September 12th, 2013
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A massive molasses spill this week in Honolulu Harbor could lead to an increase in the number of sharks, barracuda and eels as well as bacteria in the area, the Hawaii Department of Health warned.

"While molasses is not harmful to the public directly, the substance is polluting the water, causing fish to die and could lead to an increase in predator species," the health department said in a prepared statement Wednesday.

"The nutrient-rich liquid could also cause unusual growth in marine algae, stimulate an increase in harmful bacteria and trigger other environmental impacts."

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  1. Weeds

    It's like the fish now come in their own marinade. Just add heat and a little soy sauce and ginger – and dinner is served.

    September 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm |
  2. Liz

    this is a tragedy.... I went to Hawaii for 2 weeks last year...and the fresh fish and wild life are what you go to see, experience, or even taste...I hope someone comes up with a solution to try and put an end to the spread of the damage. Hawaii is a beautiful place...this is proof that we're often just to damn careless with lax policies and follow through thanks to money under the table.

    September 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm |
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