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    Post  mudra on Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:21 pm

    Dozens of dead dolphins wash ashore, puzzling experts


    Aug. 2, 2013

    Dozens of dead or sick Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have washed ashore along beaches from Virginia north to New York, including several baby dolphins in Delaware, since early June.

    Federal fisheries officials, along with state resources and marine mammal stranding organizations, are trying to figure out why.

    “We’re still collecting data,” said Marjorie Mooney-Seus, a spokeswoman for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, based in New England.

    What federal officials know so far is that the highest number of reported dolphin deaths have come from Virginia and New Jersey. In July alone, there were 42 dead bottlenose dolphins reported in Virginia, 20 in New Jersey, 15 in New York, seven in Maryland and one in Delaware, she said.

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    Post  burgundia on Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:01 pm

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/20/us/dolphins-dying/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook

    Dolphins dying by the dozens along East Coast

    What's killing the East Coast dolphins?

    The carcasses of dozens of the marine mammals, seven times more than normal, have been washing up on beaches this summer, and scientists are struggling for answers to the die-off.

    In Virginia alone, at least 164 dead dolphins have been found this year, said Joan M. Barns, public relations manager for the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach. Almost half of those, 78, have washed ashore in August, she said.

    As of Tuesday, federal authorities say, they have recorded 228 dolphin deaths this year from New York to Virginia. In all of 2012, 111 deaths were recorded.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued an Unusual Mortality Event in response to the deaths. The declaration brings special federal attention to deaths as something that serves as an indicator of ocean health and may give "insight into larger environmental issues which may also have implications for human health and welfare," according to NOAA's website.

    The current declaration for the mid-Atlantic bottlenose dolphins is one of 60 Unusual Mortality Events the agency has issued since they were established under the Marine Mammal Protection Act in 1991. Causes, including infections, biotoxins, human intervention and malnutrition, have been determined for the 29 of those cases.

    Early speculation into the latest deaths, which have spiked this month, is focused on an infection.
    "Based on the rapid increase in strandings over the last two weeks and the geographic extent of these mortalities, an infectious pathogen is at the top of the list of potential causes for this UME, but all potential causes of these mortalities will be evaluated," NOAA said in announcing the mortality event. "Work is underway to determine whether an infectious agent affecting these dolphins is present in collected tissue samples."

    Susan Barco, research coordinator for the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, said necropsies are providing clues.

    "We're starting now to see lesions in their lungs that are consistent with some sort of a respiratory infection," she said. "We're seeing very active lymph nodes, which means they're actively fighting an infection."
    Both Barco and Charlie Potter, marine mammal collections manager of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, said scientists are looking at the morbillivirus, which was thought to be behind a die-off of 740 dolphins along the East Coast in 1987. It has been found in some of the animals studied this year, Potter told NPR.

    "Morbilli is a group or family of viruses, and it includes things such as measles and distemper," Potter told NPR. "So that one of the big questions are facing us right now is the extent of this infection and whether or not the infection is something that's always been there and what we're just picking up because of increased surveillance, or is this perhaps the smoking gun that we've been looking for?"

    Barco said there could be other causes.

    "Lung infections is one of the characteristics of morbillivirus, but it's not the only thing that can cause a lung infection. So again, we're not sure these animals are sick animals, and we're finding problems in many of their organ systems, and we are concerned that they may be immuno-suppressed, and they may be getting any number of things that are causing them to die."
    On the Smithsonian's blog, Potter said the virus may be something that is exacerbated by other stresses in the dolphins' environment, mainly pollution in the form of pesticides, heavy metals and hydrocarbons. The preponderance of males and calves among the dead dolphins gives rise to those suspicions.

    "Males don't have a mechanism for shedding contaminants," Potter said on the blog. "The females shed significant amounts of their lipid-soluble contaminants through lactation, so the calf gets a hell of a dose early on in life, and some of the most outrageous levels of contaminants we've seen have been in calves."

    Whatever the reason, dying dolphins send a warning to humans, Barco said.

    "Bottlenose dolphins are a higher-order predator. They're often referred to as 'ocean sentinels of health.' So when our bottlenose dolphins are healthy, it would probably indicate that we have a fairly healthy ecosystem. When our bottlenose dolphins are not healthy, it may very well indicate that our ecosystem is not healthy," she said.

    Dolphins may be calling each other by name

    The aquarium researcher also said she fears that the disease and deaths could spread south.

    "We suspect, as dolphins move, that the event will move, too. Unfortunately we're afraid this is going to continue for a little while, and this will continue through the fall migration," she said, possibly reaching as far as Florida.

    That state has its own Unusual Mortality Event this year, with bottlenose dolphin strandings in the Indian River Lagoon system at three times historical averages. Manatee deaths are also up there, and no cause has been determined, according to NOAA.

    For the Smithsonian's Potter, who has been working with stranded dolphin response teams in Virginia, the die-off takes a personal toll.

    "When you sit back and think about it, it does stick with you," he told NPR. "Unfortunately, a number of the animals we've looked at have been neonates, that is, infants. And as a father, that's always hard to do."
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    HUNDREDS OF DEAD DOLPHINS WASHED UP ON BEACHES IN PERU

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    Post  Vidya Moksha on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:04 pm

    http://neworleans.legalexaminer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2014/02/FDEP-Monitoring-Report_02.27.14_FLES2-005_SOM.pdf

    submerged oil mats still coming ashore..... the use of corexit was a stunningly bad move.....
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    Post  Mercuriel on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:50 am

    Oh Yes - Indeed. It has in fact unleashed a Synthetic Lifeform in massive quantities which lives on Petroleum and or Carbon...

    Its called Synthia IIRC...

    The technology could also be harnessed to create environmentally friendly bugs capable of mopping up carbon dioxide or toxic waste.

    Dr Venter, a 63-year-old Vietnam War veteran known for his showman tendencies, said last night: 'We are entering a new era where we're limited mostly by our imaginations.'

    But the breakthrough, which took 15 years and £27.7million to achieve, opens an ethical Pandora's box. Ethicists said he is 'creaking open the most profound door in humanity's history' - with unparalleled risks.

    You can read the full article @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1279988/Artificial-life-created-Craig-Venter--wipe-humanity.html

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    Post  burgundia on Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:35 pm

    Vidya Moksha wrote:http://neworleans.legalexaminer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/95/2014/02/FDEP-Monitoring-Report_02.27.14_FLES2-005_SOM.pdf

    submerged oil mats still coming ashore..... the use of corexit was a stunningly bad move.....

    That's why they did it.
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    Post  Vidya Moksha on Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:38 am

    burgundia wrote:

    submerged oil mats still coming ashore..... the use of corexit was a stunningly bad move....

    That's why they did it.

    what was that line i read recently? something along the lines that "however cynical you become its not enough to keep up".

    They poison us at every level of the food chain, with apparent impunity.... hard to imagine its not orchestrated isnt it?
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    Post  mudra on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:06 pm


    CBS San Francisco, Apr. 16, 2014: Marine Mammal Center Says More Animals In Need Than Ever Before [...] Walking among the pens of California sea lions, elephant seals and harbor seals, Marine Mammal Center spokeswoman Laura Sherr said they expect to have 200 mammals by the end of the week, which will be a per-day record.

    CBS Video Title: A record number of seals and sea lions have become sick and are being treated at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito >> Full broadcast here

    KCBS Radio, Apr. 16, 2014 — Marine Mammal Center spokeswoman Laura Sherr: “Right now we have in hand, live animals, 194.” […] The previous per day record for patients at the facility was 179. >> Full broadcast here

    USC Impact, Kaysie Ellingson, Mar. 27, 2014: An environmental problem threatens the lives of sea lions on the California coast

    http://enenews.com/cbs-san-francisco-record-number-of-seals-sea-lions-have-become-sick-doctor-we-found-a-lot-with-large-pockets-of-green-and-yellow-puss-all-over-their-body-photo-videos

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    Post  mudra on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:32 am

    As many as 500,000 asian Carp die-off in Cumberland Kentucky

    April 25, 2014

    Several sources in Kentucky — including our colleagues at WKMS in Murray — are reporting on a massive and sudden die-off of silver carp in the Cumberland River below the Lake Barkley dam, downriver from Nashville and Clarksville. Estimates of “tens of thousands”, maybe as many as 500,000 of the invasive Asian carp species, are believed to have perished in a 24-hour period.

    The cause of the die-off is unknown and being investigated, but Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Paul Rister has this to say to online newspaper KyForward:

    “Whenever there is one species of fish, you are definitely thinking viral or bacterial. It’s not anything water quality wise. If it was oxygen-related or chemical related you would see other species”

    The silver carp — known for its high jumping skills that can be a danger to boaters — is one of four invasive carp that are illegal to “possess or transport” in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources agency.

    The spread of silver carp is so worrisome that wildlife officials are researching special chemicals to poison them.

     Arrow http://nashvillepublicradio.org/blog/2014/04/25/reports-massive-asian-carp-die-cumberland-river/

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    ‘Mystery disease’ on Pacific coast of Alaska — Livers ‘crumble’… Hearts enlarged, pale… Yellow lymph nodes… Blood-filled lungs (PHOTOS) — Professor: Worrying there’s no answers, big public health concern — Testing carcasses for Fukushima radioactivity (AUDIO)

    KNOM, May 14, 2014: Mysterious illness that’s been plaguing seals [first hit] the Bering Strait and the North Slope starting in the summer of 2011. Up to 300 seals were found suffering from hair loss, skin sores, and unusually lethargic behavior. Dozens of walruses were also found with similar sores [causing] marine mammal regulators to declare an Unusual Mortality Event [...] walrus have been taken off the UME [...] Seals [are still] displaying hair loss [...] University of Alaska Fairbanks have begun testing infected seal carcasses for [Fukushima] radiation [...] Results should be released in July.

    Gay Sheffield, University of Alaska Fairbanks: The lack of answers is worrying. “This has been a big food security, public health concern.”

    NOAA (pdf), May 12, 2014: UME will remain open for ice seals (ringed seals, ribbon seals, bearded seals, spotted seals) — based on continued reports of [...] disease symptoms

    Alaska Dispatch, May 13, 2014: An investigation into a mysterious disease that caused skin lesions and hair loss among Alaska and Russian walruses has been closed without identifying the root cause [...] The potential causes looked into [...] infections and endocrine disruptions. Also investigated was the possibility of contamination from the Fukushima nuclear plant [...] A preliminary investigation in 2012 concluded that radioactive contamination was not the likely cause. Investigators are now looking at the possibility of multiple causes [according to NOAA,] “the theory is that a number of factors contributed to the illness.”

    Unusual Mortality Event, NOAA (pdf): [There's] a variety of changes in internal organs. Among the most striking is bloody fluid accumulation in the lungs (which are occasionally collapsed and/or discolored). Other changes include softened livers and a rare enlargement of the heart. […] Almost all the seals necropsied had some form of hepatitis or inflammation of the liver. [...] lymph nodes and the thymus have also shown consistent changes [...] enlarged lymph nodes [and] very reduced thymus glands in many of the young animals [that could] suggest widespread compromised immune systems [...] The fact that four different species of ice-associated seals had hair loss suggests a common cause [...] hair follicles exhibit degenerative changes, with mostly inactive follicles […] results from Canada, Russia, and/or Japan? […] Real time information sharing on diagnostic results and disease dynamics is ongoing with Russia and Japan. […]

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    Post  mudra on Sat May 24, 2014 11:31 am

    24th may 2014

    Enenews TV: “It’s like a horror show, really!” at Los Angeles-area coast — Unusual number of marine animals suddenly getting sick and dying — “I wonder if something’s in the water” killing them — They “hobble and fall over, it’s heartbreaking”

     Arrow http://enenews.com/tv-its-like-a-horror-show-along-los-angeles-coast-unusual-number-of-marine-animals-have-started-dying-i-wonder-if-somethings-in-the-water-thats-killing-these-animals

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    Post  mudra on Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:19 pm

    Millions of fish around the planet are mysteriously dying... but why?

    Millions upon millions of fish and sea creatures are dying around the world, but it's all very mysterious, as there does not appear to be much explanation for it, logical or otherwise.

    When more than six tons of fish died recently in Marina del Ray, it made headlines all over the U.S., according to the blog The Mind Unleashed. But in truth, what happened off the coast of southern California has been replicated all around the globe. In fact, in 2014, as you will see below, mass fish deaths have become very commonplace.

    Taken individually or even a few at a time, you would not get the impression that there was a problem. But taken collectively, it's apparent that something is happening. But why?

    Has our environment suddenly and dramatically changed? Is there some sort of global weather or geothermal pattern to blame?

    What follows is an incomplete list of just some of the most recent incidents of massive deaths of fish and sea life:

    In southwestern Kentucky, about 500,000 Asian carp were found dead in April below the Lake Barkley Dam. Local reports said that the cause of the mass death was unknown, though investigators suspect some sort of virus.

    Near Duluth, Minnesota, tens of thousands of fish in the 1,600-acre Grand Lake -- walleye, bass and northern pike -- died in May. Researchers blamed the deaths on a lack of oxygen tied to "last winter's heavy snowfall." But that said, the lake has not experienced a major fish kill since the 1950s.

    In New Jersey's Shark River, scientists are blaming a massive fish kill, again, on "oxygen depletion." Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese told the Asbury Park Press that the likely scenario is a huge group of fish ended up in a small estuary and a slightly low oxygen levels resulted in their deaths. Another theory? Warmer weather, but it's just a theory.

    In the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the world's worst oil spill, a new report has found that bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles are dying in record numbers. The culprit, British Petroleum, has pooh-poohed the report as pseudoscience, but the numbers, and the location, speak for themselves. Has the spill created some sort of massive eco-shift? Remember, the destroyed oil rig spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil into the sea; that's a massive amount of a substance not conducive to sea life.

    Read on Arrow http://www.sott.net/article/280706-Millions-of-fish-around-the-planet-are-mysteriously-dying-but-why

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    Dead sea lions washing on shore in California appear to have died from radiation poisoning.

    (NaturalNews) Dead sea lions washing on shore in California appear to have died from radiation poisoning. An unusual surge of stranded dying and dead sea lions (seals) have littered Southern California beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego since earlier this year. Most of the area newspapers and media outlets have been alarmingly reporting this unusual phenomenon.

    It’s unusual because this is the season when sea lion pups flourish. Instead they’re struggling ashore in starved, emaciated conditions, if they’ve managed to stay alive. Scientists say almost half the sea lions born this past winter have died.

    When they get too thin, they’re forced to go ashore for sun because they can’t stay warm in cool waters. All the concerned marine biology scientists are scratching their heads. Some have commented on how this sort of mortality rate is usually predictable according to atmospheric or oceanic conditions.

    But there are none of the obvious tell-tale signs that could have predicted this high occurrence of seal pup mortality.

    “They’re clearly not getting enough food,” said Victoria Harris, Interim Executive Director with the California Wildlife Center. Yet another scientist claims there are sufficient squid and sardine populations for them off the coast of California.

    Scientists seem to be determined to get to the bottom of this marine life tragedy. “Marine mammals are sentinels of the eco system,” stated Victoria Harris, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA).

    The NOAA publicly announced that they considered radiation unlikely as the cause, but it wasn’t ruled out.

    How radiation could be the primary causal event

    Japanese marine scientists have announced extremely high radiation reading in sea water collected off Japan.

    The New York Times article, “Fukushima’s Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea” published September 28, 2011 contained information from scientists about extremely high amounts of radioactive cesium 137.

    The extremely high readings recorded at different times indicated that cesium 137 was rising, and at that time in 2011, more radioactive material was continuing to leak into the ocean.

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    Post  mudra on Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:34 am

    Hundreds of thousands of fish have been washed up on the shores of Lake Cajititlan in Mexico: Local authorities “natural cycle”

    Hundreds of thousands of fish have been washed up on the shores of Lake Cajititlan in the Mexican state of Jalisco over the past week.
    Almost 50 tonnes of dead popoche chub freshwater fish have been removed from the lake.
    The local authorities said it was part of a “natural cycle” but state officials said it was due to the lake’s “poor management”.
    More fish are expected to wash up over the next days.
    Jalisco’s secretary for the environment, Maria Magdalena Ruiz Mejia, denied “categorically that this is a natural and cyclical phenomenon”.
    “We have no evidence to support that it is natural and cyclical, to the contrary, we have a series of variables which lead us to believe this phenomenon is not only recurrent and becoming more frequent and severe, but also that it is caused by the poor management of the body of water,” she said.
    Ms Ruiz Mejia said mud from local wastewater treatment plants could be to blame for the mortality.
    When questioned by local journalists whether her office had evidence to support her allegation she said state authorities had been denied access to the plants and could therefore not yet carry out an investigation of the premises.

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    Post  mudra on Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:44 am

    Enviroment Watch: USA Calif. biotoxins cause deadly sea lion seizures, seafood scare (8/26/2014)

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    Environment agents from SEPRONA and biologists from the Institute of Coastal Ecology investigate dead fish in Spain

    Environment agents from SEPRONA and biologists from the Institute of Coastal Ecology are investigating the appearance of hundreds of dead fish that were washed up on San Gabriel beach, Alicante.
    They were dead on the sand and shoreline amid a strong odour, forcing red flags to be flown to prevent people from swimming in the area.
    Officials have collected samples of the water, which was black, and specimens of dead fish have been taken for detailed analysis.
    As residents voiced their concerns about a waste spill or pollutants being pumped in the sea, biologists said the deaths could be from natural causes, possibly due to a loss of oxygen in the water from the heat and winds that inhibit the flow of water and therefore fish are unable to breathe.

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    Post  mudra on Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:18 pm

    Rise in mass die-offs seen among birds, fish and marine invertebrates


    An analysis of 727 mass die-offs of nearly 2,500 animal species from the past 70 years has found that such events are increasing among birds, fish and marine invertebrates. At the same time, the number of individuals killed appears to be decreasing for reptiles and amphibians, and unchanged for mammals.


    Such mass mortality events occur when a large percentage of a population dies in a short time frame. While the die-offs are rare and fall short of extinction, they can pack a devastating punch, potentially killing more than 90 percent of a population in one shot. However, until this study, there had been no quantitative analysis of the patterns of mass mortality events among animals, the study authors noted.

    "This is the first attempt to quantify patterns in the frequency, magnitude and cause of such mass kill events," said study senior author Stephanie Carlson, an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.

    The study, published Monday, Jan. 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was led by researchers at UC Berkeley, the University of San Diego and Yale University.

    The researchers reviewed incidents of mass kills documented in scientific literature. Although they came across some sporadic studies dating back to the 1800s, the analysis focused on the period from 1940 to the present. The researchers acknowledged that some of their findings may be due to an increase in the reporting of mass die-offs in recent decades. But they noted that even after accounting for some of this reporting bias, there was still an increase in mass die-offs for certain animals.

    Overall, disease was the primary culprit, accounting for 26 percent of the mass die-offs. Direct effects tied to humans, such as environmental contamination, caused 19 percent of the mass kills. Biotoxicity triggered by events such as algae blooms accounted for a significant proportion of deaths, and processes directly influenced by climate -- including weather extremes, thermal stress, oxygen stress or starvation -- collectively contributed to about 25 percent of mass mortality events.

    The most severe events were those with multiple causes, the study found.
    Carlson, a fish ecologist, and her UC Berkeley graduate students had observed such die-offs in their studies of fish in California streams and estuaries, originally piquing their interest in the topic.

    "The catastrophic nature of sudden, mass die-offs of animal populations inherently captures human attention," said Carlson. "In our studies, we have come across mass kills of federal fish species during the summer drought season as small streams dry up. The majority of studies we reviewed were of fish. When oxygen levels are depressed in the water column, the impact can affect a variety of species."

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    Dead sea lions washing on shore in California appear to have died from radiation poisoning

    (NaturalNews) An unusual surge of stranded dying and dead sea lions (seals) have littered Southern California beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego since earlier this year. Most of the area newspapers and media outlets have been alarmingly reporting this unusual phenomenon.

    It's unusual because this is the season when sea lion pups flourish. Instead they're struggling ashore in starved, emaciated conditions, if they've managed to stay alive. Scientists say almost half the sea lions born this past winter have died.

    When they get too thin, they're forced to go ashore for sun because they can't stay warm in cool waters. All the concerned marine biology scientists are scratching their heads. Some have commented on how this sort of mortality rate is usually predictable according to atmospheric or oceanic conditions.

    But there are none of the obvious tell-tale signs that could have predicted this high occurrence of seal pup mortality.

    "They're clearly not getting enough food," said Victoria Harris, Interim Executive Director with the California Wildlife Center. Yet another scientist claims there are sufficient squid and sardine populations for them off the coast of California.

    Scientists seem to be determined to get to the bottom of this marine life tragedy. "Marine mammals are sentinels of the eco system," stated Victoria Harris, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA).

    The NOAA publicly announced that they considered radiation unlikely as the cause, but it wasn't ruled out.

    How radiation could be the primary causal event
    Japanese marine scientists have announced extremely high radiation reading in sea water collected off Japan.

    The New York Times article, "Fukushima's Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea" published September 28, 2011 contained information from scientists about extremely high amounts of radioactive cesium 137.

    The extremely high readings recorded at different times indicated that cesium 137 was rising, and at that time in 2011, more radioactive material was continuing to leak into the ocean.

    That article registered concern over the high amounts of radioactive material, but claimed at that time the ocean was diluting the radiation levels low enough to prevent humans from being harmed directly.

    Of course, California sea lions are a long way off from the Japan coast, but different currents and eddies could spread a continuing accumulation of radioactive contamination farther out into the ocean from Japan.

    Even tuna caught off the California coast have been found with higher than normal traces of cesium 137 from the Fukushima disaster in May of 2012.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039924_sea_lions_radiation_California.html#ixzz3WSkF0tAM

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    Re: Sea creatures dying across the world

    Post  Vidya Moksha on Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:07 pm

    mudra wrote:Dead sea lions washing on shore in California appear to have died from radiation poisoning


    Im tired of this guys sensationalistic reporting based on zero facts. This article is entirely supposition. Its easy to test for radiation levels in dead sea lions.

    Fukushima may well be an extinction level event for all of us. and there is no such thing as 'safe low doses' of radiation. But these are separate stories in themselves unless they can be linked directly to the sea lion deaths.

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