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Hawaii on lookout for 'ghost net' threatening area sea life


January 16, 2020

HONOLULU (AP) — Reports of a "ghost net" floating off the coast of Hawaii have mariners, pilots and residents on the lookout for the large array of netting that poses a threat to sea life.

The U.S. Coast Guard, state Department of Land and Natural Resources and local boating companies have all been alerted, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday.

The net with a yellow floater bucket was spotted west of Molokini islet Dec. 29 and a handful of nonprofit groups began planning its recovery.

Poor weather has impeded searches for the drifting net, which is estimated to be 50 feet (15...

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