Via Hakai Magazine
"Once a saltwater pantry filled with green-lipped mussels and flounder, Okahu Bay has suffered the same fate as urban beaches around the world. Fishing trawlers and port dredgers decimated the once-robust ecosystem. A crude sewage system dumped raw human waste into the water for decades, further disrupting marine life and causing typhoid and cholera. Boats still leach toxins and bring invasive foreign species into the waters."