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Small Hawaiian Island Wiped away

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by "Roger", Oct 24, 2018.

  1. "Roger"

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    For more, see this article ...

    "A piece of the United States has been dramatically wiped off the map after an island in Hawaii was washed away by a powerful hurricane..."
     
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    I've seen more sand than what made up that island move out and back in to North Ka'anapali beach!
     
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    Reading the article, what surprised me the most was learning the island that was washed/blown away was the second largest of the islands in that area. That may not have been a lot of real estate, but it was pretty important to the wildlife that lived and bred there. Surprising a hurricane could have destroyed it like that.

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    I was thinking it was more like a reef covered with sand rather than an Island.
     
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    I guess it was their use of the word "island" that gave me pause, and saying it was the second largest in the atoll. A reef covered in sand wouldn't be much of an island, don't you think? To me, an island is a bit more substantial. :shrug:

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    News reporting has become more about being dramatic and driving advertising click counts than actually reporting the news. Technacilly maybe an island but who would click on and read the article if the lead was “small amount of sand on a reef wiped out by hurricane” ?

    Recently I read an article about a non-descript bacteria that is somewhat commonly seen in hospitals mutating to a drug resistant bacteria causing blindness, brain absessesand death with days. It appeared to be a fluff scare article but, I wasn’t certain. So I showed it to one of the infectious disease docs I respect at our hospital to get her opinion. While there were aspects that are true, there is a drug resistant form of this bacteria, most of the article was hype and drama.
     
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    I think it had plant life and a Coast Guard radar station at one point. So Island is probably correct.

    I have used google earth before to scan atolls and Islands in the pacific. Interesting to see leftover footprints of the war in the pacific.
     
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    At the start of the article, it shows before and after images. It was pretty much wiped out. As a breeding ground for Monk seals, that's a tough occurrence.

    Dave
     
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