipitating out of solution due to heavy EMF load

Yesterday I took another marine biologist out to Tunnels to view this coral destruction in person. She got to see and video the sick corals. Having more people look at the reef in person adds to the general knowledge us humans have so we can figure out why the reef is dying so rapidly!!

Is the military killing the reef with their deadly sonar and microwaves they are using at Tunnels Reef for their electronic war games? Is the reef dying due to toxic chemicals floating around Kauai, produced by the major chemical companies operating on the island or is the reef dying from some unknown cause yet to be discovered?
Right now we do not know for sure, even though we have lots of evidence to back up our current theories, but what we really need is to have more people studying the dying reefs and adding into the study their special knowledge.
???????????????????????????????I know that having Laura along on this dive yesterday was a blessing and the turtles came in to give us their support. Here are some picks of the dying reef and our attempt to figure out why it is dying. We need a lot more people and funds to do the needed studies to save Tunnels Reef, and I hope those people come into the picture soon.
Aloha,
Terry
Terry Lilley
Marine Biologist
Hanalei, Kauai
underwater2web.com
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Laura is much cuter and smarter than I am but I have better jokes and taste in music

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Massive amounts of coral broke off during RIMPAC war exercises. Could be a combination of underwater concussions/shock waves from explosions/sonar and weakening CaCO3 structure due to heavy EMF load in shallow waters

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ARDEL Radar Facility 2011 Completion (~6-10,000,000 Watts Peak).  They NEVER accessed effects on surface of the ocean AND ASSUMED there would be NONE. This facility increased EMF/microwave load in the area by approx 1/3rd.  RIMPAC probably DOUBLED the EMF load.

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“This facility will be the birth place for the most advanced radar the world has ever seen in the most capable Navy the world has ever seen. It will fulfill missile defense requirements recently identified by President Obama,” said Creevy.

The ARDEL facility will have six permanent staff that could be augmented to the projected peak number of 40 persons during radar testing. The facility would be manned 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year…….The facility is expected to be completed by August 2011.

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 What The Reef Used To Look Like??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

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