It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

In warming ocean, record number of seals and sea lions sicken and starve

page: 1
1

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 11:01 PM
link   

SAUSALITO, Calif. _ They are brought in with all sorts of problems: lockjaw, poisoning, cancer and even bullet wounds from fishermen. But most of the record number of seals and sea lions washing up on California's shores and being brought to a regional rescue center are starving.

Unprecedented warm waters off the Pacific coast over the past two years have led fish that marine mammals feed on to move to colder waters — making it difficult for seals and sea lions to nourish themselves, let alone feed their pups. With the current El Niño weather event expected to continue bringing warm water over the rest of the winter, this slow-motion catastrophe is likely to continue.
In warming ocean, record number of seals and sea lions sicken and starve


It can be attributed to El Niño apparently. I wonder what the official line will be a year from now if the news discussed above is still going on? Will the "r word" (radiation) ever be mentioned in such articles? Time will tell.

Is there a legitimate scientific rationale for being concerned that Fukushima radiation could be contributing to what's described above?

Record levels of Fukushima radiation detected off West Coast

That thread reports the results of a scientific study by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. However, some posters wanted to call a scientific study "fearmongering." Science is not fearmongering.

In years to come the causes should become obvious.




posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 12:12 AM
link   
a reply to: Profusion

If radiation from Fukushima were to heathen the pacific ocean, the water of Fukushima would be boiling, as that is not the case, the radiation is not the cause.

I don't even think that radiation can heat the ocean, and also the radiation even though high is a drop in the pacific ocean.

So El Niño is the cause probably in combination with Global warming.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 01:32 AM
link   
It's all part of Mother Nature's cycle. Ecological systems fluctuate. They are also effective in controlling over populations of some species that can sometimes become too abundant. It's sad to see it happen but it is what it is. El Nino is also bringing the water that the many areas so desperately needs. The native Chinook Salmon have been having a terrible time as well in the past couple of year, struggling to populate because of the warm water. www.latimes.com...

But you can also read about this in this link regarding the El Nino bringing back the life to the rivers.
www.latimes.com...



 
1

log in

join