Legacy of Ruth Gates

  • Caleb Jones / Associated Press file photo

    In this Sept. 28, 2015 photo, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology director Ruth Gates shows corals that are undergoing enhancement at her lab on Coconut Island near Kaneohe, Hawaii.

  • Caleb Jones / Associated Press file photo

    In this Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology director Ruth Gates talks about her project to create “super coral” near her lab on Coconut Island in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

LIHUE — Ruth Gates, trailblazer in coral reef research, died October 25 after being diagnosed with brain cancer in May, but Hawaii officials and environmentalists say her legacy will live on.

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