Alaska: 28% of polar bears with skin lesions & hair loss, thyroids tested by gov’t… like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese

Published: November 18th, 2013 at 6:17 pm ET
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Wildlife Disease and Environmental Health in Alaska: Fact Sheet for 2013, U.S. Geological Survey (Emphasis Added): Environmental contaminants also threaten the health of wildlife and humans […] Some of these compounds persist in the environment for many years and accumulate in living organisms […] Alopecia (loss of fur) and other skin lesions were recently observed in polar bears off the northern coast of Alaska. Biologists are examining samples from afflicted polar bears to identify possible causes of these lesions. […] biologists have observed a high rate of non-viable eggs in nests of greater white-fronted geese. Future analyses will provide insights about elevated rates of embryo mortality in birds […] Coxiella burnetii, a bacterial pathogen that causes disease in animals and humans, was recently detected in polar bears, northern fur seals, and soil samples in Alaska. […] An ongoing study of emperor geese in Western Alaska allows for detailed investigation of the effects of blood parasites on specific fitness parameters, including reproductive success and adult survival. […] In another study, the Alaska Science Center has documented surprisingly high mortality (20–30 percent) of adult female musk ox during mid- to late summer in northwestern Alaska. Given the magnitude and timing of the observed mortality […] a pathogen is suspected to be contributing to the high losses observed. Additionally, copper deficiencies have been identified in other Alaskan musk ox, which can result in compromised immune function. […]

Winter/Spring 2013 Newsletter, Alaska Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network: Since the spring of 2012, a total of 23 polar bears from Barrow, Deadhorse and Kaktovik have been identified with variable degrees of hair loss/ thinning, inflamed and crusting skin, and oral lesions. The prevalence of these symptoms appears to be in about 28% of observed animals.Thus far, testing for endocrine abnormalities (thyroid function) and vitamin A and trace mineral imbalances in affected bears has been inconclusive, as have toxicity studies.  […] The [intlink id=”diseased-seals-abnormal-brain-growths-undersized-lymph-nodes-found-russia-canada-walruses-next-6-photos-map” type=”post”]concurrent presence of hair loss in seals, walrus and polar bears[/intlink] has suggested a possible connection between the events. monitoring for new or unusual cases will continue into the 2013 field season.

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92 comments to Alaska: 28% of polar bears with skin lesions & hair loss, thyroids tested by gov’t… like symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    JET STREAM CROSSES ALASKA. DO THE MATH.

    Polar bears, oxen, geese, and who knows what other life forms.

    And check beyond Alaska …the Jet Stream doesn't stop there.

    • hogy

      > BigPicture: Did you notice that the link supplied says nothing about what's associated with that link.
      Also that the text above only relates illnesses to parasites, bacteria, and such. Nothing said about rad-contamination.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Thanks GE, we didn't like Polar bears, fish, meat, king crabs, clean water, or clean air to breath anyway. Signed – NMRA.. The Nuclear Mafia Robots Association.

  • We Not They Finally

    Bottom line: Bombardment with radioactivity weakens the immune systems of ALL animals. I like that someone here coined the term "RAIDS," for RADIOACTIVE Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. That should be popularized so the public can relate to it under that umbrella. Radioactive measurements can be complex, as there are so many different types and it takes sensitive equipment. But if the public thinks that it's "something like a virus" and "as deadly as AIDS," then the ongoing dangers might start getting through the people.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Sad indeed, nice to know at least someone cares to try and make these exploited animals I bit more comfortable in their last days on Earth.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    … 🙁 Very sad!

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      @obewanspeaks: these stories are but the opening volley of death and lingering disease, which will be consuming this entire planet within a short time. Extrapolating the timeline from both demographics (location and type of lifeforms) and ensuing period since 311, puts the first massive global die off within ten to fifteen years.

      BTW. The big guys are aware of this impending nightmare and making plans to get off-world. Unfortunately for them, they waited too long and wasted the preceding half-century on military exploits, when they should have been utilizing that technology for building off-world environs. Now, we will be going into space and eventually adapting to its rigorous conditions. But it'll be covered wagons for more than a hundred years…

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Off-world?

        What's the point? Our/their DNA is already melting, so all they would be doing -at horrific expense – is creating mutants on distant worlds that won't be able to reproduce.

        It's over. The fat lady is singing loud and the audience is growing.

        • jump-ball jump-ball

          Extrapolation notwithstanding, the first massive global die off is starting right now, with starfish, seal pups, salmon, polar bears, walrus – and other marine and land species, with short life spans and radiation-vulnerable rapid cell growth, the mortality of which will ultimately be recognized as the earliest, if unrecognized, indication of the early onset of worldwide global die off.

          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            @jump-ball: as we don't (yet) know the full extent of Fuku-related damage being done to the global environment, I'd suggest, it's premature calling what's being discovered in isolated regions, a full scale die-off. Of course, such reserve may be turned on its head at any moment. Regardless of timeline or semantics, it's likely we're both correct that these are RAIDs related deaths…

          • kenroar

            "The second angel poured his bowl over the sea. The sea turned into blood like the blood of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died." Revelation 16:3

            • alasanon

              How can such passages from the Bible NOT come to mind in this situation, if you know anything about Western culture, religion or universal spirituality?!!..

              At this point, I can simultaneously recognize the horror and yet I'm personally not afraid… I think it's a spiritual journey as much as anything. I have Faith and will continue to do the best I can and keep the faith. I try to help others, but they may be on another path entirely, and do not want to be helped!…

              I'm not supposed to talk about religion on this forum, but I'll just keep it that Love still reigns …and there are many mysteries here that we cannot fully comprehend. 😉

              Whatever is going on is cataclysmic and higher powers must guide me!!…

        • andagi andagi

          Dear Time Is Short,
          As always, very well stated.
          Take good care.
          Aloha.

        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          actually, TIS, it's not over. Accepting an end-of-life scenario plays into the hands of the indifferent.

          As to DNA? Aside from the threat of wholesale damage to an organism's genome, Fuku-related DNA damage will be gradual and interspersed over geographic areas and populations. Fact is, up until Fukushima, Chernobyl had done massive damage to large (unwitting) populations, throughout Europe and economically related areas (food trade). So, while we're all in agreement to the fact that rad-induced DNA damage is real, it is premature to think that all human DNA is now so badly damaged by radiation, there's nothing more that can be done to protect and/or do.

          In addition, it's now known that ongoing cosmic ray exposure has been both blessing and curse to all lifeforms. This is a natural mechanism that 'jumps' the evolutionary coding of strands DNA into new generations of lifeforms. We now know this mechanism of cosmic ray exposure (from exploding stars in our galaxy and solar flares) may well have been instrumental in major evolutionary changes within the so-called human species. Of course, we don't fully understand the dynamics behind this 'cosmic' mechanism. As such, assuming any-and-every kind of exposure to radiation is somehow beneficial to an organism's evolution is bogus.

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            The only thing to consider, for all those breathing on or after 3/11, is the effect of the powdered uranium and plutonium that was blown worldwide (which is still circulating in the atmosphere) in our lungs, and how quickly it will kill us.

            There is no fixing this. They could make all of Japan disappear, filter every drop of ocean water worldwide, clean up every square inch of land, and it would have no effect whatsoever on what is already in our lungs.

            One particle, 10 particles, 1,000 particles – it's over.

      • crystalwind crystalwind

        They're going underground, maybe?

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          Going underground doesn't solve a thing. All of the 'chosen' have uranium and plutonium in their lungs, unless they were breathing filtered air before 3/11, and since.

          And there will never be an 'earth' they can return to. The radiation levels will just continue to increase, for 700 million years. Within 100 years every existing NPP will have cracked open to atmosphere, whether from natural causes, such as earthquakes or accidents; unnatural causes, such as war; or simply from material fatigue. No NPP was designed to survive over 50 years. Add another 50 years of rot, and you'll start to see the bigger picture.

          They will all eventually fall apart. Every last one of them.

          That's why this is so sad. Everyone in the business knew this going in 50 years ago, but the profits were too huge to pass up. Plain and simple.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Its not looking good that is for sure… 🙁 It never had to be this way and its such a shame what we once again as a splintered on purpose species have done to such a beautiful place we call Earth. 🙁

  • Sol Man

    We can't even begin to imagine what the truth is regarding embryo deaths, across all species. That it could be brought up in conversation marks the saddest days of our lives.

  • AllenH AllenH

    Hope….Hahahaha….ain't that a luxury? Hahahaha

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Its all complicated by design..

  • Ontological Ontological

    Now for the other side of the debate. This does make the fact we may have found other worlds perhaps come a bit more to light. Tesla did create the EWD (electron wind disk) or ion craft, that we all know as "UFO's". ( From: The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla.) There was a report of a Russian mars probe that was taken out by something above it that was 19 miles wide and at least 8 miles across. If we already have "gravity platforms" then of course the elite have other planets by now to consume. Then there are the Zeta Reticuli who came here to congratulate Nikola Tesla for his amazing feat, only to get here and find his project was funded privately by JP. Morgan, and wondered why the hell this feat wasn't the product of our entire race working together to find new worlds. Betty and Barney Hill had a CE4 that cannot be debunked. I come from a place in the NE that was 40 miles to the west of where they were abducted, and all of us in the astronomical club up there have seen UFO activity overhead many times since the 70s, so I would presume other races are out there. Ok my point is: these little aliens are feisty smart and could snuff out the reaction of our sun if they so were inclined. I think they can deal with space injected spent fuel with a small pulse of neutron bombardment. And I a have to wonder how many people now live off world in peace and safety?

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Who's to say that the Earth isn't being 'groomed' for a higher radiation level that is more 'livable' for someone from outer space?

      And our 'masters' are the real estate agents that have sold it all for a few last years of personal luxury.

      Everything that is happening now was known to occur decades ago, either through 'natural' processes – or 'less-natural'.

      • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

        TIS,

        Did you see photos from the new Scientology building supposedly to coax superhero like abilities from its members? I think the story was that we humans actually have 47 different senses and the aim of different areas in this center is to sharpen them.

        First time I'd heard these ideas. But supposedly L. Ron Hubbard envisioned this center before his death.

        Can't find video right now but the story was on GMA.

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          A final grasp for more donations, before it all falls apart.

          Being 'clear' won't stop the cell destruction of radiation.

          Or wearing red string or magic books, for that matter.

          There will be many financial scams before this is over.

      • Au Au

        TIS "Who's to say that the Earth isn't being 'groomed' for a higher radiation level that is more 'livable' for someone from outer space?"

        Just listened to a Project Camelot interview that Kerry Cassidy did with Captain Mark Richards- Total Recall. Your statement is a possibility. Makes sense. Explains why this accident has been allowed to get totally out of control.

      • mungo mungo

        Perhaps now is the time for e.t. to invade,and hopefully they need radiation as a food source,and they can take it all away from planet earth. Wishful thinking, sorry 🙁

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          Might make a good kid's book. They're the ones that are going to need the most help with all this.

        • 16Penny 16Penny

          Mungo, or the radiation is just a preparation, a marinade if you will. Perhaps the et's have no teeth or weak digestive systems and prefer their food to be less crunchy.

          Grandma, what a big straw you have!

          The better to slurp you down with my dear.

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      Barney Hill was my aunt and uncle's mailman. I think he and Betty lived a few streets over too. They just mentioned a mark on his legs that was visible in the summer when he wore shorts. The source of it was mentioned in the 70s network movie of their alleged encounter.

    • Fred

      We're not going anywhere outside the Van Allen Belts which allowed us to evolve in their protected center. Ever notice NASA never talks about accumulated radiation on Moon landings? Ever notice noone is in a hurry to build a Moon base in the radiation of the massive thermonuclear star rumored to be at the center of the solar system (unless you're evangelical)? Ever notice they never discuss how long a human can survive the radiation inside a beer-can space ship headed to Mars? Ever notice we don't possess the FUEL to take fragile humans and SHIELDING anywhere outside the Van Allen Belts? Ever notice how LOW the ISS/Shuttles and other long-manned "missions" have always been? We're not going anywhere….any of us, even the filthy rich.

  • Sol Man

    I wasn't a big fan but NRPS had this haunting piece back in 1972 featuring Jerry Garcia. Do you remember?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnCTuKr4CEY

  • freespirit1620

    RIIDS, radioactive induced immune deficiency syndrome

  • Ontological Ontological

    My wife wanted me to post this for her,
    I really wish the leaders that have been elected around the world to make decisions that are good for ALL of us, would WAKE UP and do their jobs correctly. If one nation is unable to act responsibly, then the rest of the world should step up without hesitation to do what is necessary to preserve life on our planet. Yet, most everyone turns a blind eye to the situation going on in Japan. The wildlife on our planet is dying in droves, and no one has an explanation (or one that they are allowed to share with the public) The media is censored as to what they are allowed to share regarding this life threatening situation. The population around the world is being lied to. And what do we common folk do?: Why we change the channel, we go on with our daily business – "move along, move along, there's nothing to see here." So how do I feel today? Answer: painfully aware that I am one of the "little people" who although I am unable to help even my own children now due to FED devaluation of our home, I am confident that we will be taxed to death: And unfortunately due to the greed of the elite, and their unwillingness to pay their FAIR share, soon there will be nothing left of this once gloriously, beautiful planet for our descendants to enjoy. The environment of the northern hemisphere of planet Earth will not be fit for man nor beast to survive in. SMH. What a pity, a beautiful garden world, and look what have we done to it in less than 50…

  • Socrates

    Something is causing significant die offs in marine environments.

    I would be willing to bet that a critical load of toxins with some radiation is a tipping point for these marine mammals and sea stars where their immune systems can not cope with a changing climate. Opportunitic pathogens and autoimmune diseases are on the rise.

    Governments and industry funds and controls research grants. What gets published is tightly controlled.

    The environment cannot absorb the toxic mess produced by seven billion people who all want to be consumers with high energy usage

    • weeman

      The cumulative effect of all toxins disposed in ocean and the increase in carbon in atmosphere is changing the ph level of ocean and everything in ocean lives in a very narrow ph band?
      Anybody know the ph level of radioactive isotopes, does the ph levels in SFP need treatment?

      • Fred

        Oh, oh, AGW alarmism alert! Let's take a look at pH levels….
        http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/images2/184phdiagram.gif
        Here's an alarmist chart from NOAA who lives off it:
        http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/file/pH+Time+Series
        How AWFUL! The pH of the ocean has gone from 8.10 to 8.08 in the last 18 years! Now, look at the first graph. Plot this change on the Elmhurst chart. The ocean has changed from as ALKALINE as Baking Soda to as ALKALINE as baking soda! Can you see your change on the pH chart? NO, it's almost immeasurable. NEUTRAL is a long way off at 7.0. It's more BS. Notice the pH of a normal rainstorm and the river we fish in…Rain about 6 pH, the stream dumping into the vast ocean is HORRIBLY NEUTRAL, JUST LIKE A LAKE full of FISH! Look how ACIDIC the water has to be to kill a fish!

        Sure wish the ocean wasn't like Baking Soda. It just EATS the damned zincs off our boat's underwater metal parts! BAKING SODA! AWFUL ALKALINE!

        • Socrates

          Climate change evidence is lacking?

          Hard to assess.

          Carbon-trading would profit some people, justfy use of nuclear power, and expand global government.

          But isn't climate change are hard way to go about such control? Or do you believe that the scientists are wrong?

          I feel that it is more likely than not but not 100% certain.

          • Socrates

            Second chart shows CO2 in oceans going up but Ph going down.

            No acidification.

          • flatsville

            >>>Carbon-trading would profit some people, justfy use of nuclear power, and expand global government.<<<

            Cap and trade is a scam to benefit brokers, traders and Wall Street. Cap and tax is more transparent and gets the job done. It worked with HFCs.

            • jec jec

              Just charge Japan and TEPCO for the increase in global climate change. Fukushima's nuclear meltdown and resulting TREMENDOUS amount of emissions into the atmosphere has caused hundreds of years increase in atmosphere and environmental damages. Carbon tax nuclear power for these emissions- if the true cost of nuclear energy was released to the public, nuclear would be shutdown!

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Its all good and your government(s) and the Nuke Puke boys and girls will always tell you the truth .. (
        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2215023/Is-polluted-place-Earth-The-Russian-lake-hour-beach-kill-you.html

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      When there is no more fish in the supermarket, maybe someone will wake up. When the cancer rate is 90%, maybe someone will ask why.

      • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

        Nah; most people will just watch the latest reality tv show about a family that lives on the West Coast & what they have to do to survive and hopefully avoid even more contamination…

      • lickerface lickerface

        I've always wanted to tell people the salmon and other fish at the seafood counter are likely unsafe. Maybe bringing our Geigers with us would have some people thinking? It'd be interesting to get some media attention on locals sending fish to a lab and getting positives for isotopes.

        • tbg

          It amazes me daily, there are so many that some what know and still eat it anyway. I think its got to be cognitive dissonance, there are a lot of intelligent people who act like your tinfoil batshit crazy for advising them they might not want to eat some of those things, or stay out of the rain on major fallout days or that ray dee aye shun might Really be a problem.

          Im in seattle and I went to a friends friends dinner at a sushi restaurant, I only had a beer of course, fish is done for me but I had to go to the bathroom when they brought food out, I really thought I was gonna puke, it just made me sick to my stomach. Then I had to go after that, it just really bothers me just sitting there not saying anything, especially with a bunch of kids eating it.

          Oh its just a little fish…we're all irradiated already…we're all gonna get cancer… we're all gonna die someday.

          Uhh…Ok.

      • jec jec

        Only if they are hungry, and only if they have cancer….

    • flatsville

      As a beekeeper I have been watcing the tipping point with these creatutes play out for years in the form of CCD.

      Since they pollinate at least a quarter to on third of our food supply, this issue should be a matter of natinal security to ban any pesticides further stressing them. It isn't hapoening.

  • dosdos dosdos

    One issue with radiation is mutation, and organisms that are normally benign can become deadly, because our bodies' defenses are programmed to accept them. It could well be that the radiation is spawning new pathogens for which higher lifeforms have no immunity.

  • Mack Mack

    I read the Wildlife report and they hypothesize the cause is due to everything BUT radiation.

    They hypothesize:

    climate change, avian influenza, Newcastle virus, copper defeciencies, lack of nutrition, blood parasites, direct contact between species, migratory links, high latitude, avian keratin disorder, diseases introduced from Asia, landscape features, intersections of bodies of water, etc.

    It's almost laughable.

    I'm not sayng everything going wrong in the world is being caused by radation, but I believe wholeheartedly that what we're seeing from Alaska to the west coast of the U.S. is from Fukushima radiation.

    The facts as we have been told are:

    * 80% of radiation from Fukushima went into the Ocean

    * the initial plume went to Alaska

    Therefore wildlife in these areas were in danger of Fukushima-radioisotopic exposure in the air and in the ocean.

    This exposure can cause all of the symptoms we're seeing in the wildlife.

  • Nigwil

    As MochiMAdness said a couple of days ago:

    "Basically, we've given them all the marine version of AIDS. Without direct intervention in all cases–polar bears, seals, walruses, penguins, fish, whales, dolphins, birds, dogs, horses, cows—-and people—-their immune systems will continue to be bombarded with low dose radiation therapy until they die of it."

    http://enenews.com/researchers-ulcers-seals-walruses-alaska-after-fukushima-never-observed-before-reports-similar-problems-seals-northern-japan/comment-page-1#comment-412119

  • Nigwil

    The poor creatures have no way of understanding what's hitting them, and in most cases they cannot move out or harm's way. So they will indeed '…will continue to be bombarded with low dose radiation therapy until they die of it.'

    How sad. How insane.

  • jec jec

    Humans show the same symptoms. Hard to hide when you are in the public eye. Wonder where these people are now. They need to have their thyroids checked as well. I fear a huge surge in many younger people with thyroid disease and more..

    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/fukushima-hundreds-of-flight-attendents.html

  • Tung Jen Tung Jen

    Obewan, saw some great cone heads in the museum in Xalapa, Mexico. I'm not going for the wrapped head.

  • JenMom JenMom

    It is strange reading about this I was reminded of a great seal die off in the Baltic Sea this occurred about two years after Chernobyl. This was blamed on many other pollutants and radiation was never mentioned as being a factor. In the spring and summer of 1988 an epidemic of phocine distemper virus (PDV), a morbillivirus closely related to canine distemper virus (CDV), swept through harbour seal populations in the east Atlantic, killing over 18,000 eastern Atlantic harbour seals (Osterhaus and Vedder, 1988). 5378 seals were found dead in the Kattegat-Skagerrak of a total population of about 9100, i.e. a 60% mortality (Härkönen and Heide-Jørgensen, 1990). This dramatic epizootic became one of the best-studied of wildlife disease outbreaks.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    JenMom, Excellent point and this kind of disease and destruction of us humans and the wildlife that surrounds us always "moves in waves" across the globe after such Nuclear Radiation Contamination release events.. 🙁

    Problem we have created now with Nuclear Technology is that we can't stop the recent ones that have occurred.. so this "current disease and destruction wave" may never end.. 🙁

    A "False Nuclear Radiation Energy Signature" racing around the globe hurting/mutating/harming all it touches/contacts… 🙁

  • Nick

    For years, we have been fed tales about how global warming will impact polar bears, with no ice they will die of exhaustion, etc.

    Many in the global warming/climate change crowd have been ardent supporters of nuclear power generation.

    Me? I always have been leery of radiation's toxic legacy.

    Yeah, I get a little exited about climate change, but that ain't gonna kill us. It's the toxic crap industry spews daily into the environment that will.

    Why do you think "scientists" can't site radiation as a trigger for polar bear skin lesions?

    Follow the money.

    • mesa777

      No, there has not been any official reports released from the government to the cause of the problems to these animals, everyone is just assuming that the radiation effect has set in. I am one of those believers, however I can wait until more research has been completed to locate a target cause. However 75/1 I'm assuming radioactivity….. gw

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Seen the 2 headed sea ray fetus? Uranium mining byproduct? Fuku?

    http://news.yahoo.com/two-headed-ray-fetus-found-australia-154554974.html

  • mesa777

    Where the hell is CNN here? This story should be plastered all over the media! Oh, but I forgot, we don't want to ruin our supposedly recovering economy do we? Our government just wants you to all act as if nothing is wrong! Go out and buy a new car, take that vacation or buy that new house, blah blah blah! If people really new the truth about this disaster there would be riots in the major American cities as were next ….

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