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FISH FRY from FUKU? Epidemic occurring with coral, fish, turtles in Hawaii...USGS alarmed
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 28371022:MV8yMDYxOTE1XzM0Njg5NzkxX0UwQzlGQzI1] [quote:oh_yikes:MV8yMDYxOTE1XzM0Njg5NzU3X0E1MUYxNjFD] [quote:Anonymous Coward 28371022:MV8yMDYxOTE1XzM0Njg5NzM3X0YzNDVCMTlB] and guess who's leaving for kauai for the very first time ever on sunday. hooray me. oh well i can expedite the death process by going. no one in my family will listen to this 'nonsense' so i guess i'll just 'suck it in' and go take my punishment. huess if i'm dead with lesions in a few months we will all know- i'll keep you posted. nor cal girl here [/quote] I've gone there every winter for 7 years. If I had gotten any exposure from FUKU, I can truly say I have not noticed anything different thus far. If you are only going for a week or so, no doubt you will be fine. Enjoy. It is a magical place. [/quote] awee, that is so sweet,and thank you for the nice thoughts, but this is a new revelation dont you think?? i mean when does the usgs admit to being 'alarmed' ?? it's probably wayyyy past safe by now. god bless our gorgeous planet, beautiful animals, and people. my biggest fear is watching my family suffer and being helpless and alive to witness it.. [/quote]
Rapidly-spreading disease in Hawaii coral — New strain of cyanobacteria blamed — Fish with lesions, turtles having problems — Big concern whether infectious to humans —“Truly an unusual event”...
A report by the U.S. Geological Survey finds that an outbreak of coral disease along Kauai’s North Shore is an epidemic.
Dr. Thierry Work [...] said the disease is rapidly spreading. A report released Wednesday said microscopic changes in tissue suggest the corals are under some type of stress.
Another big concern is whether this new strain of cyanobacteria is infectious to humans and marine life. Work says he and other scientists involved in the ongoing study have spotted puffer fish with skin discoloration and unusual lesions on their fins. [...]
The bottom line, according to Work, is that Kaua‘i’s reefs are heavily degraded and infected with a rapidly-spreading white coral disease unlike any seen here before.
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