CNN: The Pacific has seen its fair share of weird recently — Bay in California “now a massive soup bowl” — “Miles of anchovies, mountains deep” — It’s like none ever recorded… Old timers have never seen anything like this — “We may be experiencing ‘global weirding'” (VIDEO)

Published: December 12th, 2013 at 9:26 am ET
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CNN, Dec. 11, 2013 (Transcript Excerpts):

Miguel Marquez, CNN: A feeding frenzy along the California coast — like none ever recorded.

Katherine Whitaker, marine researcher: In talking to the old timers, the fishermen who have been out here for 60 years, they’ve never seen anything like this.

Marquez: Monterey Bay now a massive soup bowl, as the locals call it. Feasting humpback whales that should have gone south months ago. What would keep whales like this here?

Whitaker: We’re talking about miles and miles of anchovies, mountains deep.

Marquez: And it’s not just whales, there are sea lions in droves, even killer whales. […]

Jim Covel, Monterey Bay Aquarium: One of my favorite sayings right now is we may be experiencing ‘global weirding’.

Marquez: The Pacific recently has seen its fair share of weird. An invasion of humboldts [squid] up and down the California coast. Sea lions calves this year dying off in worrying numbers. And in recent weeks disturbingly, sea stars from Alaska to San Diego wasting away, literally melting. […]

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Published: December 12th, 2013 at 9:26 am ET
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106 comments to CNN: The Pacific has seen its fair share of weird recently — Bay in California “now a massive soup bowl” — “Miles of anchovies, mountains deep” — It’s like none ever recorded… Old timers have never seen anything like this — “We may be experiencing ‘global weirding'” (VIDEO)

  • tsfw tsfw

    I am so enraged on so many levels after reading this that I should probably comment later but since I'm already here: FUCK YOU CNN!

  • Sawitree

    "a "fundamental and irreversible ecological transformation" not seen in millions of years as greenhouse gases and climate change already have affected temperature, acidity, sea and oxygen levels, the food chain and possibly major currents that could alter global weather"

    and

    Kelp forests such as those off the Northwest U.S. coast, along with corals, sea grasses, mangroves and salt marsh grasses, are threatened by the changes the oceans are undergoing, the report says. All of them provide habitat for thousands of species.

    The polar bear isn't the only polar mammal that faces an escalating risk of extinction, the report says; penguin and seal populations also are declining.

    "It's a lot worse than the public thinks," said Nate Mantua, an associate research professor at the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group.

    Mantua, who's read the report, said it was clear what was causing the oceans' problems: greenhouse gases. "It is not a mystery," he said.
    Source : http://phys.org/news197521399.html

    This report dates from 05/07-2010 : that is pre- Fukushima, no need to dump all the trouble the Oceans are facing today on that event alone.

    • ftlt

      Saw: The article from 2010 statement is still true and even yet primary post-FUFU…

      To reject all else, but FUFU, is sad and silly.. Every article that mentions other massive problems is not the ENEMY of you or the truth about FUFU…

      FUFU is there.. FUFU is horrible.. FUFU will not go away..

      All our oceans are under stress and worse worldwide..

      Same for the planet and the global body politic..

      None of our social or natural systems can cope with the abuses being hurled at them by the unchecked industrial/technological global capitalist's ever growing insatiable greed and this greed's "combined real outcomes" To include FUFUs..

      FUFU, while a major problem, is not the only problem… To only focus on FUFU is madness..

      One good thing about FUFU is, it is big and specific enough that it cannot be ignored.. It is not being ignored any worse than any of the other abuses being perpetrated by greed against the planet's health everyday..

      It is the day-to-day stuff that is the/our biggest threat – your car – your bottle water from France or winter peach from Chile – your dream trip to New Zealand (because, you are special) – your new faster bigger better brighter whatever – ETC… It is our demand for these things that is killing us and our human friendly biosphere… Our own buying into the program of greed and accumulation…

      FUFU is just a major symptom of a bigger problem..

      • m a x l i

        @ftlt, I agree with a lot of what you say. But I think you don't see one part of the big picture properly. You complain about people here supposedly "rejecting all else, but FUFU", while in reality this is about worldwide media "mentioning all else, but FUFU."

        Watch the CNN report. You see reporting about astonishing anomalies to life in the Pacific Ocean. Then you are fed with barrage of little hints to the possible causes. You will hear the words:

        food chain, weather, currents, climate, ocean temperature, climate shift, melting sea ice, jet stream, extreme weather events.

        You will see pictures of:

        fires, snow storms, a flood in Colorado, tornadoes, cold and snow in South Dakota, hurricanes.

        Is there something missing? You bet! It is totally predictable that they will never ever say the F-word (meaning Fukushima). I don't think it is more important to mention a flood in Colorado or snow in South Dakota to move towards possible explanations for massive sea-life anomalies in the Pacific Ocean than several molten-down nuclear reactors spewing tons of deadly 'itium and 'esium and 'ontium and 'onium and Whateverthefukium into exactly that ocean.

        You can find a lot of reporting like this in mainstream media. This omission of the F-word is not random. There is system behind it and it is intentional and misleading.

        • bo bo

          Yes the omission is exactly the thing that makes you wonder: how bad is it, when they can't even mention in passing, they can't even bring themselves to throw it in the big long list and pray that it gets drowned out.

          Reminder: what is also being omitted from that quick whirlwind tour of 'possible causes'

          Hanford and San Onofre.

          I call it Fukufordfre cocktail. I've just been noticing a lot of internet information scrubbing going on lately regarding Hanford in particular lately. Something has been unfolding there particularly in the past year.

          • bo bo

            And btw I meant to note this down on some thread yesterday when someone mentioned Philadelphia's drinking water was highest in radiation in the U.S. immediately post fuku. Why was Philadelphia, on the East coast, the highest immediately ? I do know west coast and east coast aren't that much different in terms if radiation fallout from the sky.. but it did make me wonder: already high radiation levels for years in Philly due to Three Mile Island (just that people had gotten desensitized to it) + fukushima = number 1 radiation levels in drinking water in U.S., easily achieved?

            • bo bo

              Typo – in terms of radiation fallout from the sky

            • zogerke zogerke

              And, writing from philly, we are also in fifty mile kill radius of limerick npp and peachbottom npp as well as tmi.

            • Bones Bones

              Philadelphia is disgusting and it was found at one of their water treatment plants. I highly suspect the medical industry or some other industry, dumping from a nuke plant?, I don't know but I don't believe that is related to Fukushima. It might have been me that said it because I live around here and when I saw that article on enenews I wasn't happy. I luckily don't drink any water source near there although I'm like an hr and a half drive from TMI. 🙂 My friend's dad also helped clean-up and bury the core of the one TMI reactor. It's all stored on site underground and he helped bury it so I think I found a treasure trove of info right under my nose the WHOLE TIME. lol

          • m a x l i

            @bo, there is one more possible (contributing) cause omitted apart from Fukushima, Hanford and San Onofre:
            I read or heard somewhere: Until some years ago they dumped lots of barrels with nuclear waste into the ocean near San Francisco. There were even soldiers on standby (or "swimby") shooting holes into the barrels when they didn't want to sink. I would have to search my brain thoroughly for the source of that info…

        • ftlt

          Max: It is not our job to worry about the knobs, gits and wanker sycophant hirelings in the media… It is our job to keep FUFU in perspective.. Hey, I pot shot at those in the Media too… The Brit Nuke PR handler bitch being one of my favs to target..

          I will agree FUFU has been under reported – 2 and 1/2 years of blackout or bold faced lies is more like it.. However, recently (regardless of the reasons) FUFU has broken through into public's and media's awareness again.. A really good thing…

          But, when we get a subject that may or may not be wholly related to FUFU.. It disturbs me that many here, welcome the chance to rush forward to place the entire blame for that problem on FUFU – often without any facts..

          This detracts from and undermines the wonderful and varied FUFU facts people do put forward on here IMO

          Let me be clear, I have little doubt that FUFU will massively add to the problems of the Pacific.. I'm just not clear if the recent problems are fully or even to a large extent FUFU driven nor are others who are far far far more informed than me in related ocean science …

          Many of those reporting are out to hide the FUFU event either.. Yeah, we have caught some at it.. But many, we have not found to have had an pro nuke agenda – they just lack answers is all.. That far to many posters on here (who have no facts) have set a tone that FUFU is the only answer – that is my concern..

          • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

            I understand what you're saying, but isn't the point of uploading the article here in the first place to show how CNN 'journalists' report mass die-offs of animals in the Californian Bay, yet the marine researcher being interviewed for the segment doesn't mention a very major piece of news like Fukushima – for one or more of the following 3 reasons: he and his team didn't bother to do their jobs and test the animal carcasses for radiation (like they're supposed to); or they did do their job, tested the animals/water and have something important to say but CNN 'journalists' being what they are, the smart people weren't asked about the possible implications of the mass deaths; or the researchers did do their jobs, tested for radiation, have something important to say but CNN 'news' being what it is propmtly edited the interview.

            I don't think ENEnewsers laying Fukushima as the blame for the worrisome phenomena in the video is really anything to be worried about; instead I would be worried about what isn't mentioned or asked in the report. Isn't it better to be safe then sorry? I personally see the Fukushima crisis as being a symbol of mankind's shitty attitude to nature in general. I think that if we win this one (somehow), we stand a chance at changing the apathetic and reckless global attitude we've been seeing for decades.

            • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

              Having said that, I'm just watching the Russian news at the moment.

              It's snowing in Israel for the first time in… avery long time.

              Also, 71mm of rain in 24hours. The leading religious leader in the nation has actually appealed to people to literally stop praying for rain. I shit you not.

              So yes, you're right. We should probably be thinking about global warming/climate change as well.

              • Bones Bones

                MWTP, I think you are spot on with your post above. We criticize because they NEVER EVEN MENTION FUKUSHIMA. And seriously, when you have something affecting the ENTIRE western coast of North America, and all these new articles about strange behavior and mass die-offs (In record numbers might I add.) all coincide with the plumes speed and distribution throughout the ocean and it's different depths. To not mention Fukushima as a probable cause and research it, is pure IDIOCY.

    • Socrates

      Tell that to people who do not believe in evolution. Greenhouse gasses include more than CO2. Methane releases from trapped sources.

      Big changes are here already.

      Sun cycles and ozone holes and toxic chemicals and radiation. A perfect storm….

      Many birds are flying north instead of south this winter. If activities of mankind were eliminated the problem would be simplified.

      • Bones Bones

        Thank you for some common sense on global warming or cooling or change I guess. There are many, many, many factors that affect our climate and co2 barely registers. You have to be naive to think co2 is our demise. Like you said, much more potent greenhouse gases in greater amounts and poisonsous chemicals, solar activity, our poles are even changing and global warming has nothing to do with that. I'm not worried about another ice age, or beach front property, I'm worried about these plants and Fukushima. So as weather gets increasingly violent and more frequent, regardless of the reason and I really doubt co2 alone it makes no sense, these nuke plants are at an even GREATER RISK. So, nuclear must be stopped. Can you stop the climate to let these plants run? Is that what you want? Or should we do the logical thing and shut all the plants down? THAT is where I focus my energy. Not a politically hijacked "environmental" movement. It's all funded by political groups, whereas anti-nuke and anti-fracking things that affect us here and now and for millenia and they get zero support. The only politics with nuclear is those with the plants and the owners of those people and their constant propaganda and theft of taxpayer money to keep them going and just build them in the first place.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        The high methane levels and greenhouse gas emissions from the nuclear energy cycle are of course concerning.

        Socrates, I'm glad you mentioned the birds flying north this winter. Posted on the Forum recently I have been watching THOUSANDS of geese migrating northward instead of southward, this winter.

        Something is definitely throwing the balance of nature out of whack. Things just aren't normal.

        I wish the scientists and researchers would get over their giddiness at seeing all these sea creatures present in such high numbers.

        They need to begin to ask why such an unprecedented event is taking place, and why it might be happening. It's not just an "opportunity" to see all kinds of sea creatures in one place.

        At least there was one comment about the dying sea lion pups and melting starfish ….

        • Socrates

          Did you get my email?

          I would enjoy your stories no doubt.

          The starfish die-offs have pointed to a bacterium or virus. That is according to those who study it. Radiation does not help immunity.

        • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

          Is it possible to get you opinion on why the birds are travelling/migrating in the direction thy're migrating in?

          I'm quite interested in the specific implications of their migratory patterns with respect to Fukushima.

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    Leave it to CNN to relegate these stories to the humour section.

    • Cisco Cisco

      Referring to the huge numbers of whales and other sea creatures some not seen in 60 years by resident fisherman, the reporter said in closing, "It's an experience that might be once in a lifetime."

      That shill reporter actually accurately got it right, because by next year they will be gone as will their human spectators and neighbors.

      SSDD!

    • Tung Jen Tung Jen

      Why do I need to know this shit? Why do I have to check out enenews to throw salt on my wounds? To feel the emptiness in my gut? Why do I have to read about the birth of a child in tokyo, to hear that my friends the child's parents are too busyto leave just yet. Why do I have to watch a hair replacement commercial before CNN talks about a once in a lifetime event? Can't turn away… What happened to my filter…. see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. How did my programming get so messed up!

    • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

      They finish with a cheery 'It's an experience that might be once in a lifetime'.

      You better hope so CNN, for your sake as well as everyone else on the planet. Let's hope it's just an anomoly and not the beginning of the end for a major source of food and industry.

  • Alpha1

    We are experiencing a safe harbor to feed before death, last supper of the species as the Pacific is truly dying and there is no safe place for these creatures to eat the last supper no Global Weirding!!!!

    • Sickputer

      +311 Cisco and Alpha1 🙂

      This is the last gasp for these creatures. The news reporter so blithely discussed the billions of melted starfish ("warming water), and the dead seals.

      Starfish have no blood system. Their vascular system is seawater. Coursing through their bodies is a radioactive "soup" from Fukushima Daiichi.

      Scientists have known for fifty years that a single massive out of control nuclear complex gushing forever into air and sea can and will kill billions of life forms, humans included. That event is in motion.

      Wake up you laughing whale watchers who take your innocent children out on boats to have contaminated strontium-90 spray hit your children's face. You are killing your own children with exposure to bone and blood cancer. You are ignorant naked apes who will not survive this Future Shock.

      But why should I care for your ignorance? For nearly 3 years since Armageddon blew up in Japan I have experienced no competition buying South American foods and deep spring waters.

      I can't stop the murderers who propagate this toxic industry that threatens all life on the planet. Your fascist leaders lie to you in the kindly Big Brother manner ("we must avert public panic") and say all is fine when clearly things are rapidly descending into global extinction of lifeforms.

      Goodbye Monarch butterflies, goodbye starfish, sardines, salmon, seals, polar bears, whales. Like the passenger pigeon it is the end of a species. We are next.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Sickputer, we are considering moving somewhere inland in the U.S. You're in Texas, correct? May I ask in which part (generally) do you live? How much rainfall do you have?

        From where do air currents come during the various seasons there? (Have noticed a lot of air flow comes down from states Northward from mid- to east-Texas, at least during the winter.

        Wouldn't want to live downwind of a lot of midwest nuke plants. But also not too close to the Pantex Plant, and facilities in So. Nevada, Carlsbad NM, Sandia Labs, Los Alamos.

        But it's also not comforting to think of living downwind of Arkansas and all the midwest nuke plants, esp. the ones on the New Madrid Fault Line.

        What, in your opinion, is a relatively safe area?

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Also used to love the four corners area: New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. But now that's off the table. So are Kentucky and Tennessee, sadly.

          • Discordian

            HoTaters, central Georgia is still fairly quiet, rad-wise, and on a recent vacation to the North Carolina coast, my Geiger counter registered a remarkable 9 cpm.

            But of course, GA is surrounded by NPPs, so it won't last for long.

            • SadieDog

              Come on down to GA! We got peanuts, catfish, grits, sweet tea and you can literally buy land within 1 mile of a NPP. Why do you think those Vidalia onions are so sweet? You're right I'm surrounded.

        • Sickputer

          Sorry HT. Without email notifications of a followup it is hard to check back on posts. Like anne I work several jobs post retirement and my wife since 311 suffered a heart attack, five internal operations, cancer, and looking at thyroid surgery in the spring. She knows of Fukushima, but does not practice as religiously safe exposure, food and drink habits as me. Some of her medical issues are pre-Fukushima, others are not.

          We are at 1,700 feet elevation 140 miles west upwind in Texas from Comanche Peak NPP. Not a direct wind path from Los Alamos, but everyone in the south get a dose from their dust.

          Annual Rainfall is less than 25 inches, snowfall less than 5 inches, and around 68 days of rainfall per year.

          Biggest advantage is having the Rockies as a barrier to a lot of the fallout from Japan. Second advantage is multiple store access to cheap fruits and vegetables from the Rio Grande Valley, Central and South America.

          But like everywhere else in America the true air fallout rates are high since 311, so obviously the troposphere is saturated with Fukushima radiation. There is no safe haven in the Northern Hemisphere, but the west coast of North America or anywhere west of the north to south mountain ranges are at much higher risk. I think Hawaii and Alaska are even worse bioaccumulators.

          Time will tell…it took about ten years before scientists spilled the beans on open air nuclear bomb fallout of strontium-90 fallout killing humans (1953-1963).

      • Cisco Cisco

        SP…dead on! *pun intended

      • alasanon

        Sickputer,
        Thanks for always sounding so insightful and tuned in… I, too, seemed to be the only person in my vicinity who was being mindful about the dangers and really worried for the Japanese people & children… I could NOT understand how most people had dismissed it as already resolved, not a concern…

        Well, I've watched a number of peers fall ill…mysterious things.. nosebleeds after travel to Tokyo (against my staunch advice!)…sudden overwhelming autoimmune disease… a number of deaths…heart conditions…cancers…neurological disorders–like strange vertigo & migraines suddenly causing an otherwise healthy woman friend to take leave from work…

        Yet, when I made strong suggestions, passed on info, and urged them to seek help, it did not seem to register!??…

        I really don't know what the cause is exactly, but the number of these conditions seems notable.

        I took precautions (although I should do more) and my health is really good–no issues. I feel fine, but I'm noticing that quite a few people are not faring so well??…

        I also think it's a mental wellness issue, too. I really have to have my values, humor, creativity and lots of spirituality in tandem, especially now, more than ever.

        Keep on keeping on!..

  • Proton

    Monterey Bay, California; A moment of sanctuary.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Miguel Marquez..is a midweight CNN plant..
    Said a little this and that..during the Iraqi war.
    Famous for getting beat up in Bahrain.

    He needs to report on a meeting that..he was willing to swim a river for..

    George Casey Makes Case to Showbiz Crowd for U.S. Engagement
    Sept 20 2013

    http://variety.com/2013/scene/news/general-george-casey-hollywood-syria-1200654444/

    Oh..do tell us what Jonathan Glickman..thinks and do tell us..what the entertainment industry thinks..and what the hell business it is of theirs..
    Oh ..do tell.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS.OT.
    I feel flamey..controversial..

    ISRAEL'S SECRET WAR AGAINST NORTH KOREA!

    http://www.tomatobubble.com/israel_northkorea.html

    Scroll down to admire Glickman's shiny face.

  • ftlt

    I'm beginning to see many are so focused on FUFU on here that they are beginning to see backwards.. Or worse nothing else..

    Time to come up for air, gang…

    Everyone who says something in the news/media/online is not a TEPCO or IAEA hireling lickspittle..

    Every thing wrong in the oceans is not about or caused by FUFU..

    Yes, FUFU effects on the oceans will be horrible – BUT, IT AIN'T THE ONLY PROBLEM!!!!

    I really believe, the people who are investigating the wildlife weirdings on the Pacific coast are aware and concerned about the influences of FUFU and they are not ruling FUFU out for any sinister reason.. They just lack information on the FUFU radiation impact/s and they do know, there exists other terribly unhealthy issues as well concerning the ocean's health.. One that must not be ruled out either..

    Calm down…

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Calm down.. This is just 'another day at the mill'.
      Fired up..?
      Wait for it…

    • KidIcarus KidIcarus

      You must be new here.

      We are all pretty calm, just angry.

      Yes, there are other things going on.

      But the people who have gathered here are specifically concerned with Fukushima. There are probably hundreds of other sites dealing with other apocalyptic and pressing issues.

      But here, yes, we typically discuss the news items through the lens of Fukushima.

      And believe you me, this story is connected to Fukushima.

      • bo bo

        The emotions come in waves and cycles. .. watch, just as you thought you have achieved fukushima-zen-acceptance, the denial / anger / sadness / bargaining etc will start all over again.

        ftlt has been here much longer than you and I

        • Tung Jen Tung Jen

          Stay calm, Be Brave, Wait for the sign .. got to love "the Dead Dog Cafe'. I've seen the signs, several from Japan, Canada and a road trip through the US to get to Belize. Fukushima was the straw that broke the camels back….

          • bo bo

            Thanks tung jen
            I hope you are well in belize
            I have been pondering south america but have my cats and my partner who understands but doesn't really believe me

            • Tung Jen Tung Jen

              No problem can bring cats! I have the same problem with my japanese husband he really can't handle knowing… I think what it comes down to is that I feel we haven't time to put it on the back burner and he likes to procrastinate.

              • bo bo

                My cat bo, in pic… he acts all proud like he's king but actually so sensitve and can't even handle a short car ride and throws up and passes out… 🙁

                Sorry enenewsfor digressing… I stop the personal stuff here

          • Meekins

            Oh wow, that is just a terrifying way to say it. If you have some time, would you mind elaborating a little bit?

            This is my first post. I signed up because this is the first "community" that I've ever liked, on the internet.
            Anyway, thanks.

        • Tung Jen Tung Jen

          I agree with you Bo, been going through that cycle on a regular bases. Anger sometimes gets the best of me, but that feels so much better than the sadness.

          Good News, I think I finally figured out how posting works on here, not bad for two years practice. One question, how do you keep track of your own postings and any personal responses?

          • bo bo

            I don't think there is one… 🙁
            Someone said keep that window with that page open, then create another enenews page to keep on moving forward… but I comment so much I can never keep track

          • Sickputer

            TJ typed these pixels of light:

            "Good News, I think I finally figured out how posting works on here, not bad for two years practice. One question, how do you keep track of your own postings and any personal responses?"

            SP: Try Google search, the search function here on the site is not useful at all.

            Type in your username and the word enenews in the Google Search box, then the drop down arrow beside More and select Search tools and then drop down arrow under Any time to select your criteria. Usually takes 36-48 hours for Google spiderbots to archive your latest posts.

            Bot searches are becoming huge in Internet traffic…mostly for the good, some for the bad:

            http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25346235

      • ftlt

        Kid: I have been here since day 2 or 3 or so of FUFU… Signed in month or so thereafter…

        Enenews has been a FUFU info treasure.. As have been many of the posters – even ones, I've criticized for their over exuberance and over focus at times

        What I'm saying is from reading almost everyday for going on 3 years now..

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      @ftlt- Agreed that Fuku is not the only problem. However, just like when you have a truck with a towing capacity of 10K lbs, you may be able to get away with towing 12K lbs, but if you load another 40K lbs you will blow the tranny.

      Fuku has blown the tranny of the ocean….giving that final load of poison that cannot be cleansed. We are not talking about trash…we are talking about radionuclides that will be in the environment for thousands of years.

      The earth in general has been destroyed from all directions. Just sayin….

      • ftlt

        NBO: I disagree… Yes, FUFU is now a good part of the ugly total…

        But still, I don't see it as the worst of things happening right now… ManMade climate change, general pollution (all nuclear too) and resource depletion for our industrial/techno age lifestyles are still yet bigger issues IMO..

        Again, again, again… FUFU is a tragic, horrible and irreversible event that will cause 10s of millions to suffer and die along with billions/trilllions of other creatures..

        And I am thoroughly anti-nuclear everything..

        I support the energy of those fighting out loud on here at Enenews… Just not the stupidity of overreacting to the point of not thinking things through…. The ? + 1 + ? = 3 without-a-doubt mentality/logic that is so prevalent on here at times..

        FUFU is survivable.. Super Ugly, but survivable IMO… By the survivable, I mean as a life form on this planet

        The total of the above even – without FUFU – probably will NOT be survivable… FUFU is just a big standout easy-to-point-to example of what we are doing to ourselves…

        FUFU is a poster child – if you will..

        I worry, that an all encompassing FUFU "cult of personalty" type of thinking has crept into peoples views here to the exclusion of all else… NOT GOOD!!!

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          ftlt, we/some of us may survive this one you call Fufu and each one (Nuclear Power Plant) that blows up in the near future certainly will end all life on this planet. 🙁

          As Jebus stated (we are) the whole is the sum of its parts.. 🙁

          We see the future, we are the future, and the future is today! 🙁

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    KTLA news in Los Angeles had a report this morning by their entertainment reporter who was in Long Beach Harbor on a whale watching boat reporting on the whale migration.

    The ship's captain said the amount of whales, along with the diversity (Orca's, gray, sperm…) was very rare, especially the amount, and that close in to shore.

    I guess this is just another "rare" sighting…nothing to see here….nothing to worry about. Keeping moving along, and make sure to visit the gift shop on the SS Titanic to get a commemorative pin of the year the Pacific Ocean died.

    Peace-

    • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

      Whales in the harbor? Wow, that sure is 'weird'! Can everyone stop 'weirding me out' already? I can't handle this global weirding!

      Ahhh…. CNN – better than SNL.

  • weeman

    You will never be able to point to one source and it is multiple factors that will break the humpbacked whales back.
    The oceans are the biggest carbon sinks in the world and as levels rise so does the ph factor and most creatures in ocean are invertebrates and what does acidic water do to calcium, eats it.
    The ocean needs to be in a certain ph range, very important. Are radioactive isotopes acidic, don't know?

  • "a massive soup bowl" – Marquez

    IMO – The planet earth is a really 'massive soup bowl'. 😉

    The *'butterfly effect' in action.
    With regard to Fukushima's 3 Nuclear Meltdowns it's logarithmic, exponential and nonstop!

    * "In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependency on initial conditions in which a small [or large] change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect

  • Lion76 Lion76

    I love how they just mention "sea lions dying in droves" as a quick aside.

  • w29r7 w29r7

    I'm starting to keep track of pages with rich text format .rtf ;
    labelling with dates above each links.
    That way you can clink on the link (in rtf, MicroSoft),
    and set it to jump to the browswer you want to go.

    Better than bookmark for me, for now. Bookmark is already huge.

  • Nick

    Can't wait to read the reports by school children who are tasked with studying marine life.

    Just how will we explain these weird things to our children?

    Ummmm….well Johnny the Ocean is too warm and the animals are trying to find cooler water close to shore…..

    errrr….Sardines do this everynow and then, so that's why all the other animals are around feeding on them…

    Why can't I go swimming, Dad? And how come your eyes are misty and red, are you okay?

    • Meekins

      Nick: "Can't wait to read the reports by school children who are tasked with studying marine life".

      Well said. I'm curious what the word will be once we get some honest people on this. I feel like something huge is going to break, soon, like a real show stopper.

  • Kashiko Kashiko

    Well at least it's obvious who controls CNN. It's always good to know who is and who isn't on your side.

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    Coastal contamination will reach a critical lethal dose level within the next 5 months. The bloom of life off the coast will abruptly cease to exist. The microbial life will also begin to decay creating massive methane releases. All due to a huge wave of underwater contamination that has not ceased since the accident began. Marine life does not behave this way because it chooses too. It does so because abundance of food from dead material has sent the ecosystem into chaos. The particles are going to be severe and awful as the coast turns red with the recent increase of feeding. Die offs of an unimaginable scale are about to occur and the fools will always wonder why if they can't connect the dots to 3 melted cores and an atmospheric deposit in the nuclear bank of Pacific Life.

    • Cisco Cisco

      Grampybone…Aggressive forecast you proffer. "Die offs of an unimaginable scale are about to occur".

      An algae and plankton die off will consume massive stores of oxygen, putting further pressure on the ecosystem. In the process. the decaying life forms will release millions of tons of CO2. The Pacific is in a death spiral and your suppositions are valid.

      This is one prediction that gains no satisfaction for being right?

      • Grampybone Grampybone

        "We and I find no pleasure in being correct about Grampybone's death." When the Pacific ocean ceases to provide food for itself it cannot possibly feed the 1 billion people reliant on it. The Co2 is basically a footnote to the amounts of Methane that is being released from dead protozoan life. When plankton die, sardines and anchovies bloom. Dead zones force once plentiful lifeforms to migrate and feed where there is abundance. Starfish corpses are nutrient rich and have mineral compounds that sustain small fish. When one system collapses and sends others into a frenzy in nature, it is a sign of decline for one of the two species. When multiple species show these events…it's a sign of ecological collapse.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    You are very wise! 🙂

  • Ontological Ontological

    Weirdness is a very lame word for this tragedy Stupidity is more like the word needed for this impossible outrage!

    • Discordian

      Another one of those childish words used to deflect the true impact from the zombie hoards. Shh! Don't stir them or upset their illusion of comfort!

      This is more awful than anyone can take.

  • own_quality

    No one can deny that perhaps the greatest "experiment" in the history of the human age is taking place. What happens when you dump massive and unprecedented quantities of highly radioactive materials into the ocean continuously and endlessly? Let's run this experiment on an ocean that is already stressed perhaps to a tipping point with high CO2 and methane, warming temps, and chemical pollution. I think we are only in the beginning of this experiment. Unfortunately the experiment cannot be stopped if the outcome turns out to be horrific.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Fukushima: Oceanographers Model Impact on the Pacific
    12/11/2013

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/11/1261950/-Fukushima-Oceanographers-Model-Impact-on-Pacific

    "Do with the data and projections what you will, per any possible protections you may wish to institute for yourself and your loved ones based on reality instead of nuclear fairy fantasies. The dangers will be with us essentially forever, so people do need to take some things under consideration about how – and where – they will live their lives for the next 7-10 generations or more. There are effective ways to diminish exposures, avoid exposures, and even mitigate exposures. None of these things can be done if the fact that exposures are happening is denied in toto, or 'authoritatively' pronounced to be inconsiderable.

    Best of luck to all of us, and Merry Christmas!"

    Thank you.. Daily Kos…Happy Holidays

  • Meekins

    Fukushima represents humanity, the psychopathic politicians that sold this planet, but had no right. Some people look to these psychopaths to keep them and their children safe.
    Money, power, fame and peer one-upmanship, I think that about spells it out.
    How can a human be so superficial as to be in on the destruction of all that we know? What is worth killing your own children?
    I am filled with hate, and that's not what I want to be about.

    • ManWithThePlan ManWithThePlan

      I sometimes see some of the more extreme conservatives on the internet say that my generation is too soft, we don't know hardship, lack a backbone/responsibility and that we all need a good war to set us straight – something along those lines (fortunately my puny naive Gen Y brain can't handle reading large slabs of text). Well this is my generations 'war', the only thing different about it is it's an socio-economic-environmental war. Like in WWI and II, I only foresee losers and a couple of big winners, but the world will change in the long run, hopefully for the better now that at least some of us 'future leaders' are awake.

      Those are my optimistic 'two cents'.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NUCLEAR RADIATION EXTERMINATING LIFE . . .

    Happening now, in front of our eyes.

    Daily.

    Growing.

    Never ending.

  • 4Yahshua

    12~13~5995 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"

    "And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come,and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear Thy Name, small and great; and SHOULDEST DESTROY THEM THAT DESTROY THE EARTH." Revelation 11:18

    The BIBLE = Best Instructions Before Leaving Earth!

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