Stuck in the molasses!

Molasses spill in Hawaii Honolulu

Summary

In sept. 9 2013 California cargo ships spilled 233,000 gallons of molasses in the Honolulu waters. And since this happened thousands of species got affected in that area. Surfers and swimmers have been notified about how dangerous the water is now.



Facts

- In Sept. 9 2013 California cargo ships spilled 233,000 gallons of molasses in the Honolulu waters.

- Thousands of fish died.

- Also swimmers and surfers were warned about being in the water and how dangerous it is.

-The molasses could take years to clear up naturally.

-More fish have died in the spill than any other incident in the area.

-The molasses spilled through a seep in the ship that was supposed to be sealed.


Vocabulary:

Osmosis

A process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one, thus equalizing the concentrations on each side of the membrane.


Questions

I still have questions about how did the molasses spread so quickly? How will the molasses clean itself up? How will people clean the fish? And will the fish be affected that are still alive