The consultant that did the Near Shore Study (“Saving What Matters,” Dec. 19) was asked why he only inventoried the turtles at Kawela Bay when they are present all along the coastline. He replied that he didn’t know how to do that and asked me to explain to him how to do it. I told him it was not my job.

The consultants that did the animal and plant studies were not at the Open House. Could it be they were too ashamed or have they been told to stay away because their studies were just so bad? These are the biologists who didn’t want to investigate the plants in part of the Punuhoolapa Marsh because they were afraid of disturbing the fragile ecosytem and then–guess what–didn’t find any endangered wetland plants or indeed any endangered plants anywhere on the property!

It was an entertaining evening and would be hilarious if it weren’t so serious.

Angela Huntemer via [HonoluluWeekly.com]