Scientists reveal details of unprecedented mass mortality on West Coast that began summer 2011 — “Many millions” of deaths before sea star wasting syndrome — Multiple species wiped out in days — Mortality rate of 99.99% over large region — “No documented event has been so severe”Enenews.com
This blog has been updated from last week (6/7/15) Updated material appears in yellow.
Testing of the ocean waters in certain spots reveals little contamination. But examination of a pod of 150 deceased dolphins washed up on a Japanese beach revealed bleached lung tissue which is indicative of radiation exposure. So perhaps there are hot spots, eddies and/or currents carrying radioactive particles. It has been said that ice has trapped fallen radioactive particles and when areas of ice melt there are radiation bursts released.
As radioactive elements break down heat is released. The ocean is noticeably warming. Carbon Dioxide is being released into the ocean from sea floor vents, perhaps from volcanic activity. That increases ocean ACIDIFICATION. But so does the release and breakdown of radioactive contaminants. It’s been over four years that hundreds of tons of radioactive water is being poured into the Pacific ocean EACH day from the Fukushima nuclear accident. And that’s not mentioning all the other nuclear facilities in the world that are leaking, venting secretly, or have abandoned nuclear materials into the ocean to get rid of them. The acidification state favors the algae blooms that choke off oxygen and the algae releases toxins which kill marine organisms. But acidification is the start of this process leading to death.
Furthermore scientists state we can swim in the Pacific without harm so we are not to be concerned. However a human taking a swim is different than a sea animal or plant being immersed totally in a polluted ocean 24 hours a day. Year after year. One celled plants and animals form the basis of the food chain. They are not protected by skin or an outside skeleton. The ocean water and its pollution are the world in which these one cell organisms exist.When they are killed off by pollution all the other animals that depend on these tiny organisms do not have enough food. The die off begins on all levels.
Certain algae have been found to absorb radiation. It is thought that algae's secretions, which stick to their cell walls, absorb & retain the radioactive substances. It has been proposed that these algae be used to remove radioactive substances. But in the meantime - what about all the animals in the food chain that are eating this same algae (or other that functions similarly) that has been proven to absorb radioactive materials? (2)
In addition to lack of food, marine sealife, even those who breathe air instead of having gills or other mechanisms to obtain oxygen from the sea, have the polluted salt water flowing through their bodies constantly. There is intake for hydration, polluted water flowing through their digestive tracks, and if they have gills or like structures - constantly having the acidified and radioactive water in their bodies providing oxygen for life. That constant immersion in polluted water for breathing and eating and existing is far different than a human in a wet suit taking a sometime swim.
The following is an example of a pollutant’s (DDT) concentration in water and how it changes throughout the food chain. Notice how the concentration is magnified as it moves up the food chain. (3) So stating the pollutant has a very negligible presence, therefore it is harmless, is not true.
A recent paper was written by an environmental scientist regarding exposure to radiation from nuclear power plants. The study showed showed the incidence of breast cancer was five times higher downwind from the WelshTrawsfynydd Nuclear Power Station than would have been expected. Nuclear waste from the plant had been discharged into its adjacent lake. Those people in the study who had eaten fish from the lake had double the expected cancer rate. (4)
Tuna are a wide-ranging fish, along with salmon and herring, and can swim back and forth between Japan and North America in a year. Salmon and herring have declined in population dramatically. The Canada Food Inspection Agency says it now relies on Japan for test results concerning radiation. American authorities aren’t testing fish for radioactivity either. But it is obvious that these fish are being exposed to the radioactive materials dumped into the ocean from the Fukushima disaster. (5)
When cancer victims have chemotheraphy or radiation treatment, their immune systems are frequently damaged and they are more susceptible to infections, disease, etc. It is now being proposed that animals coming into prolonged contact with radioactive pollution, such as the Pacific Ocean, are dying because their immune systems cannot fight off infection. So while it cannot be proven that radiation was the cause of death - it would seem to be a contributing cause. Certainly there has never been an event documented such as is happening now in the Pacific Ocean.
Please support the petition to the United Nations: Acknowledge there is a world problem and take over the cleanup and containment of the Fukushima, Japan, nuclear catastrophe in order for it to be done properly and timely without further radioactive materials dumped into the Pacific or world.
(2)Algae species can absorb radioactivity http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ2011101915176 via @DoomsdaysCW
(4)elevated risk of cancer http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/welsh-nuclear-power-station-responsible-9415019#ICID=sharebar_twitter
(5)Is Fukushima Radiation Contaminating Tuna, Salmon and Herring On the West Coast of North America?