Guardian: Pacific Ocean “turning into a desert” off California — Experts: Entire generation of baby sea lions is dying; It’s incredible, it’s so unusual and there’s no good explanation for it; Expect same thing to happen again next year — Carts filled with emaciated dead bodies (PHOTOS)

Published: May 17th, 2015 at 7:41 pm ET
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The Guardian, May 11, 2015 (emphasis added): The waters of the Pacific off the coast of California are… so transparent it’s possible to see the sandy bottom… [The] clear water is a sign that the ocean is turning into a desert… 2,700 [sea lion pups] have already stranded in 2015 [NOAA reports it is now over 3,000 as of May 5] – a sign that something is seriously wrong… [NOAA's Justin] Viezbicke sees it as a normal part of the cycle of nature, and notes that the climatologists… have yet to see evidence that climate change is involved. (CAPTION: A cart of deceased malnourished and dehydrated sea lions)

Shawn Johnson, Marine Mammal Center head veterinarian, Mar 20, 2015: “We’re having a tsunami of sea lions… it’s been incredible.” — Ira Flatow, host: “I’m getting a mental picture of the beaches just littered with these sea lions up and down the coast, is that correct?” — Johnson: “Yes. Especially down toward the southern part of California. There literally are sea lions on every beachThe lucky ones are making it to the beaches where we can find them”… — Flatow: “Are all the little pups going to die? A great number of them? Are you going to see no next generation, is it that dire?” — Johnson: “Yes, yes… The biologists out on the rookeries are saying that a whole cohort of these pups, thousands and thousands, are not surviving.”

The Guardian, May 7, 2015: The [sea lion pup] influx… is abating, but experts have warned of a repeat next year unless the Pacific Ocean swiftly cools… “It’s dropped off but we’re still receiving sea lions,” said Laura Scherr, of the Marine Mammal Center… “They’re coming in very emaciated – really just a bag of bones near death”… leaving them vulnerable to pneumonia, parasites and other ailments, she said. “They’re very sick“… The number of pups coming ashore has fallen [said Viezbicke]… The reduction reflected the finite number of sea lions, not improving conditions, he said. “There are only so many pups that are born.” Viezbicke said there were no estimates for how many had died.

Are the numbers ‘abating’ or ‘falling’? NOAA’s latest data shows 215 in the first 5 days of May — 43 per day, on pace to be the worst month on record. Yet the actual strandings are even higher; NOAA totals appear to only include pups taken to care centers, not total strandings:

  • Viezbicke: “[This number doesn’t even represent all the strandings] because a lot of the animal centers are at capacity, they’ve been leaving the animals on the beach… The numbers are a low representation of what’s coming in.”
  • Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue: “We have to leave a lot on the beach… The care center would probably euthanize them if we brought them.”

What about ‘experts’ who warn the only hope of this ending is for the Pacific to ‘swiftly cool’?

  • Nate Mantua, NOAA: “[An unusually large number of sea lions stranding in 2013 was a red flag] there was a food availability problem even before the ocean got warm.”
  • Johnson: This has never happened before… It’s incredible. It’s so unusual, and there’s no really good explanation for it.

Full NPR interview with Johnson here

Published: May 17th, 2015 at 7:41 pm ET
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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    OT. On our other polluted coast..

    Kemp's ridley sea turtle endangered all the way to Padre Island
    May 13 2015

    http://www.examiner.com/article/kemp-s-ridley-sea-turtle-endangered-all-the-way-to-padre-island


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  • Thanks for your comments –MVB and Peter.

    * Yes: checking tide pools (which are found well north of my usual stamping grounds) makes excellent sense. They must be like gold miner's pans, settling out heavy metals, perhaps fall-out material reaching back to the atmospheric nuclear testing era.

    Working with a simple, gamma sensitive Geiger counter (one meter high off the beach, so as not to get confused with NORM beta), I've been pursuing what seems to be my strongest suit: having a years' long data record, doing the same counts, in the same way, and in the "same place" –laterally, but longitudinally following the most recent (apparent) high tide/wave/detritus line on the beach.

    * I consequently didn't do a long count on that narrow band of jelly fish, since it was much further south, and further out on the beach –than where I was following the detritus line that day –plus: I don't have a base line –either for that spot, or for a thin spread of jelly fish.

    * I do, however, carry a second Geiger counter in my shirt or jacket pocket, set to alarm at about 3x the normal reading. Hopefully, I'd have been alerted to a serious "hot particle" –encountered when I walked across that band of jelly fish, or when (say) in a restaurant, or shopping for groceries.

    *** I have serious questions about what we log with our Geiger counters –and can't get answers, per my first paragraphs at:

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  • We Not They Finally

    Who says that there is no good explanation for massdeathof sea life and seals off california coast. Who do you think your fooling???Ever here of unending contamination of the ocean by radioactivity???Either those who say that are either deaf dumb and fools. Or they are just try to fool all of us…


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      Who sais it? The liars say it. They believe in keeping main stream people in a reality that is stable, and consistent for their control system which is called the Matrix. They are them against the main stream people and put them through karma issues called karmic debt so they all don't remember a thing about where they were prior to birth unless they find a way to break through, some have. They are very smart elite scientists, and aliens that live in underground bases and work with aliens and control the entire main stream media unless someone sticks their neck out and risks death of telling truth. They are at times Men In Black suits that drive a black sedan, which I believe is a shapeshifting program used by reptilians for brainwashing, threatening and wiping the memories through fear programs using hypnotism techniques and technology on certain parts of the brain to stop people that saw them, which is backed up by thousands and thousands of reports of the same thing. What I believe comes to people sometimes as men in black and even police is a shapeshifter but the program only works for a short time, maybe 5 hours. You think you see some human beings questioning then disciplining you but it's not human. These would be who controls the main stream media also. They don't want people to know jack about jack. Their agenda appears to be to keep people as cattle to grow dna and they work for the planet and their own population which was facing extinction.


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  • lickerface lickerface

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7346250

    This is interesting to me – I think BP feels Fuku rads were also responsible for the dolphin deaths. If I were BP, I'd pay to have the cadavers tested for radionuclides (if they still exist somewhere). The report mentions dolphin deaths in 2011…


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  • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer

    I believe they have sterlized the Pacific!
    "Gamma irradiation is a physical means of decontamination, because it kills bacteria by breaking down bacterial DNA, inhibiting bacterial division. Energy of gamma rays passes through hive equipment, disrupting the pathogens that cause contamination. These photon-induced changes at the molecular level cause the death of contaminating organisms or render such organisms incapable of reproduction."


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