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SEATTLE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Scores of ring seals have washed up on Alaska's Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease marked by bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the animals' fur coats.
"This is the first dedicated ocean acidification mooring to be deployed in a high latitude coastal sea," said Jeremy Mathis, principal investigator for the project and an assistant professor of chemical oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "Other moorings have been deployed with ocean acidification sensors, but this is the first complete package in Alaska."
Originally posted by zroth
Let's not push all the blame to Japan.
BP ruined the oceans as well and all of those toxins would have traveled the global waterways by now.
Before them it was Exxon.
This is sad indeed.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Thanks for the thread on this. The timing is right and the location is right for the first signs of the true effects to begin. I'd say its starting...and this is one time I would have given everything I have and everything I am to have been wrong. I think every one of us who looked down this rabbit hole and came out fundamentally changed from it...really hoped we were wrong about it.
Here we go........
Originally posted by SerialLurker
I blame the tsunami, not Japan. There are plenty of nuclear power plants around the world. Not all the have the misfortune of falling prey to a natural disaster.