CSI Goes Deep

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February 14, 2011: Crime Scene Investigation takes to the oceans with “Coral Reef CSI.” The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is now the home of the international Coral Reef CSI program. This new partnership will expand the field of coral reef forensic investigation in coral reef locations around the world, offering more protection to these valuable and fragile ecosystems. Our guest, Rick MacPherson, Interim Executive Director and Conservation Programs Director at CORAL fills us in. Also: Discovery of the wreck of the Nantucket whaler, “Two Brothers” in Hawaii and a special expedition announcement by The Ocean Doctor!

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Hawaii: Massive Release of Sea Urchins Planned to Combat Invasive Seaweed on Coral Reefs (

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Following the Flush From Land to Sea in Hawai’i

When you hear “pipeline” in Hawai’i, the first thing you think of is that quintessential North Shore surf break – a heaving wall of tropical blue water arcing towards shore. Recent research, however, is showing that there’s another, far less appealing but far more direct association brewing between pipelines and coastal waters. Sewage is a big problem here, and while some seaweeds flourish with the extra nutrients, people and corals are getting sick.

Though the battle rages on in Maui, this is an issue all the Hawaii islands, and many other states face as well. You can find out more about how to help reduce the use of injection wells in Hawaii here.

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