The Pacific Ocean appears to be dying, according to a new study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in California recently discovered that the number of dead sea creatures blanketing the floor of the Pacific is higher than it has ever been in the 24 years that monitoring has taken place, a phenomenon that the data suggests is a direct consequence of nuclear fallout from Fukushima.
Though the researchers involved with the work have been reluctant to pin Fukushima as a potential cause — National Geographic, which covered the study recently, did not even mention Fukushima — the timing of the discovery suggests that Fukushima is, perhaps, the cause.
Basically to sum it up, it says "no one else has said that Fukushima is the cause of all this, but we are saying it anyways." Not to say that Fukushima isn't the cause, it's just kind of interesting that the article is jumping to conclusions ahead of the scientists investigating this phenomenon.
Yesterday I briefly read something about serious radiation hitting California in March, can anyone confirm this?
I did find where the government had ordered a huge number of Potassium Iodide pills for whatever reason. I thought it was fake because it was only on spoof websites. However, some research showed it was true right from a .gov website HERE
A 24-y time- series study of sinking particulate organic carbon (food) supply and its utilization by the benthic community was conducted in the abyssal northeast Paciﬁc( ∼4,000-m depth). Here we show that previous ﬁndings of food deﬁcits are now punctuated by large episodic surpluses of particulate organic carbon reaching the sea ﬂoor, which meet utilization. Changing surface ocean conditions are translated to the deep ocean, where decadal peaks in supply, remineralization, and sequestration of organic carbon have broad implications for global carbon budget projections.
Contemporary climate change marked by increasing water temperature, density stratiﬁcation, and acidiﬁcation is impacting the world ocean. These changes are especially evident in oceanic surface waters and coastal areas (1), where surface water production of organic carbon and trophic exchanges are affected. However, little is known of how these changes in ﬂ uence the food supply to the deep ocean. Can we expect decreased production of organic carbon produced in the upper ocean, and thus less food delivered to the sea
Combined phytodetrital and salp AOC ﬂuxes ranged from ≤30 (minimum estimate) to 99 (maximum estimate) mg C m−2·d−1 in June 2012 during the salp deposition and up to 81 (minimum estimate) to 318 (maximum estimate) mg C m−2·d−1 during the subsequent phytodetrital aggregate deposition in September 2012 (Fig. 2C). Because AOC ﬂ ux measured from photographs and POC ﬂ ux measured with sediment traps are simply alternative methods of measuring POC arriving on the sea ﬂ oor, we chose the highest estimate from either method (SI Materials and Methods) and deﬁned this value as the combined organic carbon (COC) ﬂux (Fig. 2D).
It is not known whether this increase in food supply will continue and, if so, on what geographic scales. Alternatively, these observed variations in the carbon cycle may be only part of interannual or multidecadal variations, unrelated to global climate change (26).
The amount of radiation from fukishima into the Pacific is the same as an eye dropper full into a five gallon bucket. The ocean can assimilate this amount easily and there won't be any long term effects. Alarmist editorials be damned.