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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.
While reports keep rolling in, the official total stands at 130 dead ring seals washing up in the Bering Strait. Found with bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the eyes and nose, and patchy hair loss on the animals’ fur coat, these coincide perfectly with the symptoms of radiation poisoning for both humans and other animals. According to Medline Plus, some key symptoms of radiation sickness are:
Hair loss (seen on the fur coats of the animals)
Open sores on the skin (found on the hind flippers)
Skin burns such as redness and blistering (seen around the eyes and nose)
Confusion Inflammation of exposed areas
Seal Symptoms Perfectly Match Radiation Sickness Indicators According to the reports,
the animals are known to have suffered from many of these key symptoms, with ongoing research examining the bodies of the seals for further indications. It should be no surprise that Fukushima radiation is killing animals in the Pacific, as peer-reviewed research has already linked Fukushima radiation to the deaths of over 14,000 humans. In fact, 130 seal deaths is most likely only the beginning. It will surely not be long before an increased death toll is reported not only for ring seals, but other creatures dwelling in the Pacific and near the Fukushima disaster as well.
Even after the results are ready, however, it is important to ask the question as to whether or not the public will be kept in the dark regarding the true significance of this finding.
Originally posted by openminded2011
reply to post by descendedstar
my daughter started having thyroid problems in September. I try not to think it could be connected but I worry that it is.
Why didn't they make this the first thing they tested for, to rule it out.
Originally posted by CranialSponge
The pessimist in me believes we will never know the truth of this.
How can they possibly release the data stating that seals and other aquatic animals are now starting to drop dead from Fukishima's radiation poisoning of the oceans (and ultimately the entire hydrological cycle) ? Imagine the panic if that info spreads across the media like a wildfire...
Nope, TPTB will never let the truth out until it gets leaked many many years later. They do not trust the public to handle the situation like rational grownups. It's far better to just let us all slowly drop dead alongside the food chain.
Unless we have some wonderfully humanitarian scientists willing to put their lives on the line and leak the data out right away, money and power will keep this all under wraps.
It's how the nuclear shills have been able to claim their bogus safe levels of radiation all these years... they have the money and power to sweep the truth under the rug long enough to make it virtually impossible to prove direct scientific causation in the time frame that it needs to be done... You can't claim causation 20 years after the fact because by that time 6000 other possible factors can fall into play.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared the seals' deaths an "unusual mortality event" (UME). According to Mother Jones Magazine, a declaration of a UME triggers a scientific investigation. At least two of the three recently declared marine UMEs have implications for human health.
Necropsies and lab tests have found lesions, fluid in the lungs white spots on the liver and abnormal brain growths, the release said. Some animals were found with smaller-than-usual lymph nodes, which could indicate that the animal's immune system was compromised.
The abnormal lesions do not appear to be isolated to Alaska. Seals and walruses in Canada and Russia have also been noted with similar symptoms.
"While it is not clear if the disease events are related, the timing and location of the disease suggests the possibility of transmission between the populations, or shared exposure to an environmental cause," the release said.
He fears it “could be a reflection of a larger problem across the entire Arctic coastal ecosystem.”
Native residents along Alaska’s Arctic coast have been warned not to eat sick animals or feed the meat to their dogs in case the pathogen can infect other species.
The work so far has yielded at least one important clue: "Tests indicate a virus is not the cause," said a recent press release from NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Some wonder if radiation could be causing the skin sores and related problems, including ulcers on internal organs and abnormal growths on brains.
Tissue samples from Alaska's sickened ringed seals will be analyzed for evidence of radiation, but the scientist preparing to do so says he doubts there's a connection to the Japanese nuclear plant damaged by a tsunami last year.
"My gut feeling is that there's nothing there, that the answer lies in something else that's in the sea," said John Kelly, a professor emeritus of chemical oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Kelly said the widespread presence of the seal and walrus problem indicates to him that the answer lies in something else in the northern waters.
As for other effects from the Japan nuclear plant, Kelly said, he has not been contacted to test for radiation on debris that's expected to show up on the shore of Alaska and the West Coast, but it should be tested.
"We strongly feel that should be done," he said.