Coral a casualty of combat: UH-Hilo team to research historic World War II battlefield, surrounding reefs

  • Department of Defense photos

    Images of the battle at Peleliu. At left, soldiers deploy from amphibious vehicles on the beach and, at right, depart from ships toward the shoreline through the substantial blast zone.

A postdoctoral researcher and a graduate student from the University of Hawaii at Hilo will embark on an expedition in early April to study a forgotten World War II battlefield in the Western Pacific.