Post by fansfiltration on Apr 24, 2016 4:52:15 GMT -5
Kenn Andersen (aka FansFiltration) "Fukushima and The Pacific ☢ Survey Reef Dive 04-20-16 - Kahekili Beach Park, Maui (aka Old Airport Beach)"
Took this video in Maui this week...
"Pacific Ocean and effects from Fukushima". Shore Diving on 04-20-16, at the reef just off of Kahekili Beach Park (aka Old Airport Beach) on Maui. I'm personally recording changes in the amount of sea life and overall health of this coral reef over the next 5 to 10 years. Depth between 15 - 30 feet. I have seen this reef much more lively then this in years past! Here is the GoPro video. Last dive I did at this spot two years back there had been a lot of Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, and varieties of larger size fish (such as triggerfish). Very few seen on this dive. The absence of the usual color and many species found in these waters in years past, is very troubling.
I plan to make more routine survey dives (and videos) around the Pacific over the next few years. I'll be sure to keep you all posted.
Here are the same waters just two years back in 2014.
Post by whitesparrow on Apr 28, 2016 13:59:23 GMT -5
Thank you for uploading this. I'd been trying to find anything regarding the effects on life/sea life around Hawai'i, and it's near impossible. Stunning -and horrible- the difference. I can only imagine what it may have looked at pre-3/11. =(
Post by shawnanagins775 on Apr 29, 2016 7:00:35 GMT -5
Kenn, thank you. I don't have anything to go by, other than my own experience in the late 80s and early 90s, snorkeling off of Oahu. It was in shallow water and the amount of fish there (with many other tourists in the water), was so impressive. The fish were all around and only inches away. So many different ones and the colors were stunning. This is so heartbreaking to see. You understand the importance to help show the world. God bless you.
Thank you Fans! This is stunning and so very heartbreaking but so necessary to document. This must have been tough for you to see. Thank you for documenting this. I appreciate it and soon the world will as well.
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