Feds: Removing shipwrecks good for reefs

  • Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey

    The arrows in this image point to mouths of individual corallimorphs. Each corallimorph mouth is surrounded by a corona of tentacles, and the organisms harm the coral reefs upon which they live.

LIHUE — The remnants of the 1800s freighter Pele lie off the coast of Kauai’s South Shore, and though there’s not much of her left, shipwrecks like Pele could offer answers to coal research.