This letter from Ali`i Mana`o Nui (Chief with Great Wisdom) Lanny Sinkin to General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff addresses injuries suffered by turtles and destruction of coral reefs, likely a result of RIMPAC exercises (here is the relevant earlier post mentioned). Here are highlights.
“I am writing to offer you evidence of that destruction collected by marine scientists and other observers. If you are truly interested in this evidence, I would be happy to connect your scientists with these local scientists, who have been studying the Hawaiian waters for decades.
“As a sample of the type of evidence available, the two links below are videos showing coral destruction and fatal turtle injuries. The picture provided is a sample of the type of injuries suffered by turtles.”