Fox News: Humans to be affected by what’s killing California sea lions? Would be sad if it’s because of Fukushima disaster (VIDEO)

Published: April 29th, 2013 at 11:12 am ET


Title: What is killing sea lion pups?
Source: Fox News
Date: April 28, 2013

Anchor: What’s killing the sea lions? […] Now marine biologist are trying to determine what has gone wrong and if it could affect us, humans.

Expert: […] By investigating causes into things that are impacting them we do a lot of times get information that in turn could impact us. We eat a lot of the same fish species, we are using the ocean in similar ways. So what we learn from them definitely does play into our health.

Reporter: […] Could it be radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant that had a meltdown back in 2011?

Anchor: Wow that would be astounding and sad certainly.

Watch the broadcast here

Published: April 29th, 2013 at 11:12 am ET


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56 comments to Fox News: Humans to be affected by what’s killing California sea lions? Would be sad if it’s because of Fukushima disaster (VIDEO)

  • pcjensen

    not to forget the recent report that identifies SONGS as a likely culprit

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      The seawater along the West Coast travels south, due to the Longshore Current. The San Onofre radioactive effluent travels south, towards San Diego and Mexico. I wouldn't suggest eating any seafood from down there, and the surfers are all screwed. Notice no one has done a study on rad sickness rate increases south of SONGS? The wind blows in all directions, but not enough on its' own to cause the collapse of the sea lion population.

      Now, the crap coming out of Hanford hits the Pacific Ocean at Portland, then makes a left hand turn. The West Coast has been getting that stuff since the very beginning. That's part of it.

      The fact is, the sea lions are experiencing something horrible – which we all suspect is Fukushima radiation – only within the last couple of years. Yes, seafood has been declining for many years, due to overfishing. But the massive collapse of the Pacific marine foodchain has all occurred after 3/11.

      And that news anchor has already been 'spoken' to, if he even has a job next week. Any 'off-script' mention of Fukushima will not be tolerated.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Humans wonder if the largest release of the most toxic stuff, could possibly affect sea life and -light bulb goes on- their own pathetic egocentric lives. This raises the question if the old nuclear test releases have already made people such retards.

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    "Anchor: Wow that would be astounding and sad certainly."

    More like; Wow, I thought that we weren't suppose to talk about that.


      brilliant bwoodfield…

    • "…we weren't suppose to talk about that." [anchor.. thinking]

      That's most definitely 'the look' on his face.

      I would be surprised if this video remains available long.

      Dominic Di-Natale, (the reporter), is a courageous hero. +1

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    I saw the live cast on Sunday, could it been caused from Japan's non stop RAD's? That what should had been ask & also all the RAD's around SONGS that has been reported by you tubers up & down the coast! We have no real reporters, they are own by the big banks! If you edon't believe it watch todays, it will open your eyes to what we are facing in the coming months. Look at Cyprus Bail in's & that is what the USA will see very soon!

  • atkins1999 atkins1999

    Does anybody forget that San Onofre plant had a release of radioative steam from defective tubing? They had to decontaminate the plant wouldnt they? Where do you think they dump the water from decontamination? What is next to this plant….Please extrapolate the easiest method of disposal?

    • Anthony Anthony

      Good point. Maybe SONGS is more doomed than they realize or are letting on about? Maybe that is an explanation for what is seen with the sea lions and dolphin congregation?


        not dismissing atkins1999 thoughts, Anthony, but I'm more partial to what you're pointing to. It's likely we're now experiencing a 'crash' within the biosphere, that was not exclusive to Fukushima but more-likely accelerated by it. So, what we thought might've been visited upon us in a hundred years, is now knocking (loudly) on our front door…

        • Anthony Anthony

          Agreed. Tipping point, cumulative and combination situations all coming to a head. I wonder what has happened since with the dolphins? It just seems odd they would do such a thing and then simply go back to life as usual, right? They are smart ones in the sea and if we could tap into them we might learn something important.


            hell Anthony. Humans have a hard enough time listening to each other, let alone other species…

            • Anthony Anthony

              I stand corrected!!! You are right, what I'm pitching as a good concept is probably viewed and received by the dolphins as more of a curse than a blessing! Its a matter of perspective and you and they are probably right! We would only end up wrecking what is great about their own perfection. They sure don't need us. But we do owe them their world back.


                Besides Anthony, when they discover they're not the only cognitive machines on this planet, they'll have to eliminate them…that much faster. Alpha monkeys are like that…

                • Anthony Anthony

                  Pod of orca whales follows boat, stuns divers
                  By Lindsay Jolivet | Daily Buzz – 5 hours ago


                  (like its was sent to prove a point….)

                  • amberlight amberlight

                    Somebody please give that moron doing the irritating voice-over and lame jokes a job mopping up at Daiichi or Hanford. I bailed on the video when he started the obnoxious rap about Cousteau. Ruined an otherwise fascinating story.

                    • Anthony Anthony

                      Knowing animals, I thought the images were both awesome and terrifying. Those whales at anytime could miscalculate or over-jump and land into the boat for sure! Other thing about orcas is their intelligence and determination in the hint mode. As I watched, I couldn't help the feeling that the whales were not just playing as it seemed and were instead trying to get a closer look or bite of the humans on board. Like in the gaze of a tiger.

                    • Anthony Anthony

                      Sorry – **hunt mode**

                  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

                    Well I didn't bail! Seeing those orcas wake surfing was fantastic! Thanks for the find and the post. Even if we have poisoned the planet so badly that this can't last much longer, it is great to see the natural play of these amazing, beautiful creatures.

                    It is sad that we are killing all this.

  • Anthony Anthony

    So then we or **they** have to think about this and take action. If the Fuku emissions ALREADY are TOXIC to the sea life (sea lions) then MORE emissions is an undesirable or FATAL decision. Following this train of thought, then Japan HAS to figure out a way to CONTAIN to the best of their abilities the contaminated waters that are coming from their plant. On behalf of the people of the world it becomes willfully criminally negligent for the Japanese Govt to continue to permit TEPCO to increase the contamination as they have DISCLOSED already. They have said they will be letting outflows to the Pacific. I think it is upon them and the govt to create massive lakes or other on land containment of these contaminants.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Anthony, they are committing suicide. Much of their food comes from the sea. It is insanity to the highest degree.

    • We Not They Finally

      They've probably already DONE it. You think that their style is to give advance warning? If they are talking about it, they've already DONE it. This is just a big, "Why it's o.k." or even "Why it's been necessary." By now (poor planning, negligence, out-of-their-control, whatever), they've already DONE it, or they would not even be mentioning it. This is just the sales pitch as to why we should BUY it.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Sad..yes..more than sad.
    Scientifically plausible…yes.

    • Anthony Anthony

      The only way out from here is to work with the science we can. We need to spare as many lives, human and non-human as we can.

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        "Work with the science" is a concept whose time has passed: GE and others gave us the 'science', and, "wherever you go, there you are". is the fatal result we are facing. We can't 'think' our way out of this disaster, and what does "spare as many lives…as we can" really mean?

        The growing contamination and resulting illnesses will soon, or within the next 1-2-3 years, force us into new, non-political, non-financial realizations, to wit, in my humble estimation, that we will need to face up to, finance, and then construct Novarka-type arch-domes, in which to live, and farm in, in the only remaining manner in which to exist while avoiding otherwise permanent ELE atmospheric contamination.

        My grandchildren won't have zip codes, but rather 'dome codes'…

  • Cisco Cisco

    Slowly the story about Fukushima contamination of the US is leaking out. Let's see how the nuclear industry, it's apologists and shills fend off this round of information.

    If you search Google News with "fukushima", here are the 3 lead articles:

    1. "Fukushima radiation affects West Coast new child births"
    Canadian National Newspaper – ‎4 hours ago‎

    "More than two years after the incident at Fukushima, people are still facing the danger of a radiation apocalypse. It is not only the Western Seaboard of North America that is facing frequent threats regularly but the entire Northern Hemisphere which …
    Earthweek – A Diary of the Planet"

    2. "Fukushima's Catastrophic Aftermath: The Dangers of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation"
    Center for Research on Globalization – ‎Apr 27, 2013‎

    “Should the public discover the true health cost(s) of nuclear pollution, a cry would rise from all parts of the world and people would refuse to cooperate passively with their own death."

    3. "Fukushima: California rainwater manifests radiation poison symptoms"
    Canadian National Newspaper – ‎Apr 27, 2013‎

    "The Fukushima Nuclear disaster changed people's perspective of nuclear energy. It even forced some countries to stop pursuing Nuclear Energy, like in the case of Italy."

  • combomelt combomelt

    Astounding?? More like ass-tounding. I cant stand it anymore! Get your heads out of there!!!! People are dumber than trout.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Seems the scientists aren't allowed to reveal any data connected with radiation from Fukushima Daiichi. Helen Caldicott and a few others are the only ones bold enough to say anything.

    • bwoodfield bwoodfield

      Not just Fukushima. Scientists are gagged by the energy companies all the time to avoid damaging profits. Its only in instances like this were the effect is too large to keep a lid on it. But even now that the "rad-waves" have begun to hit the west coast US and Canada, the main stream media has very little to say about it.

      A friend of mine, after visiting San Francisco in February, started throwing up and feeling nauseous all the time. She went to the doctor and found out that she has developed lesions in her stomach. She had a biopsy done and they aren't cancerous but will have to continually keep getting them checked.

  • fill er up

    dont eat seafood, swim in the ocean or drink desalinized ocean. oh wait and dont breathe in the air

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Don't eat, don't drink, don't breath! When I finally realized the all-pervading totality of this, I quite simply said, "Oh the Hell with it! I'm lucky. I'm 80. I've lived my life. I can't be bothered trying to avoid <strike>all the things</strike> which are dangerous and killing us, I just went back to eating what I want and like.

      At first I was careful. But now it (the nuclear death) is ubiquitous, all pervasive, everywhere. There is little or no avoiding it. Sashimi, raw tuna and wasabi — here I come!

  • nuknomore nuknomore

    What is really sad is that the whole world is NOT screaming about this..Like this woman says what effects the oceans effect us.. We get apron 70% of our oxygen from the ocean.. When we kill off the ocean we are killing us.. Even if not one human on land was effected by radiation in the air.. The ocean is crucial to our existence.
    Its just amazing how money and those with the most of it.. Get away with treating the earth and all life on it any way they please.
    This planet belongs to every single life form on it.. Now and in the future.. Not just the rich and powerful.

  • fill er up

    fox is suddenly in the news business?


      beautiful fill er up…

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      Or is it an attempt to marginalize the issue by slipping it out through FOX? How many people would be opposed to the idea just because it was broadcast on that network? Think chess.

      • We Not They Finally

        Most people would not even know unless they were WATCHING that network and SPPORTED that network. Though nice try….

        • 16Penny 16Penny

          Many people who do not subscribe to the views of that network are aware of many of the positions they pass on to those who do subscribe to the regular programming. fill er up demonstrated the point I was making. I am not saying his/her assessment or the sarcasm was off the mark. These news outlets are tools that are being used to divide the population and preoccupy them with superfluous arguments.

          My goal was to bring attention to a loose thread I noticed hanging off the fabric of our current reality. I am merely suggesting that we should consider the motivations behind the source and the motivations of the news handlers.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

            TY 16Penny. I feel the same way about all the talk of false flag suggestions. The aim of terrorism is to terrorize everyone, and what better way to create paranoia and fear and division but to carry out a terror attack and then call it a false flag.

            Most people have to tune out everything to avoid insanity and to keep on living.

  • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

    Sad. Sad? SAD! It's a little more than that. Just wait until your whole family, children, grandchildren die of cancer or heart attack. And it's not just Fukushima. It's all the nuclear testing that went on (most by the U.S.) Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, as well as Fukushima. All that radiation still circles the globe and affects everyone. Nuclear power plants still belch out vile pollution. And the Atomic Safety Licensing Board still votes to build more. Why are we paying them? They just rubber stamp these.

    I drove over to the West coast today. Only one pelican (very small) where there once were 50 or 60, very few shorebirds, one or two anhingas that appeared to be in bad health. Naturally I could not eat seafood–BP has ruined the entire Gulf of Mexico and all its seafood. Ruined all the businesses such as restaurants and motels that once thrived along the shore. But FORWARD everyone. Not backward to prosecution.

  • CB CB

    FOX sucks too including Shepard Smith. What a tool. Go fox yourself! What a bunch of bull crap kardashian who is who propaganda! Enjoy your money you piece of shits.

  • amberlight amberlight

    When it all becomes obvious even to the most brainwashed, those responsible will be protected from prosecution or litigation. They will make sure of that, just as the pharmaceutical industry is protected from lawsuits even when gross negligence or willful injury from their drugs can be proven.

    I'm still visiting the elder parent who eats up the MSM pap every day. I stopped by the teevee today to watch several minutes of Anderson Cooper discussing in depth the "news" that some jock came out as gay, wondering when they were going to get around to reporting on something consequential like, oh, the fact that we are two thin, decaying layers of steel away from a catastrophic, life-changing blow-out in the Pacific Northwest.

    • gnomesang gnomesang

      what i find chilling is for GE to make money from their nuclear medical division when everyone starts getting sick. boycott those pricks now!

      • We Not They Finally

        GE would not even care. The tax code is so rigged in their favor, that they pay nothing. And where they do operate, it is often monopolies. Boycotts did used to matter. Now education matters the most, to develop strategies to deal with these corporate monsters at all.

  • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

    My "educated" guess would be that the phytoplankton and zooplankton are being killed off by the radioactive waste. As the phytoplankton and zooplankton are at the bottom of the food chain, this could explain one problem. A more important and more likely cause of the deaths of the sea lions, among other creatures, is that there is a lowered oxygen capacity in the water due to the phytoplankton and the zooplankton being killed off. Plankton produces more oxygen than anything else in the world, including trees. If there isn't enough oxygen in the water to support life, there is nothing left to happen other than to slowly suffocate all life in the sea, and then all life on the rest of the planet. Oxygen depletion and inability to replace the oxygen with plankton will lead to a global biosphere collapse, which I believe is happening. Look to all the animals that give us warning signs about pollution and what they are doing. I don't really think there is anything that can be done about this, and if there was, I still don't think the human race would address this issue in time.

    • gnomesang gnomesang

      i am having a hard time just breathing the air about 6 miles inland of north san diego county, vista. most days the air just has this piss yellow haze hanging about and the chemical smells are unbreathable. i wear a mask, it's disgusting.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      plankton_oxygen, you just articulated what I have been thinking and wondering about. My ability to breathe normally feels very impaired, since about the beginning of 2013, but especially since about one month ago. That was about the time the story broke about the dying sea lions. I live about 45 miles inland from the San Francisco Bay, and near a large inland estuarine area which drains to San Pablo Bay. The air just doesn't feel normal anymore.

  • We Not They Finally

    There is less food for these creatures, however you cut it. Apparently 30% of the sardine population died off last year and that is a main food supply for them. But then, why did the sardines die? You go back and back, and yes you start with the plankton. The food chain is getting dissembled. But there are also symptoms (like absesses) that are not explained simply by lack of food. They actually TEST for radiation when???

  • BeniJax

    Why is there no more news about the sea lions? No results of radiation testing published?

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      Right, the media can do follow ups on trivial stories like the mother and son who were punished for not hiding from lightning under a tree during a school soccer game. No word about the 6 dead horses in California after a practice session with symptoms similar to airborne radiation exposure. No word on the sea lions. Out of site out of mind, and it's baseball season.