We Are Guahan Group Sees Proposed Apra Harbor Dredge Site First Hand
Tuesday, 09 February 2010
Guam - Roughly over 100 people showed up to the we are Guahan Coalition's trip to Apra harbor on Sunday.
We are Guahan has raised concerns about the military's proposed dredging of Apra harbor for transient carrier berthing. They have sited various environmental concerns related to the dredging of coral. Event coordinator Cara Flores-Mays says the trip went well and opened the eyes of a lot of people.
She says "It's difficult to justify the planned destruction of this unique coral habitat. It's especially difficult to justify that action when the long-term outlook for coral reefs around the world is quite bleak"
The We Are Guahan group was accompanined by a couple of marine bioligists who noted that the dredging would reduce guam's marine bio-diversity and could destroy some unique coral species that have yet to be identified and may even be unique to Guam. Mays says "It's an asset to Guam but not just to Guam but this is really a place that biologists around the world can appreciate. It's our responsibility not only as citizens of this community but citizens of the world in general to protect it."
Written by : Clynt Ridgell