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And Many Died Of The Waters
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2019 Gray Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the West Coast

Since January 1, 2019, elevated gray whale strandings have occurred along the west coast of North America from Mexico through Alaska. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).


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https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/...west-coast

2016–2019 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the Atlantic Coast

Since January 2016, elevated humpback whale mortalities have occurred along the Atlantic coast from Maine through Florida. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event(UME).


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https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/...ntic-coast

and the third part of the waters became tritium; and many died of the waters, because they were made bitter...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2011/04...ade-Bitter
 
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So that's one out of every ten counted? Probably a safe.number.

What percentage is that of those left alive in the sea?

What state of health are they in?
 
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Endtimes wil be Endtimes.. Happy new-year.. 

Fukushima Reactor Cleanup Delayed by Five Years as Japanese Public Demands End to Nuclear Energy

The delay comes days after Japan's government proposed releasing contaminated water from the plant into the ocean.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/1...nd-nuclear
 
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214 grey whales washed up dead on the West Coast of North America in 2019
Lisa Johnson
cbc.ca
Sat, 28 Dec 2019 20:19 UTC
https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/skinny-whales
Quote:Along the migration route from Mexico to Alaska, the toll reached 214 dead whales — and those are just the ones that washed up. The true die-off is unknown, possibly between 1,000 and 2,000 whales.

The underlying cause — whether an undiscovered pathogen, or the changing climate of the Arctic where they feed — remains a mystery.

The Pacific fares no better.  That's a great quote there.

and the third part of the waters became tritium; and many died of the waters, because they were made bitter...
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/spirit-...ricanWhale

Native American Whale Symbolic Meanings
Among Native Americans, Whales are considered the guardian of oceans and sea travel.

Nearly all coastal tribes have some type of symbolic meanings for Whale Totems and Spirit Animals. Whale symbolism includes wisdom, spiritual awareness, good luck and long lasting love as the Whale mates for life.

If you are splashed by one most popular Whales, the Killer Whale, you will be blessed with joy. One story says that the first time a Killer Whale sang all of creation paused to admire its beauty.

"The sum of the parts"... https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-new...ent-orcas/
Where are the salmon and the orcas? Tribe, scientists grapple with unprecedented disappearance in Washington waters; August 2019
 
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Mortality and extinction are opposite linear of counting carcasses on a beach. Inverse. When there are no more carcasses to count, nuclear will profess proof of absence is absence of proof. Dead whales don't lie. Mortality peak then rapid decline in beached numbers. Straight; To the bottom. No joy.
 
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Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod fishermen will be keeping their gear dry this winter: The federal fishery has been closed for the 2020 season.

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council decided to close the fishery due to concerns about historic low biomass shown in the latest stock assessment. The spawning biomass available in the fishery has declined to less than the threshold where it can sustain a directed fishery and natural predation from Steller sea lions, which depend on Pacific cod as a keystone prey species.

The Gulf of Alaska cod stock has been declining for the last four or five years, with biologists drawing the connection to the increased water temperatures in the gulf since 2014. Warmer water conditions have led to lower abundance and fewer young cod in the population, according to the stock assessment.

blah, blah, blob...

There are significant markets for Pacific cod in both Europe and the United States, but much of the exported cod goes to China as headed and gutted fish for reprocessing and re-export. About 30 percent of Alaska’s cod production stays in the U.S., according to the stock assessment.

https://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-12-11...gulf-p-cod
We always ask what have we done because we don't know what we are doing.


 
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"because the microlayer at the ocean surface accumulates toxic pollutants, the contamination is a serious threat, not only to the diversity of species that are restricted to this layer, but also to those animals that depend on it for dispersal of their eggs and larvae.  In coastal and oceanic waters alike, this is an important area for the early develpmet of many fish and shellfish, including commercially valuable fish such as cod."

"Effects of contaminants on eggs and larvae found at the sea surface in sites along coasts include mortality, malformation and chromosomal abnormalities."

"Radioactive wastes, which are relatively easy to track in the ocean, provide insight into the magnitude of the problems associated with ocean waste disposal. For example, radioactive materials have been identified in surface waters at Arctic sites where those waters feed the deep ocean, and specific radioactive wastes released from a facility in Great Britain were traced in surface currents all the way to the western coast of greenland in a matter of a few years."

"The dumping of wastes in the deep ocean was proposed when ongoing dumping activities proved to be devastating to shallower marine environments. "

"Dissolved pollutants tend to concentrate in the sea surface microlayer and ocean sediments. As potential sources of contamination into the food web and tinto the rest of the marine environment with consequences for biodiversity, these areas, reather than the water column between them, should be the primary focus for contamination standards"


'The Living Ocean: Understanding and Protecting Marine Biodiversity'
By Boyce Thorne-Miller

https://books.google.com/books?id=ZM7MEk...ive&f=true
we are healthy with background radiation but unhealthy with the same dose from fallout
 
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"The dumping of wastes in the deep ocean was proposed when ongoing dumping activities proved to be devastating to shallower marine environments. "

Radioactive waste dumping proven to be devastating to marine life. Tell that to Tepco/Japan that plans to dump their tanks of radioactive Fuku waste into the Pacific.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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The mysterious case of the sinking seals

This stood out in the article for me...


Quote:Hunters around the Bering Sea area, for the most part, take the fact that seals have been less healthy the last decade or so with a fair amount of certainty. Colleen Swan of Kivalina says that changes began about ten years ago, but has really accelerated in the past five.

“In the last five years, it's not gradual anymore,” she said. “It's just a new normal.”

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/The-my...71471.html
We always ask what have we done because we don't know what we are doing.


 
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Fukushima- The new normal.

https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/10....39/z70-043
90Sr and 137Cs were determined in 11 different tissues of the fin whale and 2 different tissues of the harp seal. Muscle tissue in most instances contained more 137Cs than did the other tissues that were examined. The average concentration of 137Cs in whale muscle was 4.5 pCi/g ash and in adult seal muscle was 2.5 pCi/g ash. The highest concentration (3.5 pCi/g ash) of 90Sr was found in whale blubber.




https://www.researchgate.net/publication...ild_celery
Northern fur seal is known to migrate between coastal Alaska and Japan and the trace (134)Cs in northern fur seal tissue suggests that the population under study had been minimally exposed Fukushima-derived radionuclides. Despite this inference, the radionuclide quantities detected are small and no impact is expected as a result of the measured radiation exposure, either in northern fur seal or human populations consuming this species.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program: "War in the Middle East" funded in part by: You.
https://archive.org/stream/Environmental...f_djvu.txt
Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses
Department of Defense


DU Friendly Fire exposures.

There's a drone story in there...
 
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication...ime_series
Bio accumulation of radioactive caesium in marine mammals in the Baltic Sea – Reconstruction of a historical time series
August 2018 with 85 Reads 
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.282
Cite this publication
Sadaf Saremi at University of Gothenburg
Mats Isaksson at University of Gothenburg
Karin C Harding at University of Gothenburg
Abstract


Radionuclides from the Chernobyl accident in 1986 still circulate in the Baltic marine ecosystem and activity levels in water, sediments and fish species such as herring and perch are monitored annually. However, the activity levels of radionuclides in marine mammals have only been sporadically reported. Tissue samples from a museum collection were analysed in two species of seals, and the trends over time in activity level of radioactive caesium (Cs-137) after the Chernobyl accident were reconstructed. We also performed a literature review summarizing activity levels in marine mammals world-wide. We found activity concentrations of Cs-137 in Baltic ringed seals and grey seals to be elevated also in the most recent samples, and during the entire study period measurements ranged between 19 and 248 Bq/kg wet weight. A declining trend in time over the last 30 years follow the general trend of decline in activity levels in other Baltic biota. Accumulation was found to be species specific in the two seal species studied, with 9 times higher activity concentration in grey seals compared to herring, and 3.5 times higher in ringed seals compared to herring. We discuss potential paths and rates of bioaccumulation of radioactive caesium in the Baltic Sea including species specific prey choice of the two seal species and estimate life time exposure. The study contributes one important piece of information to predictive models in risk assessments for nuclear accidents.
 
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/scien...gland.html
Hundreds of Seals Are Dying on the New England Coast
Deaths of gray and harbor seals, in much greater numbers than usual, have been attributed to viruses related to distemper and the flu
 
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.[Image: dead-whale-in-port-ludlow-768x510.jpg]https://allthatsinteresting.com/gray-whale-cemetery
Gray Whales Are Dying At An Alarming Rate—And Researchers Are Running Out Of Space For Their Corpses
Natasha Ishak
June 17, 2019

As an alarming number of gray whale corpses wash ashore in Washington State, the local government is asking landowners to donate their property as makeshift graveyards.
 
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http://tbrnews.com/news/more-whales-are-...5158c.html April, 2019

More whales are skinny, stranded and dying and here's why experts are worried

The new norm: Dead whale watching.
 
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...42276.html

Canadian hunters want to club tens of thousands more baby seals to death in cull expansion
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...Sealing group the Pacific Balance Pinniped Society says waters around British Colombia are “plagued by an overpopulation” of seals and sea lions and that expanded culls would save fish stocks.

The group posted on Facebook: “The way things are looking the seals and sea lions are the apex predator that shall control the planet in the near future?

“Lord knows they are now upon land in the hundreds of thousands taking over our docks, floats and beaches.”

But scientists dispute that culls help salmon and cod stocks, warning any fall in whales’ prey could lead to the giant mammals starving.
...
 
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Wrap your mind around this...

Scientists observe ultrafast birth of radicals

Understanding how ionizing radiation interacts with water—like in water-cooled nuclear reactors and other water-containing systems—requires glimpsing some of the fastest chemical reactions ever observed.

In a new study from a worldwide collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the German research center DESY, and conducted at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, researchers have witnessed for the first time the ultrafast proton transfer reaction following ionization of liquid water.

The proton transfer reaction is a process of great significance to a wide range of fields, including nuclear engineering, space travel and environmental remediation. The observation was made possible by the availability of ultrafast X-ray free-electron-laser pulses, and is basically unobservable by other ultrafast methods. While studying the fastest chemical reactions is interesting in its own right, this observation for water also has important practical implications.

"The truly exciting thing is that we've witnessed the fastest chemical reaction in ionized water, which leads to the birth of the hydroxyl radical," said Argonne distinguished fellow Linda Young, the senior corresponding author of the study. "The hydroxyl radical is itself of considerable importance, as it can diffuse through an organism, including our bodies, and damage virtually any macromolecule including DNA, RNA, and proteins."

https://phys.org/news/2020-01-scientists...icals.html

It's exciting, isn't it?
We always ask what have we done because we don't know what we are doing.


 
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It's both funny and sad because bureaucracy, and it all flows to the sea.

EPA and Army Deliver on President Trump’s Promise to Issue the Navigable Waters Protection Rule – A New Definition of WOTUS

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-and...ion-rule-0

You never really see healthy animals in stock yards...
 
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