Gov’t: “This is unprecedented in extent and magnitude”… toxic bloom may stretch from Calif. to Alaska — Largest event ever recorded? — Official: “It’s new territory… we’ve never had to close essentially half our coast” — Fish washing up “extremely poisonous” — “Serious concern for coastal communities”

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NOAA Fisheries (pdf), Jun 15, 2015 (emphasis added): NOAA Fisheries mobilizes to gauge unprecedented West Coast toxic algal bloom [that] spans much of the West Coast and has triggered numerous closures of important shellfish fisheries… The bloom stretches from the Central California Coast north to Washington and possibly Alaska

Seattle Times, Jun 15, 2015: Toxic algae bloom might be largest ever — Scientists onboard a NOAA research vessel are beginning a survey of what could be the largest toxic algae bloom ever recorded off the West Coast… At the same time, two other types of toxins rarely seen in combination are turning up,,, along the Washington coast… the toxin has never hit so hard in the spring, or required such widespread closures for crabs… concentrations in California anchovies this year [are] as high as any ever measured… [Dan Ayres with Washington's Dept. of Fish & Wildlife] recently spotted a sea lion wracked by seizures… collapsed into a fetal position and quivered… Domoic-acid contamination is rare in Puget Sound, but several beds have been closed this year because of…  paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and a relatively new threat called diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP). The first confirmed case of DSP poisoning in the United States occurred in 2011 [in Washington]… 2015 is the first time regulators have detected dangerous levels of PSP, DSP and domoic acid in the state at the same time — and in some cases, in the same places…

USA Today, Jun 15, 2015: Toxic algae bloom closes fisheries from Calif. to Washington

USA Today, Jun 15, 2015: Toxic algae bloom may stretch from California to Alaska

Half Moon Bay Review, Jun 11, 2015:  Potentially toxic fish wash ashore… “the event sounds similar to what I’ve experienced in Moss Landing Harbor,” said Chris Scholin, president of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. “And the level of poison in the fish here is the highest concentration ever recorded… since the issue was first discovered… We don’t know if the fish have actually succumbed to the toxins but have found that the fish are extremely poisonous“… Scholin’s team in Monterey has observed dead birds.

See also: California cientists warning of mass die-off — Official: Seafloor littered with dead fish, washing up “far as I could see” — Toxin spreading all up and down West Coast (VIDEO)

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156 comments to Gov’t: “This is unprecedented in extent and magnitude”… toxic bloom may stretch from Calif. to Alaska — Largest event ever recorded? — Official: “It’s new territory… we’ve never had to close essentially half our coast” — Fish washing up “extremely poisonous” — “Serious concern for coastal communities”

  • whomever it was that mentioned Russel's Atomic Suicide – this all makes sense – nukes v. oxygen "competition" – too big to deal with?

    what will the Pacific ocean look like next year…
    how will that impact hydrological systems and other oceans…


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  • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

    The radiation at Fukushima Daiichi will increase for the next 250,000 years.


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    • m a x l i

      Can you tell in your own words why you think that's the case?


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    • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

      Michio Kaku, “Note that the lethality of radioactive reactor cores goes up the first 250,000 years they are out of the reactor – not down.”
      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/05/28/fukushima-how-many-chernobyls-is-it/


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    • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

      Yoichi Shimatsu explains this much better than I can. Listen to Fukushima Disaster Update, April 2015 `https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlcyYGReNbE

      The following is a rough representation of Yoichi's and Jeff's words:
      30:00 [roughly] boron can't absorb any more neutrons,
      overloaded with neutrons,
      constant proton bombardment,
      constant neutron bombardment,
      growing nucleus of atoms,
      other decaying materials….
      17:00 [roughly] no longer corium,
      pressure vessel transformed into super heavy metals,
      makes plutonium look like Kool Aid,
      so many and so much artificial radionuclides,
      constantly giving off I-131 of which 30 billionths of a gram is lethal and it is constantly going into the ocean and air, reaches across the ocean by air much less than 30 days
      5:31 dolphins – no blood.


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      • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

        Top US Nuclear Physicist: “Iodine-131 will be lethal after ingestion of 30 billionths of a gram” — Main worry is not a Chernobyl-type accident, rather it’s a melt-through of containment vessel — “Not possible to disprove China Syndrome”
        http://enenews.com/top-nuclear-physicist-iodine-131-will-be-lethal-after-ingestion-30-billionths-gram-main-worry-chernobyl-type-accident-melt-containment-vessel-possible-disprove-china-syndrome


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      • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

        A PRIMER ON HOW NUCLEAR REACTORS WORK AND KILL
        “…All elements have several "isotopes" with the heavier isotopes radioactive. Tritium is radioactive with a half-life (the time it takes for half of the original amount of tritium to decay) of l4 years. The heavier elements have many isotopes, and all of the isotopes of the heaviest elements are radioactive.
        “Uranium has 92 electrons orbiting around a nucleus containing 92 protons and l46 neutrons in U-238 (by far the most abundant uranium isotope), and l43 neutrons in U-235. U-235 is extremely interesting because it undergoes "fission" when it absorbs a neutron. ‘Fission’ means that the nucleus splits into two daughter nuclei like Strontium 90 (Sr-90) and ?-l44, plus two neutrons, or CS-l37 and ?-l08 plus one neutron, and lots of energy! If the fission process didn't yield any neutrons, there would be no "chain reaction." But each fission does yield neutrons, and those neutrons can go on and strike other U-235 nuclei, cause them to fission and split into two different daughters plus one to two neutrons, and lots of energy. This ‘chain reaction’ will continue as long as an average of one neutron per fission is absorbed by a U-235 nucleus. This is "guaranteed" if there is a "critical mass" and nothing around that absorbs neutrons. "Critical mass" is about 45 lbs. of U-235. U-235 is about 0.7% (almost one per cent) of naturally-occurring uranium; the rest of the 99% is U-238. …

        “Then if the reactor has been…


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        • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

          cont.
          operating for more than six months and the core doesn't receive adequate cooling, the core will start to melt. Now the reactor is out of control. The melting rearranges the careful geometrical design of uranium, graphite and boron such that the chain reactions start again and further increase the uncontrolled heating. Again, unless this is stopped quickly, the entire core could become involved in the melting, meltdown, and subsequent 'China Syndrome' consequences….”
          http://prop1.org/park/essays/primer.htm


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      • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

        Jeff Rense Interviews Dr. Bill Deagle
        about the Fukushima Nuclear Plants
        “…[Bill] Right. The kinds of isotopes it´s going to release we need to know. For example, people say, oh, don´t worry it´s going to be diluted´–the old story of the solution to pollution is dilution.´ This is a solution. It´s like the old idea that if it didn´t kill you now it won´t kill you tomorrow. That´s wrong. In fact, that´s one of the reasons why troops are exposed to increasing sorties or battlefield exposure depleted uranium. They finally had enough bio-accumulation and it kind of screwed up their metabolic processes. They accumulated increasing amounts of DNA, mitochondrial damage, finally their cells through what I call the death switch, apoptosis. Their lymphocyte count crashed. They started consuming the tissues because it blocked their…shunt, their energy level–the cells literally starved and wasted faster than if they starved to death….”
        http://freedom-school.com/health/jeff-rense-interviews-dr-bill-deagle.html


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      • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

        “…Using seawater is insane to cool the reators is an act of desparation. The sodium in the sea water reacts and produces more hydrogen, everything touching, the pipes or concrete becomes radioactive. If there is a crack in a pipe the sodium reacts with moisture in the air and will explode. The radioactive sea water is run off into the ground and back into the sea carrying the radioactivity with it.
        “This is unprecidented.
        “Deliberately destroying sea water destroyes everything else. What logic would compel dumping 1-2 million gallons of radioactivy sea water back into the ocean? What long term disasters will this cause to all living organisms in the area, and beyond?…”
        http://freedom-school.com/health/radiation-sickness.html


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        • Actually, washing seawater over these coria is worse for a different reason. Fukushima is on the ocean. The water washes over the melted/exploded reactors and drains into the Pacific. Tepco/Japan and the Cartel like to pretend it sits in the port and stays there. Of course, they have not taken the tide into consideration.
          In fact, I think had they decided to not try and cool these reactors, the whole site would have been more readily contained. Sending it all into the sea was the biggest mistake they made (after the hideous idea of erecting the hellholes ON the shorline.) If they haven't stopped pouring water on them, yet, they really have to quit it. I mean; IF there is even anyone out there, on Fukushima campuses…


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          • We Not They Finally

            The original pouring of seawater into the reactors for cooling, was done by the manager (who stayed at knowing risk of death, then died of pancreatic cancer two years later) who saw that if the ocean water was not used for cooling, there would be NO water for cooling very early on in March, 2011. He can't be blamed personally, even if there were terrible consequences. It probably would have been ghastly either way.


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            • Silverlok Silverlok

              And the problem of surface boiling creating a peroxide/hydroxide ( catalyst ) environment at the surface of the melt masses means that uranium and plutonium were being liberated ( as buckyballs) no matter what the salt content of the water coolant.

              NO doubt the salt was bad, but the man's actions are kind of epic , whereas the companies actions ( that forced his and are ) following it , 150,000,000 gallons of water used as melt coolant and dumped into the ocean over the last four years, tell a tale of extreme ineptitude or dishonesty at top levels that ( now ) glows in the dark.


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            • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

              The only reason I posted that is that m a x l i asked me to say why the lethality of the radiation would keep increasing for the next 250,000 years and I thought that might be related to this topic.


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          • AirSepTech AirSepTech

            No water = a fire, a nuclear waste fire.


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            • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

              AirSep is correct. No water would allow the melted core to violently oxidize aka catch fire and produce even more ultra deadly radioactive fission death smoke. Note all the black smoke that was emitted from reactor #3 when it went dirty bomb mode and then kept burning which was putting off a steady column of black death smoke. Those poor USN sailors were sailing directly in that plume.
              The "better" course of action was to dump salt water onto the reactors, which the plant manager clearly understood to be utterly destroyed at that point. Yes the sea water would permanently ruin the reactors but after they all exploded and the cores left the pressure vessels then it does not really matter does it?? The plant manager knew this and he was attempting to limit airborne smoke from burning (oxidizing) radioactive metals. He had no other rational choice IMHO. Nuclear power is unbelievably dangerous and this Fukushima nightmare scenario proves that claim. Nuclear is criminally insane and must end now.


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            • Yeah, but, which is worse?
              Radioactive fire sending isotopes into the air, or, radioactive isotopes blowing into the air, along WITH radionuclides flowing into the Pacific, unabated?
              They made the choice. I think the choice was not very well thought out. I think it was reactionary. We all want to put out fires, no?


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      • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

        Natural Versus Induced Radioactivity
        “….Larger bombarding particles were eventually used to produce even heavier transuranium elements..”
        http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/ch23/natural.php


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        • m a x l i

          Sorry, I don't have the time to go through 7 links to find the answer to a simple question.

          In the beginning, you said: "The radiation at Fukushima Daiichi will increase for the next 250,000 years."

          So, I will ask you again: Can you tell in your own words why you think that's the case?

          You are saying about yourself you made a Ph.D. dissertation, attended a Nuclear Engineering class, have two other graduate degrees and two bachelor degrees in addition, were educated by the best in the world and speak 19 languages.
          http://enenews.com/forum-topic-discussion-thread-nuclear-issues/comment-page-24#comment-678794

          For this reasons I would say: You are perfect, no one than you can answer my question better, so that the average person can understand it. For sure you must be able to tell me the gist of it in a short paragraph. (After that I am able and motivated to find out more myself; I know how to use a search engine.) This should not be too much to ask – you are spending a lot of time here anyway. Looking forward to your answer.


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          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Pretty simple concept to understand as these are not naturally created events and are manmade/artificial and what we are creating with this Nuclear Technology is not sequestered in a natural state what so ever especially when released into the surrounding environments/biospheres in Nuclear Accidents and/or Nuclear Weapon Tests and/or DU use etc..

            We are literally cooking ourselves just like the Earth was cooking 4.5 billion years ago..
            https://www.google.com/search?q=Man+Made+radioactive+isotopes+decay+life+chart&espv=2&biw=985&bih=534&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAmoVChMIvZTgg5mVxgIVB5eICh0w9wD8


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

            I doubt that your making fun of me is helping the website any or helping to get rid of nuclear energy. I am also totally disabled including my hands, and it is difficult for me to type. My Ph.D. is not in science, and I will continue to quote the experts as their opinions are much more convincing than those of mine.

            Did you skip what Yoichi Shimatsu said above about no way for the boron to stop the neutron bombardment? The reactor, the primary containment, is now heavy metal. And as the transuranic isotopes, including the tons of plutonium in the reactor cores, are bombarded with neutrons they are forming more and more transuranic substances with larger and larger atoms, i.e., larger numbers on the periodic table and even beyond the known periodic table in an unprecedented event. This radioactive soup is so radioactive that no one can approach the reactors because they would die instantly. The world has never before seen the huge numbers of transuranic elements, but only extremely small amounts created with a cyclotron.

            I can assure you that the Nuclear Engineering class I took was offered by the nuclear cabal and workers at Westinghouse and we were taught that no one has died at Fukushima Daiichi and that cause of the people who died was from fear and homesickness, not radiation. The class taught that there should have been no evacuation. This is, or course, a completely erroneous teaching.


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            • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

              There is also continually proton bombardment and creation of I-131 as well. And over 2,000 radionuclides are continually being produced at Fukushima Daiichi.


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              • We Not They Finally

                Yoichi Shimatsu did say that there were at least 42 more man-made isotopes heavier than even plutonium. As if what we already knew wasn't shocking enough.


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                • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

                  There are at least 23 elements which are heavier than uranium and which have higher numbers on the periodic chart:

                  “TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS, chemical elements of atomic number greater than that of uranium (at. no. 92) in the periodic table (see Periodic Law). Of the known transuranium elements (23 as of 1999) only two-neptunium and plutonium-exist at all in nature; the others have been synthesized through nuclear reactions involving bombarding the atoms of one element with neutrons or fast-moving charged particles. These elements consist of more than 100 radioactive isotopes (see Isotope), which are characterized by various degrees of radioactive instability (see Radioactivity). These radioisotopes are produced artificially by bombarding heavy atoms either with neutrons produced in nuclear reactors or in specially designed nuclear explosives, or with charged particles accelerated to high energy in such devices as cyclotrons or linear accelerators. The first 11 transuranium elements, together with actinium, thorium, protactinium, and uranium, constitute the actinide elements chemically analogous to the Rare Earth Elements (q.v.001000228015000215). They are, in order, Neptunium, Plutonium, Americium, Curium, Berkelium, Californium, Einsteinium, Fermium, Mendelevium, Nobelium, and Lawrencium. Elements with atomic numbers transcending that of lawrencium are called transactinides. They are, in order of atomic weight, rutherfordium, dubnium, seaborgium, bohrium, hassium,…


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                  • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

                    cont.
                    meitnerium, and the yet unnamed elements-110, 111, 112, 114, 116, and 118. Also predicted, the elements 113, 115, and 117 have yet to be discovered.
                    “Beginning with neptunium (at.no. 93), the first to be discovered, in 1940, and ending with lawrencium (at.no. 103), in 1961, all transuranium elements in the actinide series were produced by American scientists.

                    “Other Discoveries
                    “Between 1964 and 1984, scientists in the U.S., Europe, and the Soviet Union announced the definite or tentative production of six further transuranium elements beyond lawrencium in the periodic table, and hence beyond the actinide series. The first of these, element 104-rutherfordium (Rf) in the periodic table of elements-was reportedly produced in a heavy ion cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at Dubna, near Moscow, in 1964, by irradiating a plutonium target with neon ions. A team at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory led by the American scientist Albert Ghiorso (1915- ) could not reproduce these results, but instead produced element 104 by bombarding californium with carbon atoms in 1969.
                    “Element 105 (called hahnium from 1970 to 1997, when it was renamed dubnium) was also produced at Dubna in 1968 by bombarding americium with neon ions; Ghiorso's team achieved a similar result in 1970 by bombarding californium with nitrogen ions. In 1974 the Dubna group produced element 106-seaborgium (Sg) in the periodic table of elements-by bombarding lead isotopes with a beam…


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                    • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

                      cont.
                      of chromium; the American team produced it that same year by using californium and oxygen.
                      “The production of element 107 was announced in 1977 by the Dubna research team, using a bismuth target and a beam of chromium, but was not confirmed elsewhere. Elements 107, 108, and 109-known as bohrium, hassium, and meitnerium, respectively-were synthesized by a team of researchers using the Universal Linear Accelerator (UNILAC) at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany, beginning in 1981.
                      “An intense 2-decade long competition within the scientific community surrounding the names of the elements with atomic numbers of 104 to 109 was finalized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) in 1997. Based on the recommendation of its international naming commission, the names accepted were: rutherfordium (104); dubnium (105); seaborgium (106); borhium (107); hassium (108); and meitnerium (109).
                      “Between 1994 and 1999, scientists from Germany, the U.S., and Russia reported six more transuranium elements. At Darmstadt, element 110 was created by bombarding lead with nickel, and element 111 by bombarding bismuth with nickel in 1994; two years later, element 112 (with 165 neutrons) was created by bombarding lead with zinc. An element 112 with 173 neutrons was obtained in 1998 by researchers at Dubna during a decay chain-reaction that resulted in the production of the element 114 and a series of its isotopes. Of those, the element 114 with…


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                • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

                  “Isotopes Definition: Isotopes are atoms with the same number of protons, but differing numbers of neutrons. Isotopes are different forms of a single element.

                  “Examples: Carbon 12 and Carbon 14 are both isotopes of carbon, one with 6 neutrons and one with 8 neutrons (both with 6 protons). “
                  http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryglossary/a/isotopedef.htm


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            • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

              These comments are directed to m a x l i.


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          • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

            Of course I am extremely imperfect. So what? There are no perfect human beings anyway and never will be.


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  • Gasser Gasser

    TEPCO's shit has spread far and wide no one gets away from it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUMQz8OGKHo


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  • When I read the Seattle Times link above I got two big banners on either side of the page advertising an outfit called Fred Hutch, who provide cancer treatments.

    Beam me up, Scotty…


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  • or-well or-well

    The problem stops at Canadian border. Or wait…should that read "The problem stops at the Editor's Desks of Canadian Media."?

    The Government seems to know about it, though.

    http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/contamination/biotox/index-eng.html


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    The Pacific Ocean Ecosystem is like a delicate house of cards, where each card is a species of plant or animal.
    The cards are a balance of species populations, each held in check by populations of preditor and prey species.
    Every card withdrawn from the house of cards further weakens the entire interdependent structure.
    Like watching a house of cards fall, we are now watching the entire Pacific Ocean Ecosystem collapse.
    This is megadisaster of the highest order.
    I hope we will get some radiation readings among attempts to determine the cause fir thus negadisaster.
    Peace to all ENEnewsers.
    Enjoy the day. :)


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    • And Tepco (and the rest of the Nuclear Cartel) put the jokers in the deck.
      That changed everything.


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      • Gasser Gasser

        Kenny Roberts; The Gambler

        Go here first to get the gist of the Nuclear reactor jab>

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Jj4nJ1YEAp4

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        On a radioactive summer's eve
        
On a train bound from nuclear Hell

        I met up with a Uranium gambler
        
We were both too contaminated to sleep

        
So we took turns a-starin'


        Out the window at the meltdown disaster

        
The fear overtook me, he began to speak

        He said, "Son, I've made a life

        Out of polluting' people's places


        Knowin' what the odd's were
        
By the fear they had in their eyes

        
So if you don't mind my saying'
        
I can see you got fear in you're eyes


        For a taste of your uncontaminated water

        I'll give you some advice"

        So I handed him my bottle

        And he drank down my last swallow


        Then he bummed my last medical joint
        
And asked me for a light

        
And the night got deathly quiet

        And his faced lost all expression


        He said, "If you're gonna play the nuclear game, boy

        You gotta learn to play it right

        [Con't]


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        • Gasser Gasser

          [Con't]

          You've got to know when to bullshit 'em
          
Know when to not tell 'em


          Know when to walk away

          Know when to run

          
You never count your blood money
          
When you're sittin' at the NRC table


          There'll be time enough for count in'
          
When the death dealin's done

          Every nuke reactor gambler knows

          That the secret to money survivin'


          Is knowin' how many MOX rod's to use

          And knowin' how many are in the pool

          
'Cause every bad water pump's a loser
          
And every meltdown a potential an ELE

          
And the best that you can hope for

          Is to die in your sleep"

          And when he finished speaking'
          
He turned back toward the window

          
Took one more hit off the medical Ganja fatty

          And faded off to into Cesium's death

          
And somewhere in the darkness

          The gambler he never broke even

          
And in his final words

          I never found faith that I could keep

          You've got to know when to cold'em

          Know when to shut 'em down

          
Know when to walk away
          
And know when to run

          
You never count your blood money
          
When you're sittin' at the NRC table


          There'll never be time enough for countin'

          When death dealin' radiation is done

          ~Gasser Classic~


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  • or-well or-well

    Ocean-based fish farms make the problem worse.

    http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2014/02/fish-farm-sewage-staggering-cause-algal.html

    As PUN says above, an ecosystem is an interdependent structure.
    A healthy ecosystem is in dynamic balance.
    That is, it's in constant flux but tends towards balance within boundaries.

    Everything we remove or ADD upsets that balance.
    We've removed much life.
    We've damaged much habitat.
    We've added much that's toxic.

    Now we're seeing the boundaries being exceeded.


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  • sparsons

    ~
    TAKE …DOWN … THE … PSYCHOPATHIC….ELITES …IMMEDIATELY !
    ~


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  • Nick

    HAB

    Caused, in part by the evolutionary engine oozing from 3 awol reactor cores that is mutating all manner of ocean life-forms.

    Some species to go into the blackness of extinction, others to haunt the human species as the toxins bioaccumulate.

    Also into this mix is warmer water and toxic goo from industrial sources and ample nutrients from agricultural idiocy (run-off).

    Regardless, this unprecedented HAB is not going to go away any time soon, I expect lower oxygen to start killing outright.

    No, this is NOT due to climate change.

    This is a human f-up on a cosmic scale.


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    • TimV

      I think the use of "evolutionary engine "is to benign.
      I agree with it, I just think it takes it, coria, out of the concept of the monster it is.
      F.D. should never be allowed to be a pc word and I think E.E. might be able to do it.
      Strictly my personal opinion.


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  • TimV

    "Biggest toxic blume recorded. " So now it is toxic algae and not radiation. How about it is the biggest bloom ever because,it is receiving energy not only from sun but fukushima radiation too, 24 hours a day. Not to mention the mutations by the fukushima isotopes,possibly increasing lethality of toxin produced by algae.
    Side note, many leaves on various plants and trees look "mutated ".
    I am thinking ,sort of like a cancer tumor; edges of leaves are correct shape but inside leaf borders plant keeps on growing ,producing visual changes at least.
    I am a observer , not a scientist, so take my observation as just a possibility.
    I do have a good front row seat though,oh ya,so do the rest of US.


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    • TimV

      I should have added;
      ACTION! INTENT!
      Are the people in charge really going to stand by and observe too?
      Anyone close enough please -KICK "THEM" IN THE ASS! times 5!
      ACTION! INTENT!


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    • It is a toxic algal bloom, but, it didn't come out of nowhere
      When I was a kid, I remember going out to a friends' farm. They had a pond in the middle of it and it would go though these periods of massive blooms. Why? Radiation (sunlight). It makes complete sense, to me, that there would be an insane overgrowth of algae secondare to radiation, particularly tritium/ tritiated water spewing into the Pacific. So, in a sense, "Science", is right. But, they have no clue as to why this has happened and their ignorance of how and why will keep it going on.
      Meanwhile, sea-life in the Pacific is dwinding, and will be no more. Everything seems to blow-up in numbers (and in place) one season and next season it dies and washes ashore (or decomposes in the ocean and creates even more toxins, killing more species)


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      • GOM GOM

        Anne
        Your right. A toxic bloom..caused by heat. Its simple science Anne. And the scientists are being told to shutup or lose their paychecks.
        Look, I'm nobody special, I have good days and bad [obviously] On a bad day I realized that we, as a whole, were taught nothing of relevence in school. That includes real science. Can't have us asking hard questions, right? So began my quest to re-educate myself through tough research.

        What I hear in your post is gut-instinct telling you something real. We all have it, and that can save your life and make you very wise if you tune in to it.

        With that said, take a look at my post below. Syd Levitus is an oceanographer that was put in a Russian prison for 'espionage'. His work concerning ocean temperatures is un-matched. Real science is what we all need. We need heroes like Syd..


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    • GOM GOM

      Hey Nick
      I know what your talking about. There are planetary outbreaks. This is widespread disease. Said yesterday this shouldn't be confused with Ebola type illness. Thanks for the links.

      Check out RSOE EDIS. Site has world (real time) maps and bio-hazard data.

      ashes..ashes..
      we all fall down..

      child prophecy via the jump-rope


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  • Nick

    At this point in time, I hope that a few more sentient hominids are getting their hackles up up and down the West Coast.

    Something wicked has come your way.

    The Warm Blob will soon cause real-estate prices to plunge.

    Run.


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  • GOM GOM

    What Ocean Heating Reveals About Global Warming

    The heat content of the oceans is growing and growing. NOAA posts regularly updated measurements of the amount of heat stored in the bulk of the oceans. For the upper 2000 m it looks like this:

    Upper 2000 m heat content-world oceans
    The amount of heat stored in the oceans is one of the most important diagnostics for planetary warming, because about 90% of the additional heat is stored there [PCC report 2007] The atmosphere stores only about 2% because of its small heat capacity. The surface [including ice masses] can only absorb heat slowly because it is a poor heat conductor. Thus, heat absorbed by the oceans account for almost ALL of the planets radiative imbalance.

    If the oceans are warming up, this implies that the Earth must absorb more solar energy than it emits longwave radiation into space. This is the only possible heat source. That's simply the first law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy. This is why physicists are so interested in looking at the energy balance of anything.

    "The increase in the amount of heat in the oceans amounts to 17×1022 Joules over the last 30 years. That is so much energy IT IT EQUIVALENT TO EXPLODING A HIROSHIMA BOMB EVERY SECOND IN THE OCEAN FOR THIRTY YEARS".

    The data set includes nine million measured temperature profiles from all the worlds oceans. World Ocean Database
    Wikipedia has a profile of this database.

    Oceanographer Sid Levitus


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  • Nick

    Domoic Acid is just one nasty.

    Howse about MERS?

    "The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Saturday that South Korea may have to brace for a drawn-out battle against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), saying that its outbreak is "large and complex."

    http://www.globalpost.com/article/6580860/2015/06/13/7th-ld-who-says-mers-s-korea-large-and-complex

    http://www.globalpost.com/article/6575331/2015/06/08/efforts-reduce-drug-resistance-wont-work-without-focus-prevention

    Now in Germany….

    http://www.dw.de/german-dies-of-complications-from-mers-infection/a-18520003

    We are just at the beginning of a global diseased era. Fukushima is doing it's part by lowering immunity in all manner of organisms.

    Carbon Credits are NOT going to save us.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Apparently, MERS can be spread by a sneeze. Like the bubonic plague. The term "Gezundheit" or "God bless you" when someone sneezes, came from the Middle Ages because a sneeze might be your last breath and no time to give last rites. But back then they needed infected rats to spread it, and sane people wanted it STOPPED. Now there are most suspect bio-weapons labs like Ft. Dietrich. Built out of desire to kill instead of desire to cure. And if there is enough "Blame it on a virus," the real causes of lowered immunity get further covered up.


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    • MERS (dangerous, toxic bacteria/ bacterium) would be another thing that radioactive nuclides would send into overdrive…
      I truly do think Fukushima set-off a catalyst. Life, as we knew it, has changed immensely, and so-called, "Science", wants to blame it on everything but Nuclear. Or, they stop questioning, why, well before they get to nuclear…


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  • Hy

    Concerning Canadian media, nothing is reported in the eastern part of the coubntry on Fukushima.


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    • GOM GOM

      I was thrilled to see the word Stockholm. Dont trust nothing the US has to offer.

      Thanks for this info. I wonder if anyone realizes that the worlds fresh water supplies have been secretly purchased by the elites? Its all gone folks. So when the blooms get started in fresh water..wait..they already have. In fact, this Cyanobacterium now has an immunity to Alpine fed frigid temperature fresh water! Now culling grazing herds in a Swiss country near you!


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  • A comment on Conca pimp job for global warming

    Conca you sound like a petulant child. “Ahmmmm! not reallllllly!” Just because someone fudges the numbers and fakes a graph, it does not magically mean the temperatures went up when they didn’t. Shut up with your scam, already.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2015/06/15/a-pause-in-global-warming-not-really/


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  • from a distance

    Okay ENENEWSERS…action is needed.

    The deadline for public comment is June 22, so comment NOW.

    Only 30-something comments so far. That's pathetic.

    Now is your opportunity to tell the NRC what you think of radiation (effluent) amounts, how much radiation each person should get, etc.

    Mining awareness explains it well here:

    https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/us-nrc-radioactive-dilute-and-deceive-scam-comment-deadline-march-24th/

    And you comment here:

    http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2009-0279-0098

    Comments can be ANONYMOUS.


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    • from a distance

      Can't always be around to remind you so CHECK THIS FORUM EVERY MORNING TO SEE WHAT'S DUE:

      http://enenews.com/forum-petitions-ballot-initiatives-other-signature-drives-video

      And if you can't think of anything to say in comments, the FORUM ON THE EFFECTS OF LOW LEVEL RADIATION is full of good inspiration:

      http://enenews.com/forum-effects-of-low-level-radiation


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    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      left a comment.

      "Adding more man made radioactive pollution to our environment is a terrible idea. It is already proving impossible to keep these cancer causing reactor products out of our bodies and the bodies of our children. Despite the claims by pro nuclear cheerleaders and paid off "scientists" there is in fact no such thing as a "safe" amount of radiation. Even tiny increases in radiation lead to correspondingly proportionate increases in cancers and genetic diseases. This is a fact. Many studies done on the populations in Europe following Chernobyl prove this to be true. There is no magic threshold where radiation will never negatively impact our health. Radiation, especially man made radiation from nuclear power reactors, is a highly mutagenic poison to all life on Earth. Instead of proposing deceptive changes to regulations which would allow even greater QUANTITIES of radioactive materials to be released into our environment we should instead be doing the exact opposite course of action and drastically cutting back on releases of man made radioactive cancer death materials. Diluting radioactive pollution is not a solution; ever. This is mass murder. Many rad isotopes will naturally bioaccumulate in the natural food chain. This reconcentrates the "diluted" pollution, as proven by very recent data from Fukushima radioactive isotopes being found in very high levels in Pacific Ocean organisms. Humans are the top of the food chain and we will…"


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  • demise demise

    After a while the general public will remove their heads from where ever it is inserted and realize that the Pacific Ocean is doomed and will soon totally collapse. All life that depends on the Pacific ecosystem will also die, on land and sea. This is truly a world changing event that the government and world leaders know is coming and are trying to keep quiet as long as possible. They won't release any data or say they have none because it is worse than imagined. Why do you think the military are moving into cites? Training – I think not.

    As for the economy. Beach front property value will drop so much that California will become bankrupt. Also because of so much lost revenue from inland migration and lost sea based jobs it will be the first big domino to fall.


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    • We Not They Finally

      It's not OT to note that California is likely being droughted out DELIBERATELY. The HAARP Report has an excellent video showing how it is being done by defusing pressure systems that would normally be bringing in rain from the Pacific. But it's way worse than just "California domino falling." It's also the bread basket for much of the country. People not being able to eat fish may be the least of it.


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  • demise demise

    OK, the wheels of our demise just started as the POPE this morning called for a global authority because we cannot conserve resources on our own. This is a call for NWO. The pope is part of the cabal as is one of the leaders of the NWO movement, Queen Elizabeth.


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  • GOM GOM

    Time, Nick, Onto, DID, Obe, Phil, DrG, Air, Irholo, Razz, Plowboy
    AKA the Brainiacs

    Ever have an epiphany..a moment of clarity..a WTF am I doing moment? I think mine has arrived. Why do we waste what valuable time there is left, trying to prove just how the world will end? No one cares what is said here. It makes not one bit of difference, all the research, knowledge, links..for what end? And purpose? It serves none. Posting the end of the world.
    Maybe Alex was right about one aspect of this, "you have just wasted 4 years of your life".

    See ya'all on the other side..


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    • demise demise

      GOM, can I met you before we a fall of the edge of time. Your on my bucket list.


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    • Radicaldata Radicaldata

      Hello GOM and all beautiful people here,
      I DO believe that being here and contributing does make a difference.
      I have been seeing people arrive often that I have not seen before.
      If each person here informs only one other person they know, it grows and grows.

      Do you or anybody want to go out without a fight ?

      Now is not the time to give up.

      Stay Cool :)


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    • GOM, whilst I understand your point of view, I have to add that the thing we call human existence has always been totally fucked-up; it's nothing new. If you'd been born 400 years ago, in many parts of the world your life expectancy would be half what it is now. For instance, the Black Death wiped out a substantial percentage of the human race. In more recent times, the flu epidemic that followed WW1 killed 500 million people, which once again was a substantial percentage of the human race.

      But we survived it all.

      The difference thesedays, of course, is that we now have the technology to destroy ourselves and all other life on the planet.

      Will the human race destroy itself..? Only if enough good people don't speak out against it.

      If you want to die, GOM, perhaps the only noble way to do it is to stand up against the socios and the psychos and to scream "Fuck you!" with your last breath.

      If you have any surviving ancestors they will be proud of you.

      On the otherhand I do understand how conscious people can become totally crushed by it all. It's a heavy burden to bear.

      Those who are aware of what's going on are still a small minority, and they face a big struggle. But I should add the old cliche that 'a week is a long time in politics' (AKA human consciousness).

      Things can change very quickly in the human world.

      I've been e-mailing with someone in Canada who I was last in contact with in 1999; 16 years ago. Since then, 9/11, the 2008…


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    • PlowboyGrownUp

      GOM, are you the same GOM from months ago? Anyway, I use the info I find here and a lot I find elsewhere to inform/attack pronukes on another forum or two, and I also send it to various people you probably heard of (but they never reply), and to a couple of newspapers.


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      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        +1 PGU

        In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

        Theodore Roosevelt

        Rage on the Machine. Been at it for +25yrs. ENE is a small piece.
        Energy is a large subject, complex, +90% of the public is clueless.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Disagree. It's profoundly important to stand together in knowledge, and supporting and empowering one another. Wherever we are headed, we need that human communion to the end.


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    • GOM; I think we've all had those moments. Personally, I just take a break from reading, and then I come back to see what I missed. Problem is, I have noticed I come back just a little bit less smart each time.
      Is it radiation killing off my brain-cells?
      Perhaps it is simply age.
      Or, it could be a combination of the two?


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    • Nick

      To GOM and the rest of us….

      I have no illusions that posting/viewing on this website is going to make a
      nano-bit of difference in the greater scheme of things.

      But it IS a great place to direct clueless folks to :-)

      As we spiral down towards GMI, it is somehow a "positive" that some of us
      "get it."


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    This is the other side.. :)


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  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    http://www.democracynow.org/stories/15290
    In true American fashion. Everything in the Pacific is dying so let's drop some bombs and have some war games. yeeha!


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  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Exposing the lies and bringing clarity to a disjointed reality is not a waste of time.


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    • humptydumpty humptydumpty

      You folks and others who have commented extensively on this site have opened my eyes/mind to information and knowledge that I believe is critically important to be aware of. While this is far from being the singularly grave issue of our time, it ranks at or near the top. I feel gratified that there are many others who are aware and are spreading the message, even if it is not a hopeful one, because the solidarity helps me to cope and prepare for what lies ahead. Thank you to all, and especially to Admin for making all of this possible.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    This sudden diagnosis stinks. Cause and effect.

    Where's the list again? Too many, too much, too little, too late.

    The cause is Man's activities. The last straw is Fukushima.

    Is someone keeping the list of Ocean creatures since 311?

    With each attributed "scientific" flabbergasted cause?

    Was it domoic acid with the polar bears?

    Starfish?

    Anchovies?

    Seals?

    Sea Lions?

    Orca's.

    …?

    Say's right here domoic acid is not toxic to creatures, fish.

    Toxic algae bloom off West Coast might be largest ever: scientists

    Fish and shellfish can accumulate the toxin without ill effect, the agency said, but in humans it crosses into the brain and interferes with nerve signal transmission.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/16/us-usa-washington-algae-idUSKBN0OW2T120150616

    Best to skip this befuddlement and move on to the next forum article.

    It's about Fukushima radionuclides. The cause…

    Mankind has been loading the bullets for sometime now.

    Chamber is closed, loaded and Fukushima is the hair trigger.

    Spin that barrel and pass the revolver…

    WTF. If anyone buys this cover to keep the public out of the Ocean, and the true CAUSE, from the effects of, the ocean die off's, from the general public, then there is no hope for one and one's future.


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    • Jebus… I believe the toxins sea-creatures are dealing with is based on living among (and dying among) so much inescapable death and decomposition. These marine-biologists fine A toxin, and they don't seem to look for secondary toxin(s). They see algae blooming. They assume one caused the other (which is possible, but I do think they have not looked for or at all causes). Then they presume to tell us what's what.
      When we then question what role radionuclides have played in this horrendously massive die-off in the Pacific, "Science", calls us trolls and blocks us.
      I think the so-called scientific-community could learn something were they to consider the questions posed. But, we know that's not going to happen.
      These marine-biologists probably have a couple of years left of, "work", and then they'll be out of jobs. After all, how can they study marine-biology when it's gone?


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  • PraisingJesus(Eashoa’ M’sheekha) PraisingTruth

    WEST COAST WARNING/LARGEST EVER TOXIC BLOOM
    Published on Jun 16, 2015
    Fisheries closing and public health warnings being posted.
    http://www.BPEarthWatch.Com
    http://www.Enenews.Com
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Patp6gToY


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  • Angela_R

    From the Reuter’s Report, (unsure whether other articles have stated the following):
    “Fish and shellfish can accumulate the toxin without ill effect, the agency said, but in humans it crosses into the brain and interferes with nerve signal transmission.” http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/16/us-usa-washington-algae-idUSKBN0OW2T120150616

    Other articles tend to indicate that fish and shellfish are not immune; given the death of sea life I would be very sceptical that this report is correct.


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  • Angela_R

    "This table of nuclides shows the 902 observed nuclides that either are stable or, if radioactive, have half-lives longer than one hour.

    (A nuclide is defined conventionally as an experimentally examined bound collections of one or more protons and zero or more neutrons, that either is stable or has an observed decay mode.)

    At least 3,000 nuclides have been experimentally characterized. Those not shown in this 902-member list all have decay half-lives less than 60 minutes"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclides

    Each and every one of these nuclides possibly have adverse affects, just how many may have left their calling card on the algae, is unknown. And does Science really even know the full number?


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  • 3,000 Lethal Radioactive Man Made Elements/ Nuclides Created By Nuclear Industry Are Coming Out Of All Reactors And Nuclear Accidents, Pandora's Box Opened
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/10/1946-lethal-radioactive-man-made.html


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  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    http://www.rt.com/in-motion/267733-red-crabs-capture-beach/
    Maybe because for the first time in the history of the earth the ocean is hotter than the beach.


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