Possible tsunami debris found off Maui

March 12, 2013
The Maui News

A refrigerator-sized piece of ocean debris, possibly from the Japanese earthquake/tsunami two years ago, was removed by helicopter from the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve shoreline Monday.

Jeff Bagshaw, a member of the citizen’s advisory council for the Ahihi-Kinau NAR, said he spotted the piece of debris “bobbing on the horizon” at about 6 p.m. Sunday. Forty minutes later, the object beached itself on the rocky shoreline in an area known as “Dumps,” about 15 yards south of where the trail to the parking lot begins, he said.

The object narrowly missed a large coral head coming in, but he said he noticed barnacles and “big braddah” oysters/mussels not native to Hawaii clinging to the debris.

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Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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