January 28, 2016

CHAIN OF FOOL:

Microsoft co-founder's yacht tears up protected coral reef in Cayman Islands (Oliver Milman, 28 January 2016, The Guardian)

A yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder and marine conservationist Paul Allen has ploughed into a sensitive reef in the Cayman Islands, destroying the majority of coral on the protected ecosystem.

The MV Tatoosh, a 300ft yacht owned by the billionaire Allen, ripped up 14,000 square feet of coral reef in the West Bay replenishment zone, according to local officials. About 80% of the reef, situated in a protected area, was destroyed by the ship's chain. [...]

The incident is particularly embarrassing for Allen given his foundation's work supporting marine conservation and tackling overfishing.

Posted by at January 28, 2016 4:22 PM

  

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