Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Something Is Killing Life All Over The Pacific Ocean – Could It Be Fukushima?

Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Why is there so much death and disease among sea life living near the west coast of North America right now? Could the hundreds of tons of highly radioactive water that are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day have anything to do with it?

When I wrote my last article about Fukushima, I got a lot of heat for being “alarmist” and for supposedly “scaring” people unnecessarily.  I didn’t think that an article about Fukushima would touch such a nerve, but apparently there are some people out there that really do not want anyone writing about this stuff.

Right now, massive numbers of fish and sea creatures are dying in the Pacific Ocean. In addition, independent tests have shown that significant levels of cesium-137 are in a very high percentage of the fish that are being caught in the Pacific and sold in North America. Could this have anything to do with the fact that the largest nuclear disaster in the history of mankind has been constantly releasing enormous amounts of radioactive material into the Pacific Ocean for more than two years?  I don’t know about you, but to me this seems to be a question that is worth asking.

Since I wrote my last article, major news outlets have reported that large numbers of sea stars living off of the west coast of North America appear to be "melting"…
Divers were out in Puget Sound waters Saturday to see if they can help solve a mystery. Scientists are trying to figure out what’s causing one species of starfish to die in parts of Puget Sound and the waters off of Canada.
Seattle Aquarium biologists Jeff Christiansen and Joel Hollander suited up in scuba gear in their search for answers.  “We’re going to look for both healthy and potentially diseased sea stars,” Christiansen explained. “We’ve got some sea stars that look like they’re melting on the bottom.”
The same thing is happening in the waters near Canada and nobody’s sure why.
If scientists don’t know why this is happening, perhaps there is an unusual explanation for this phenomenon.

Could it be Fukushima?

The following is what one invertebrate expert quoted by National Geographic says is happening to the starfish…
[The starfish] seem to waste away, ‘deflate’ a little, and then just … disintegrate. The arms just detach, and the central disc falls apart. It seems to happen rapidly, and not just dead animals undergoing decomposition, as I observed single arms clinging to the rock faces, tube feet still moving, with the skin split, gills flapping in the current. I’ve seen single animals in the past looking like this, and the first dive this morning I thought it might be crabbers chopping them up and tossing them off the rocks. Then we did our second dive in an area closed to fishing, and in absolutely amazing numbers. The bottom from about 20 to 50 feet [6 to 15 meters] was absolutely littered with arms, oral discs, tube feet, gonads and gills … it was kind of creepy.
That certainly does not sound normal to me.

Shouldn’t we be trying to figure out why this is happening?

Something is also causing a huge spike in the death rate for killer whales living off of the coast of British Columbia
A Vancouver Aquarium researcher is sounding the alarm over “puzzling” changes he’s observed in the killer whale pods that live off the southern British Columbia coast. 
Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard says he fears changes in the ocean environment are prompting odd behaviour and an unusually high mortality rate.
Barrett-Lennard says the southern resident orca pod, which is found in the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland, has lost seven matriarchs over the past two years, and he’s noticed a lack of vocalizations from the normally chatty mammals.
Once again, scientists do not know why this is happening.

Could it be Fukushima?

I am just asking the question.

Clearly something unusual is happening to the Pacific. The following is what one Australian discovered as he journeyed across the Pacific Ocean recently…
The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.
“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.
“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.
“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”
In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.
“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”
What would cause the Pacific Ocean to be “dead”?

Could it be Fukushima?

When you consider the evidence presented above along with all of the other things that we have learned in recent months, it becomes more than just a little bit alarming.

The following are some more examples of sea life dying off in the Pacific from my recent article entitled "28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima"…

-Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores
Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.
The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.
-There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…
At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die.  It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”
-Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.  Many are blaming Fukushima.

-Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

-Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

-One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

-Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

• 73 percent of mackerel tested
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

Is it really so unreasonable to wonder if Fukushima could be causing all of this?

And the total amount of nuclear material in the Pacific Ocean is constantly increasing.  According to the New York Times, the latest releases from Fukushima contain “much more contaminated water than before”, and the flow of contaminated water will not stop until 2015 at the earliest…
The latest releases appear to be carrying much more contaminated water than before into the Pacific. And that flow may not slow until at least 2015, when an ice wall around the damaged reactors is supposed to be completed.
And that same article explained that cesium-137 is entering the Pacific at a rate that is “about three times as high” as last year…
The magnitude of the recent spike in radiation, and the amounts of groundwater involved, have led Michio Aoyama, an oceanographer at a government research institute who is considered an authority on radiation in the sea, to conclude that radioactive cesium 137 may now be leaking into the Pacific at a rate of about 30 billion becquerels per year, or about three times as high as last year. He estimates that strontium 90 may be entering the Pacific at a similar rate.
Right now, approximately 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every 24 hours.

But apparently we are not supposed to ask any questions about this and we are just supposed to blindly accept that this is not having any significant impact on our environment even though sea life in the Pacific appears to be dying in unprecedented numbers.

I don’t know about you, but I really think that the people of the world deserve to know the truth about what is happening out there.

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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Anonymous said...

Good questions all, Michael and I'm concerned Fukushima may indeed be the cause of most of it. Given the level of lies and obfuscation we saw with the BP disaster, I'd say by the time there is any "official" confirmation of this, most life down the West Coast and Japan will be dead.

Rand Clifford said...

Michael, you are right on with:

"...apparently there are some people out there that really do not want anyone writing about this stuff."

Fukushima is so far beyond the "Twilight Zone" and the "Outer Limits" that if people knew what has really happened, dwarfed by what is about to happen at Fukushima, in terms of the entire Pacific ocean being blasted with radioactive isotopes, they would...deny, and faith-based deny, and, deny.... But that's not the point.

The point is reality. Thank you for the realism. This is the King of human-caused disasters. Royalty of extinction. Thank you for speaking up so well, even if "too late" is the situation....

Karen Norman said...

AGENDA 21 become informed. The deliberate depopulation of the earth by the global corporate criminal cabal


Anonymous said...

It's George W. Bush's fault

Susanna Spottedcorn said...

I love the creatures of the ocean like I love my newborn daughter God Creator help mother earth when one suffers we all suffer

Anonymous said...

It's George W. Bush's fault
October 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM
Actually you're right. Add to the list of who's fault; daddy Bush, the Obama's, the Clinton's and their hidden masters who are controlling the puppets.

Anonymous said...

We need to unite as a people, the world over. We need to take back what is OURS: The World! Peaceful Rebellion is our only chance. Clear out these 'Social Elite' then we can clean up our world and be rid of the parasites ruining it! Peace B|

Hide Behind said...

WHY after watching how corrupt and sloppily run Fukishima and even after snipits come out about the criminality of TEPCO Management in consort with bribed inspectors and governnment officials does no one stop to ask:
"Is this radiation that we detect only from after the tsunami hit?"
Since tsunami hit hundreds of examples of if not outright criminal; " A firm well known to be part of Japanese YAKUSA criminal group had the removal contract for rendering waste and has admitted to dumping liquid waste for years into a nearby stream and this onl after outside reporters caught them dumping the waste aters for Over 1 year after tsunami.
The monitoring records of steam from all TEPCO facilitys is almost non existent.
Puget Sound which while not ever pristine waters , has to do with tidal flows and times of replacement. Was oncecl an as to heavy metals etc but since real monitoring began in Late 1960's early 70's it has been turned into a chemical and biological dearh trap for fish sea birdsand water dwelling mammals.
HELL SIMPSON Timber mills in Shelton was dumping millions of gallons of chemicals into the sound that they knew were cancer causing agents. It was a wood preservat I've that caused them a multi million dollar loss as a town sued them for contamination in the 70s when they knew already its deadly effects.
There is a lotmore than fish pollution and how Simpson got away with killing its employees by that chemical is a terrible story.
How bad is Puget Sound and lands rivers along its waters? When the salmon started to die off and all the smolts developed sores; cancerous lesions but cannot have feds and state call em what they are; they wanted to dredge the rivers and clean the wTerwaus.

So much so that without Nuke regulatory agency, local politicos and huge screaming from Bremerton and navys Trident nuke sub base and Mc Chord Ft Lewis and stupidiyy andb yuppy seattle ass kissing greenies; the earth was so poisonous itshould of all been sent to a rendering HAzma plant a Hanford Reach nuke site.
Hell in Late 70- 90's we smokers in WA state paid 5 cents a pack tax that was supposed to clean Sound.
It pays for vacations for greenies to study not clean up but how much worse the fn place is each year.
Seattle people do not want to admi they killed the sound abd each day jus make it worse.
It is all about how visual it is forget how hazardous it is to eat fish laden with arsnic zinc mercury and other junk or that algae blooms sicken people every year.
Yes we hav nuke poisoning but unlike the Sounds Waters tha are glacially deep cold the people that live along its banks and yupp islanders have no real depth to them.
It is all about appeaances and letting someone else pay to clean up after them.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what people expect, with the non-existent MSM we have controlling a large majority of low information people.

Probably will never change either, there is just too many idiot's running around.
They know that.

Chey Barnes said...

Over all I must say, we have been VERY blessed that it was only caesium-137, Iodine 131, Tellurium 129, Strontium 90 and plutonium that was released. Other radioactive isotopes that could have been discharged such as carbon 14 have a half-life of 5,730 years, and are deadly for tens of thousands of years. Aren’t we citizens of the world so lucky?
Furthermore, if the radioactive rods in Fukushima were to come within contact of each other, an open air fusion reaction could result resulting in the entire northern hemisphere being evacuated and the whole of Japan being deemed uninhabitable. And that’s just one nuclear power site, Fukushima is just a miniscule fraction compared to the amount of uranium being used worldwide.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck Fukushima Prefecture in Japan early morning on Friday September 19th 2013, and a 7.1 tremor that caused a minor tsunami hit the Japanese coast on October 26th 2013.

Ok I’m going to state the obvious here– WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!– Nuclear power is beyond obsolete and far more deadly than we should ever consider tinkering with. The main purpose of introducing nuclear power, and all the nuclear reactors that now proliferate our planet, was to stockpile bombs. WELL GUESS WHAT? We have enough bombs now!!
In light of the fact that earthquakes are increasing on this planet at an unprecedented rate, even simple solutions, such as harnessing the hydro power of the tides, wind and solar power are far preferable to the ever present danger and potential looming disaster that nuclear power represents. Not to mention all the suppressed Tesla technologies that we discovered over 100 years ago, and technologies designed to harness the energy of the earth’s magnetic field –all of these are preferable to horrific nukes.
Here in the U.S., there are two nuclear power plants in Ohio – Davis-Bessie & North Perry, Hello? BOTH are “LEAKING”!!! And… Davis-Bessie is right next to Cedar Pont Amusement Park. That’s so brilliant. Oh and by the way, Japan built their reactors on a fault line. Wow! How intelligent can you get??
Just how many worldwide reactors are built on fault lines? The World Nuclear Association estimates that 20 percent of nuclear reactors worldwide operate in areas vulnerable to earthquakes.
Here in the United States, several nuclear reactors in California and New York are located on or near known faults. Two reactors at Diablo Canyon are 3 miles from the Hosgri Fault line and about half a mile from an offshore fault line.
Two reactors at San Onofre (next to Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and San Diego, CA) are located just 5 miles from the Newport-Inglewood-Rose Canyon fault.
Two reactors at the Indian Point, NY nuclear power plant are one mile from a recently-discovered intersection of two active fault lines. Close to 10 million people live within 25 miles of the Indian Point facility.
Comforting isn’t it?
When are the people of this world going to speak up and demand an end to nuclear proliferation? What’s it going to take, total annihilation!??
I never thought that I would see the day where I felt safer eating a conventionally grown piece of fruit from South America – known for heavily spraying pesticides that are banned in the United States, than I would an organically grown piece of California produce. Sad but true.
Recommended reading: Take a look at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) or Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and see what they have to say about Japan. “They” and by default “us” are truly screwed.

Josh said...

I consider these things carefully, but the more we do to get expert opinions in the appropriate fields, the better. I'm not one who's big on international action, but in this case I think it's necessary to avoid the biggest disaster in history. Thank you for speaking out, let's think about the right people to contact to get some action in motion.

Josh said...

PS - there are also the formerly rarely sighted oarfish, of which two have washed up dead on California beaches. The first time one was caught on video was last year, I think? Before that they were rarely seen, now we have two on shore??

Renard Moreau said...

[ Smiles ] There is a chance that Fukushima might have something to do with it.

Another factor is, that it could a pollutant from a nearby state or a country that is close by.

not delighted said...

sorry Josh...but to say avoid the biggest disaster in history...you are misinformed...it is the biggest disaster in history ...look it up. Just no one seems to want to talk about it....maybe if we ignore it it will go away...what do you think? According to Helen Caldicott, there is nothing to be done now...yes, maybe in a couple of more years they will have figured out how to contain one issue...how about the 100's of others that could occur at any moment. I am sorry, but this is a global catastrophe...and I don't really understand how people aren't getting that. It is a global responsibility to try to fix the mess too...not up to a utility company to sort it out...but who wants to get their hands dirty...no one gets paid enough for that that knows what they are getting themselves into. But like the Japanese gov is saying...smile, happy people aren't affected by radiation...

Chuck Moon said...

Why are these things happening? And isn't anyone of any authority do anything about it?
I agree that there are PTB that want a high mortality rate in order to conform to the Georgia Stones standard, but that doesn't excuse the global silence. There are some events and some stories that push beyond the MSM ability to control them, especially disasters.
I think another answer is simply that they are scared to death not knowing what to do. Thus, they carry on, and so the IOC gives Japan an Olympic stage--one that we now know is already completely contaminated with radiation--in the hopes that we can carry on, chin up, and remain oblivious to the collapsing world around us.
And the Bible says what?

7 When the first angel blew his trumpet, hail and fire were mixed with blood, and were thrown on the earth. One-third of the earth was burned up, one-third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

8 When the second angel blew his trumpet, something like a huge mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea. One-third of the sea turned into blood, 9 one-third of the creatures that were living in the sea died, and one-third of the ships were destroyed.

10 When the third angel blew his trumpet, a huge star flaming like a torch fell from the sky. It fell on one-third of the rivers and on the springs. 11 That star was named Wormwood. One-third of the water turned into wormwood, and many people died from this water because it had turned bitter.

12 When the fourth angel blew his trumpet, one-third of the sun, one-third of the moon, and one-third of the stars were struck so that one-third of them turned dark. There was no light for one-third of the day and one-third of the night.

13 I saw an eagle flying overhead, and I heard it say in a loud voice, “Catastrophe, catastrophe, catastrophe for those living on earth, because of the remaining trumpet blasts which the three angels are about to blow.”

Rev 8:7-13 (GW)

Anonymous said...

Bottom line, it happened... Now what can we do about it?

Anonymous said...

Many including myself think that the seismic event that caused the tsunami was created by HAARP.
Like Haiti, some locals heard a 'boom' off the coast.
If this and the vaccine stories don't convince that TPTB are a luciferian cabal, then I don't know what will.
They say there are no athiests in fox holes.
However, the elite have huge underground cities that we paid for.
It is time for a level of civil engagement the world has never seen.
What's the worst thing that can happen, we die?
We will die if we do nothing, at least we will die with our dignity.

Besides rumor has it they're nice on the other side.

Anonymous said...

Fukushima may very well be the cause, or a huge addition to the cause. But while studying its effects, lets not allow this disaster to distract us from the fact that we have been living lives which have been destroying our oceans exponentially since well before Fukushima. Fukushima or no Fukushima, we have all fucked things up enough already. Getting distracted by wheather or not it is now Fukushima killing ocean life could pull efforts away from us changing our everyday activities which are constantly harming the oceans ecosystems.

Barry Davis said...

Hi all:
If I missed it above, I apologize. The US Navy, about 6 to 10 months ago, was asking permission to kill 50,000 to 80,000 Sea Animals. The Area to be affected was Southern California to Washington State overlapping into British Columbia just a bit.
The Navy was to do a lot of undersea blasting and sound Wave experiments. I wonder how many Animals hearing will be affected but not kill the Animal. It pisses
me off Royally that the Animals have to take the crap that likely should not be allowed in the first place. Since Obama has been around, the whole World seams to
be headed for collapse.

JCII said...

Israelis were working "security" at fukushima and infected the computers with stuxnet. Hint israelis also worked "security" at the wtc and ALL of the 9/11 airports, the Boston bombing hoax (the 2 patsies still had their backpacks after the "bombing" and the bomb bag didn't match their bags anyway, altho it did happen to be an exact match to a gov agent/merc that didn't have his backpack anymore after the flash bangs went off)

JCII said...

There was also an emp burst recorded just before the tsunami matching exactly a nuke signature. They knew the radiation would be hidden by the fukushima releases.
Same as the bp deliberate eco-terrorism & chemical warfare on the GOM & it's residents fukushima was as deliberate as it can get and a multiple worse than we're being told....

JCII said...

Plus- how many know that radiation readings went up across America before any effects of fukushima could even reach the west coast.
Can you say chemtrailed radioactives?
They also chemtrailed corexit over land after the bp deliberate eco-terrorism.

Anonymous said...

...and to shallow to occur naturally
what does an emp burst with a nuke signature and a huge asteroid have in common?
plausible deniability


Next week or there-about, they'll be removing plutonium rods from the damaged containment pool at reactor #4. If not done perfectly, there will be a chain reaction, the equivalent of 15,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs. Sorry, but I have little faith in Tepco or the Japanese government. Mistakes and lies have become their trademark. This could be their last lie; last failure. Like Helen Caldicott says, "Fukushima is an extinction event."

Anonymous said...

Don't overlook history. The Pacific Ocean has been in deep trouble since long before the earthquake in Japan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch

Mark McCandlish said...

Cesium 137 has a half-life of 30 years. That means it decays at a much faster rate than say another isotope with a half-life of 250,000 years. Anything with a half-life of 70-75 years is absolutely lethal to life. Cesium is one of three metals that is in liquid form at room temperature and it is reactive with sea water because it will break down into salts. All of this makes it very deadly for an ocean environment.

It's too late to lament the bribes and corruption that TEPCO may or may not have employed to cut corners and squeak past Japanese Nuclear regulations. What is important now is stemming the flow of 300 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific every day!

There's a stream coming out of the nearby mountains that flows beside the site. If a wall (any kind of wall-- ice or rock) is built without rerouting that stream water, the site will be inundated with enough water to undermine the foundations of the reactor site. If (more likely when) another big quake hits, the ground will liquify and the site will collapse, causing far more disastrous results than just contaminated water.

So- the first step is to reroute the stream. Second, recirculate the water on site for cooling, so outflow to the Pacific ocean is minimized. Then build a wall to contain the site. And then, once the site is stabilized, bury the whole damn place with cement mixed with powdered lead to shield the surrounding areas.

Ben said...

1535 nuke rods need to be moved by hand in Fukushima. PM Abe, US House/Senate, Nuke Loving & Corporate Lobbyists should volunteer to move them all.


Anonymous said...

Absurd, paranoid thought.

Anonymous said...

Guess that's why you got Obama care ....careing for the ill and dying ...

Anonymous said...

Is there any photographic evidence at this point or is it all just hear say?
I know Fukushima is a huge disaster.....however just wondering if anyone, anywhere has put together a photo log.

kyle miller said...


Anonymous said...

What do you mean..."could it be Fukushima?" What else would it be? Do people really believe there is no consequence to dumping that much radiation into the ocean?

Hide Behind said...

Carefull of the extra hype on remmoval of the rods. Damn lot of very powerfull propaganda techniques that are pure US psy expertice.
It is far short of being an almost impossible task, very doable if thry can gind e nnough Kamakasie martyrs and fruitcakes that want family to live well after they are gone.
Also for saving nuke industry..

There is a danger true but removal of such rods is part of operations in operating plants.
By hand does not mean manualy grabbing by human hands.
I do not believe there is any protective gear that would allow such touching without death being immenent.
The crane is inoperable but another crane system could to be emplaced.
The building is damaged and actually has a very slight degrees of tilt which is one very big problem and it is sinking.
Removal of debris also needs to be done gradually.
Questionable is if they are not broken and not already tpuching but waters keeping it cool, thrre eete heavy, very heavy spikes when even slight volumes of water fell off.
Best bet is to give 600 people training and all the pleasures for 60 days and have them then kiss each others ass good by and go to work.

Mark Allan said...

Hey mister anonymous conspircy theorist. Instead of blaming governments and all of humanity why don't you take your millions and go get a team and start helping out cleaning it up of you want something done about it. Sitting and complaining is easy. Get your ass out there and do something about it. Cause i know I'm doing my part by doing that.

Anonymous said...

This is laughable. Do people actually listen to this? "Just asking the question?" Nowhere is science offered in this. Trying to link radiation levels with sea lion and starfish deaths? Here's an idea. Test for it. Offer something intelligent instead of inciting fear with ridiculous correlations.

Mark Allan said...

Hey mister anonymous conspircy theorist. Instead of blaming governments and people around the world. Why don't you take some of your millions, fund a crew, go out there and start helping to clean it up. Its easy to sit around blaming other people. Get off your ass and do something about it. Cause I know I am doing my part to help out. And if you don't have millions cause your broke then go out, start a biz, make $ and go out impact some lives and change the world.

lange said...


Please see:


Thanks, Lange

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

putting things into perspective: swimming in nuclear spent fuel pools

Anonymous said...

here is a net of citizens with geiger counters counting levels all over the USA, run out of Embry Riddle University: http://radiationnetwork.com/

edwardmd said...

Good article on Fukushima and Follow-Up. Thanks for your efforts. FUKUshIMA: Seven Waves, Away… Abandon Ship http://edwardmd.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/fukushima-seven-waves-away/

Jeremy Electronic said...

It's hard to say what the long term result of this increase in the background radiation levels of such a large area, and I think it definitely warrants discussing, but blogging such uninformed opinions doesn't help any of us.

Starfish are carbonaceous creatures and thus extremely sensitive to changes in pH... it's very far fetched to correlate their disintegration (which happens in exactly the way described when subjected to incorrect pH; you could read an aquarium forum to find that out) with nuclear radiation.

Just because these scientists you're quoting don't provide an answer doesn't mean that there's causation here.

emma.j said...

From memory, The indigenous people of Australia have their Rainbow Serpent, the source of all creation in their culture, painted on rocks above one of the richest sources of uranium in the world. They knew its raw power thousands and thousands of years ago. And us? Well we dig it up, sell it, and put our blinkers on. The machine of commerce more important than all else, yet we will all suffer at our own hands eventually.

Anonymous said...

We I am about to let out a little know fact about Fukushima. Why do you think America is keeping quiet on this? There was an email going around the Australian army about how America shot a missile at Fukushima in retaliation for them supplying Iran with band goods. Just a bit of food for thought.

Anonymous said...

the link used in reference to these statements:
"Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast"
does not support that statement. The samples were taken "from off Hokkaido to Guam between January and February 2012."
It's very frustrating to get the real scoop. "Detectable" doesn't mean a thing with modern low detection limits. What's background, what harmful, and what are the current concentrations? ... these are difficult pieces of information to find...

Anonymous said...

The only way to win is not to play. Meaning if your on a side, then your the problem. Because we're all supposed to be in the center not sitting on the side acting like we're the center of the universe. Your the reason the wheel isn't turning. Because your told that if your in the center it'll ruin everything. Because if actually function then they can't tell you what to think. What spider web are you currently stuck it? Politics? Religion? TV? NEWS? You can't escape until your willing to get off the side and become part of the center which is forward progress. We all can sit here not moving or we can do what the universe does, and that's rotate around the center so all bodies can move forward.

Anonymous said...

Giger counters can't pick up cesium. Unless your already dead.

Anonymous said...

Datana showed herself. She is in the Ocean right now and google earth showed her. You just don't understand what 101 means and that's left you blind. And we all think Gods aren't real? All the problems your seeing? It's nature communicating. If your not willing to listen to them? You won't notice because you'll be too busy looking down.

Anonymous said...

Every 1 should hear hear this! it'll wake u up!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If I included the phrase,

"Is it really so unreasonable to wonder if"

and then complete the sentence with any zero evidence based theory, what exactly do "some" people fixate on?

conspiracy and unreasonable assumptions! plain and simple.

there are so many holes in this article and the fantastic "facts" and pseudo examples used by respondents in the comments section, only is a healthy reminder to be, a skeptic, a realist, a fact finder, that most people around the world behave irrationally and absent of sound mind and reason.

at the very least, the author here presents certain facts, but then links without any bonafide evidence that a nuclear disaster has any real scientific measurable basis to make that link.

this is more than just misleading..what it does is fuels a growing number (a majority, I would presume), that does not actually engage themselves into science..but more into the speculative reality tv type of fear driven, fact less, undisciplined ship of fools.

btw..cesium 137 and approximately 140 other radioactive isotopes can be found in the ocean naturally..and further, tests across a very broad region and span of time going back as far as the first nuclear detonation testings in the pacific and other areas, show proof positive that it is not only possible to identify the exact and specific radioactive material from any nuclear blast, release...with an exacting method akin to dna analysis.

in short, what this author has done, is left out of his article, the evidence that ANY of the radioactive material found in organic matter, fish included, was shown to be from ANY source...where we know there are MANY!

the entire artiicle lack credibility as a consequence...and that is actually doing more harm than good.

a good journalist, would, and should, provide credible evidence scientifically demonstrated and repeatable standards when making such claims.

but then, he knew that..
which is why he used the ambiguous
"Is it really so unreasonable to wonder if"..

now don't all of you feel more than just a little stupid?

if you want to make a difference in the world, my advice is to stick to what you know...the facts..find them..then you can make a reasoned argument.

the garbage in garbage out effect in this article and many like it in this website and many others, suffer from a lack of serious reporting.

what is worse than an uninformed society?

I tell you, it is one that believes it is informed, and wastes alot of human capital on issues that deserve honest scientific methods, but chooses to go that route.

you are all conspiracy nuts..!

get real, and that is no cliche'!

if you want to make a difference, a real difference, spouting off about serious subjects only makes your arguments, which may be very genuine at the end of the day, but with no real science and credible measures to back them up, mostly ignored by the real agents of change!

become an agent of change!

Anonymous said...

read JC11 comments above

ammodad said...

I think it has more to do with the massive earthquakes our mother earth is making than something man made like a nuclear plant. Big things are afoot at the circle K

Anonymous said...

Could it be Fukushima? Are you really that stupid to ask!

Dia Ames said...

It's not just what lives in the ocean that is dying...we had an extreme sea bird kill off as well and it hasn't even made the news...the high tides are bringing an alarming number of dead sea birds. I posted about it and got a lot of flack from someone in Ottawa who has connections to the Salish fishing industry. I was shocked by being called an f*n b*tch for posting credible current articles. The folks who are bashing and trying to hide what's going on should be the people screaming the loudest.

Italics Mine said...

Whatever it is, it's definately not from anything nuclear because we were always told that nuclear energy is perfectly safe or something.

Anonymous said...

Good Article. Let me know when someone writes the one about what to do about it.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if the author supported their claim with evidence, particularly that derived from peer-reviewed scientific studies, rather than media reports and anecdotal evidence.

For example, in their list of evidence associated with the article they state that "Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.", but their link takes you to a media report about Fisheries and Oceans Canada investigating a potential viral cause of bleeding in herring (one species of fish - and the affected fish were caught in one tow near Sointula, BC).
They also claim that "Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low. Many are blaming Fukushima." The link associated with this claim takes you to a media report about sockeye salmon (one of the 6 species in BC waters) in Lake Babich near Terrace. This is only one of the stocks (breeding populations of a fish species) that exist in the Skeena River and only one of the cycle lines (sockeye spawn every 4 years, so there tend to be strong and weak years - for e.g. in 2014 the Fraser River should have a large run of sockeye salmon because the large cycle for the Adams River will return) for this stock. Consider also that the Fraser River sockeye salmon populations have been in decline for many years prior to the Fukushima disaster. Recall the Cohen Commission, where a judge spent 3 years and $26 million looking for reasons for the collapse (the final report was released in 2012 - http://www.cohencommission.ca/en/FinalReport/).

1) Fisher et al. 2013. Evaluation of radiation doses and associated risk from the Fukushima nuclear accident to marine biota and human consumers of seafood. Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences. (http://www.pnas.org/.../early/2013/05/30/1221834110.short)
"We showed that doses in all cases were dominated by the naturally occurring alpha-emitter 210Po and that Fukushima-derived doses were three to four orders of magnitude below 210Po-derived doses. Such doses are comparable to, or less than, the dose all humans routinely obtain from naturally occurring radionuclides in many food items, medical treatments, air travel, or other background sources."

2) Wada et al. 2013. Effects of the nuclear disaster on marine products in Fukushima. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 124: 246-254. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/.../pii/S0265931X13001331)
"Radioactive Cs concentrations decreased quickly or were below detection limits in pelagic fishes and some invertebrates, and decreased constantly in seaweed, surf clams, and other organisms. However, in some coastal demersal fishes, the declining trend was much more gradual, and concentrations above the regulatory limit have been detected frequently, indicating continued uptake of radioactive Cs through the benthic food web." - This is for marine life in the Fukushima area.

3) Tuo et al. 2013. Radioactivity analysis following the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 78: 77-81. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/.../pii/S0969804313001875)
" No 131I was detected in milk, drinking water, seawater or marine biota samples."

4) Madigan et al. 2013. Radiocesium in Pacific Bluefin Tuna Thunnus orientalis in 2012 Validates New Tracer Technique. Environmental Science and Technology, 47:2287-2294. (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es4002423)
" Radiocesium concentrations in 2012 PBFT were less than half those from 2011 and well below safety guidelines for public health."

Dia Ames said...

the only accessible article you listed is from 2012 and not current to the last test results of 08/29/2013. Also the information on the sea lion die off and sea bird die off is still under investigation. It is becoming more and more apparent that information is disappearing as it surfaces.

bruton850 said...

All Things are born, grow old and die. Uranium dominates all matter. It is born in super novas and it is a dominant force in consciousness. We get our understanding of the elemental makeup of the universe by bombarding radioactive isotopes cooled down to close to absolute zero with radiant energy from our target light source. You who are reading this. Study the knowledge of the folks who live around Chernobyl. We must live with Fukushima and many generations after us must do the same. Radioactive particulates ar a part of our life now.

Anonymous said...

How can you blame a Hugh earthquake on anyone!!! Remarks like yours makes me very upset. But you CAN blame the UN for not forcing Japan to both close down this plant and pay for contaminating our ocean's water without any care of what they are doing to sea life and the human race. You like a lot of people like to spout off their mouths but you don't complain to the right people. Pick up the phone and call your Congressman, demand that the UN take action.

Anonymous said...

Amen!!! You speak volumes here. I've always thought nuclear power was beyond dangerous to human life. I haven't trusted our food supply for years. I have had my own organic garden since I was 23 years old. I am now 61. I make my own compost and use no pesticides. I've also noticed a BIG change in the flavor of meat bought in our grocery stores. I refuse to buy vegetables and fruits that are ripened off the vine - trees. Messing with nature is only asking for trouble. I tell people all the time...the ONLY way to make REAL change is through calling your Congressmen and the other way is through your vote!!!

Anonymous said...

I took photos of the bird kill and i hope everyone along the coast is photographing what they are witnessing...i fear our photos will be the only trail of how this all turns out, since the government seems to keep losing things and simply trolling our pages with crap from 2011-2012.

Anonymous said...

I wonder also about Chem Trails changing the pH of the water and who knows what else is being sprayed and ROSALIND PEDERSEN has been on News With Views and Alex Jones Infowars and said that the US NAVY is being allowed to kill a lot of sea life and on Alex Jones, it was mentioned that the US Air Force was killing manatees and wrecking their nurseries, yes they're on the SE coast, but it's still worth mentioning.

Julia Pederson said...

I have concerns about the coral reefs and have heard that they are also dying off at an alarming rate... I have a feeling that with the new events of the 4 cores are in the earth and unreachable that radiation is much much worse than we are being told. Anyone else feel that the ocean life will mostly be extinct in the next few years? If not than at least be so toxic that we can not set foot in are ocean without concern? I recently got a couple saltwater tanks and am starting reefs and collecting rare fish for the thought is this maybe the way to keep a piece of the ocean... I feel that there should be an effort to help save are marine life and drastic measures should be taken by ALL governments to at least relocate to aquariums the specimens that are endangered and critical in are oceans already. ????Anyone agree????

Dia Ames said...

I think we are looking at another 137 days until we will be told not to eat from the pacific coastal catch of the north america currents

Anonymous said...

do take into consideration, oil spills, garbage pollution, pole shifts, and global warming... im not saying its not fufushima, im just saying there are many variables to consider...

Anonymous said...

“the ocean environment” or fill in the blanks
in response to:
When I wrote my last article about Fukushima, I got a lot of heat for being “alarmist” and for supposedly “scaring” people unnecessarily.

My sentiments exactly.... not because I don’t want to know, I do my own extensive research and have tested Northern California seaweeds for 3 years.

And what purpose does inaccuracy serve?

You wrote,
“Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.”
West Coast of where?

ACTUALLY: The researchers collected plankton at 10 points in the Pacific from off Hokkaido to Guam between January and February 2012. Flight distances show L.A. to Guam is about 6,000 miles or 10,000 km. Seattle to Guam is 5699.4 Miles or 4949.4 Nautical Miles and 9172.3 Kilometers.

You wrote,
“Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…”
• 73 percent of mackerel tested
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish
Some of the fish were caught in Japanese coastal waters. Other catches were made hundreds of kilometres away in the open ocean. There, the fish also can be caught by fishers from dozens of other nations who fish in the waters of the Pacific.

ACTUALLY it was January 2012 for fish caught in November 2011
The Montreal Gazette analyzed the Japanese fisheries data for 22 seafood species that Japan has exported to Canada in recent years. Some cesium was found in 16 of these 22 species in November 2011, the last full month for which data were available.
Cesium was especially prevalent in certain of the species:
• percentages by species accurate but,

JAPAN’S EEZ - EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE IS 200 nautical miles or 370 kilometers. No else fishes those waters upheld by international law.

As to the starfish, and pinniped die-offs, in every case (species), “huge never before seen population increases” were observed for each species 2-4 years previously, and this includes the Sea Lion populations at the Channel Islands.

Killer Dolphins
The full article on resident Orcas, which are actually Dolphins, shows years of declining numbers for resident coastal populations and an increase in transient killer whale populations over the last 25 years and no mention of radiation.... “the ocean environment”.

The Skeena sockeye miseries are also locally more often attributed to “impacts from fish farming pens offshore”. Alexandra Morton's been researching yellow salmon in the Pacific northwest and many other locations since at least 2008; a main focus of her work is demonstrating how the European ISA virus that makes salmon yellow (and produces "congestion and enlargement of liver and spleen", as noted in Chilean farmed salmon in November 2007) may in fact have spread to our Pacific salmon. Although yellow salmon in the Pacific northwest have predated Fukushima by at least 3 years, there seem to be a whole lot of them this year.

The “bluefin” suffered from bio-concentration not bio-accumulation.

Who's eating farmed fish?
Mariculture - farmed fish (carnivorous) are fed 4 lbs of wild caught ocean protein for every 1 lb they produce for market. Where is the wild catch caught?

What about fish meal based fertilizers to grow your gardens?
Everyone is waiting for the next animated model simulation of doom by plume.

There is a lot of misinformation out there.
We see the world not as it is, but as we are.

Tomas DiFiore, Mendocino

ShillBullshit007 said...

Hey ho its not 300 tons its more like 10000 tons see video fukushima v niagra falls the pacific et al is doomed n yeh they dont want to know

Brandy Dennis said...

Your a fool if you believe your world so democratic! Our leaders are not dumb, they choose not to ac! The only way we may even have a sliver of hope of coming away from this intact would be for the entire world to spare no expense, get all the brightest minds together, and find one solution... But considering we're too busy with waging war and drilling for oil, we know that won't happen. Look after yourself and move south of the equator

Anonymous said...

Possible BP Mexico Gulf Oil Spill Corexit and Fukushima Radiation flowing in the oceans and 7 seas will kill all marine life.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy Electronics posted that low pH levels are possibly killing off the Starfish. I agree. But this is a result of Fukushima.

There is Physical Confirmation as Northwestern Pacific Waters have turned acidic. That IS what is killing off the Sea Stars. Waters turn Acidic upon a lack of the (OH)-.ion

The chemical Formula for Water is known by many as H2O. While that is true it is also known as H+(OH)-. When there is not enough Oxygen then there is a lack of (OH)- ions as it takes Oxygen to create that. Thus there is an abundance of H+ anions and the Water becomes Acidic. The H+ combines with the Calcium Carbonates in suspension as well as attack the exoskeletons of Oceanic Life..

Acid-Base Reactions in Solution is taught extensively in the First Semester of any competent and accredited University Chemistry Course. It is Second Semester University Biology which covers Ocean Ecology.

Since it is the Plankton that is responsible for producing the Oxygen in the Oceans, through Photosynthesis, we can strongly infer that they are being killed off in Massive Numbers. What is killing them off in Massive Numbers? Can they be cooked as they pass through the Radioactive Pollutant as they pass close by Fukushima where the Intensity of the Radiation is sufficient to cause fatal mutations in cellular reproduction? (Those are rhetorical questions.)

Fukushima is continuously poisoning the Pacific as the Radioactive Pollutants are dumped into the Ocean. Fresh Plankton are being directed to the Kill Zone by the Ocean Currents.

Think about the Ocean Current as the Trains leading into Auschwitz and Dachau...for Plankton

It is like a Conveyor Belt. It is killing off the Plankton so the Oceans are DYING....from lack of the Plankton as being depleted as the Food at the Bottom of the Food Chain...as well as the Plankton NOT regenerating the Oxygen in the Ocean Water through Photosynthesis...thus depleting the Oxygen which transpires from the Oceans into the Earth's Atmosphere.

It is NOT the Radiation that is going to kill you. But the Radiation will kill off the Plankton.

You are going to slowly suffocate as a result of Oxygen Depletion in the Earth's Atmosphere.

I do not believe that the Elites did this on purpose. We all breathe the same air. Their atmosphere will be just as depleted of Oxygen as our atmosphere, regardless if they are in their underground cities. We happen to occupy the same Planet.

They'd be very stupid to have intentionally pulled this stunt off. If they did then they just signed their own Death Warrants. I just do not believe that they are that damned stupid. Certainly they know people whom took and understand University Chemistry and University Biology Coursework. Certainly they know people that have some foresight in predicting the consequences of killing off the Oceans.

But, then again, perhaps they are that stupid and myopic. They needed to watch Soylent Green before screwing up the Oceans. Of course they deserve their death and extinction if they are that stupid.

But slow suffocation will be rather painless. Just do not make any long term plans as we will not be here much longer.

MCA said...


That should answer your question by a professional in the field who specifically looked into this.

Anonymous said...

Funny how someone who is anonymous claims it is all a conspiracy. He quotes the Academy of Science ( supported in part by two Nuclear giants) Then he gets specific as far as species of fish without understanding one needs to evaluate the macro picture. I will also posy anonymously. I have 38 years in the Nuclear Industry and we are frightened beyond belief by various elements of the disaster. We expect Unit 4 to go, and we are mad as hell that TEPCO continues to be in charge of this circus. Yes, there is very deleterious danger to all sea life near the west coast. 134 species of fish are showing abnormalities. This is in direct causation to the debris hitting the shores. In short, none of us will consume fish from the Pacific, nor do we sunbathe near the Pacific. I am personally ashamed to say I spent my life in the service of thugs.

enquiring minds said...

A 3000 mile dead zone and increasing,in the interest of self preservation of our children and our childrens children, fukashima and tepco should be nuked of the face of the planet,full stop.

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Anonymous said...

I know it is too late to even think about it, but (to those who are versed on nuclear meltdowns) could much of the damage to the ocean have been prevented by encasing in concrete? I vaguely remember hearing that japan did not want to do that because they didnt want to permanently destroy their reactor. Makes no sense to allow one country to upset the ecological balance of the entire planet!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the unbiased collection of material and reasonable thinking. This was not "alarmist" this was a rational look at reality and what we should be asking. Environmental Sciences was one of my favorite subjects. The absolute most definitive information in this, is the study on plankton. If its in the plankton its in everything. The damage already done is horrible but it won't stop for a couple more years at least is horrifying.

Anonymous said...

Duh...let's see, what's changed...Fukushima...idiots! Duh.....

Graham1973 said...

They will never admit any 1 cause. This is truly part of the sign that the 2nd coming of Christ is very nearly upon us!! Read Revelation, it's all there!!

Jadmix said...

This is simply prophesy taking place right in front of your spiritually blind eyes!

Anonymous said...

The ocean weights 1.37x10 to the power of 21 or 1000 trillion kg. With that mass of water, I'd say that the Fucashima spill is like adding about one drop of water a day into 12 Olympic sized swimming pools combined a day Also, the path of the radiated water shown in graphs does not match the main current of the Pacific ocean. Just more fear mongering trying to get people upset!

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