Japan Newspaper: Sea creature disappears around Fukushima plant

Published: March 27th, 2013 at 8:34 am ET


Title: Rock shells disappearing on coast near Fukushima nuclear plant
Source: Asahi AJW
Date: March 27, 2013

A type of mollusk has disappeared from an area that stretches 30 kilometers along Fukushima Prefecture and includes the site of the crippled nuclear power plant, researchers said.

[...] usually ubiquitous rock shells [...]

“It will be necessary to conduct culture experiments to study how radioactive materials affect the habitat of rock shells,” said Toshihiro Horiguchi, a head researcher at NIES [...]

[...] generally widely distributed along Japanese coasts as far north as southern Hokkaido. [...]

According to the study, rock shells could not be found in 16 locations, including eight straight sites over 30 km from Futaba town, just north of the stricken nuclear plant, to Hirono [...]

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See also: Study: Significant decrease in abundance of Fukushima birds and butterflies as radiation levels increase -NYT

Published: March 27th, 2013 at 8:34 am ET


13 comments to Japan Newspaper: Sea creature disappears around Fukushima plant

  • PhilipUpNorth

    Rock shells are without doubt much smarter than the human beings who are still there.

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    • saltyfishlvr

      Much smarter! All sea life that can, will move, when their environment is no longer suitable for them to live in. Sadly, they will have to go a long, long way to find safety (if there is any left.)

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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Radioactive Boars And Deer (Still) Unfit To Eat 950 Miles From Chernobyl; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/radioactive-boars-and-deer-unfit-to-eat.html

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  • weeman

    All shellfish are water filters and get there nutrients from the water any contaminants in water are readily absorbed by organism, very important that shellfish for consumption comes from a clean source.

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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Who is testing for radiation in animals in Japan and other nations, after FUKU? Anyone?

    Chernobyl affected animals around the world. One generation of whole species of certain birds died off in the USA and other countries, globally.

    Deer and boar were extremely contaminated 1,000 miles from Chernobyl, to the point where they were unsafe to eat.

    Now we have FUKU, estimated to be 20-100 times worse than Chernobyl, with multiple reactor melt throughs, a criticality explosions, multiple spent fuel pool fires and explosions, plus 3 coriums, still active.

    How did at least some species of animals NOT get contaminated at least 1,000 miles away from FUKU?

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  • Mollusks are not all that's disappearing.

    Spotted damaged tail feathers on bird.

    Reviewing a recording from June 29, 2011 I noticed this bird's tail feathers looked severely damaged.

    It made me think that if high exposure causes skin problems on humans, I wonder what it does to birds. Feather loss? hmm…?

    A little more than 3 months after the meltdowns there were still many birds. But, were they healthy? Were they suffering?

    My screen shot video:
    Remembering the Birds

    –> There were many birds back then. NOT any more! :(

    Source Video:
    The Hitchcock-Edition
    - Fukushima 06292011

    [Filed yesterday in FORUM: Possible Fukushima-related Anomalies.]

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    • kakoa fox

      Are there really no more birds there? Do you live there? if so, Please tell me what it is really like there now we won't here that on the news and I am very curious. I just watched something Arnie Gunderson at the 3/11/13 conference, he said it was very contaminated in Tokyo. Where are you and what differences do you notice the most before/after. I am sorry for all everyone has had to go through.

      thank you and God Bless you

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  • Replacant Replacant

    These studies are important, as it's interesting that the live feeds don't have birds any more. It's harder to point something that isn't there than mutated animals, but since Fukushima released so much radiation it will most likely leave the populations of any organic life forms descimated.

    Are there any active water based monitoring that is Independant from governments? At this point Japan & the US have failed to provide any level of monitoring, radnet is unreliable.

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  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Must watch on this issue regarding animals in highly radioactive zones from Helen Cadicott's Conference:
    Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, University South Carolina
    Chernobyl, Fukushima and Other Hot Places: Biological Implications
    Click on Video for Day 1
    Scroll to what looks to be end of video. Then the Session Two video starts, Mousseau's part starts at around 21 minutes in.

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  • We Not They Finally

    Say, I can tell you how radioactivity affects rock shells. It obviously kills them!

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  • dosdos dosdos

    Mollusks don't evacuate an area, they die off.

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  • Kill Nuke is the only answer

    Kill Nuke now!

    and Visit the Nuke Pro. here is a handy radiation chart I made.


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