Alarm as record numbers of seals & sea lions ‘starving to death’ along California coast — “It’s just spiked… calls started coming nonstop” — “So many unhealthy… washing ashore” — “Extremely complex issue… multitude of factors in play” — “Definitely a mystery, we’re hoping it’s not the new norm”

Published: May 4th, 2014 at 6:28 pm ET


Orange County Register, May 2, 2014: Sea lions are […] washing ashore, many of them pups dehydrated, malnourished and on the brink of death. The year started off quieter than last year, and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s director of development, Melissa Sciacca, thought they were in the clear – until about a month ago, when the calls started coming in nonstop. […] “We thought it was going to be a nice calm year; in the last month it’s just spiked,” she said. “The rescues just keep coming in at a steady pace.” It’s the second year stranded sea lions have been reported in alarming numbers. […] Last year, scientists tested for radioactivity, and it was determined that wasn’t the cause, and infectious disease was also ruled out.

San Francisco Chronicle, May 3, 2014: Young seals, sea lions starving in record numbers — Rescuers are scrambling to save a record number of young sea lions and seals along California’s northern and central coast while scientists work to understand why the animals are beaching themselves […] The emaciated and dehydrated pups are turning up along the 600 miles of coastline from Mendocino to San Luis Obispo monitored by the Marine Mammal Center. Many are too weak to move after washing ashore […] As of Wednesday, the center had brought in 429 California sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals and fur seals this year. That’s well above the 291 animals admitted by the same date last year […] Southern California witnessed an almost 70 percent die-off of young sea lions – those born in summer 2012 – near the Channel Islands, where most American sea lions breed.

Sharon Melin, NOAA biologist: “In 2013, it was only the young animals that tried to do it on their own […] this year there’s lots of stranding going on, but those are a different age-class of pups.”

Dr. Shawn Johnson, Marine Mammal Center: “The ones we are seeing are basically starving to death […] It’s definitely a mystery. We’re hoping it’s not the new norm.”

Coastline Pilot, May 1, 2014: “In the last month we’ve seen the rescues spike,” [Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s Keith Matassa] said. […] Researchers are still trying to determine why so many unhealthy sea lions are washing ashore. “The reasons behind the animal strandings are an extremely complex issue,” Matassa said. “Although there is a leading theory that their food source is playing a significant role, there are a multitude of factors that come in to play.”

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  • dosdos dosdos

    Hoping it's not a precursor to an even worse norm.

  • dunkilo

    Im afraid it will get worse….for humans, it started as well ,40 years ago.God will make His creation whole again ,as He is the only one that can and will.I get peace of mind in the knowing of that.
    This is my truth ,pray for those innocents affected .I hope everyone finds their truth.Took me 50 years 🙂


      agreed, dunkilo. After five-thousand-plus-years of treating nature as though it were the backdrop to our play, Goddess has decided to call it curtain time.

      There is nothing that I can do to get right with Her.

      She'll likely feed me into the pit with the same zeal that we fed Her children into it.

      My lack of courage in standing against those who strayed from Her path is the judgment upon my soul.

      I realized the enormity of the horrors that were about me and recoiled in fear.

      I was weak and should have demonstrated more faith in Her protective embrace.

      I retreated into a life of compromise with those who threatened Her creation.

      I sought to do no harm and only asked that I not be. My tepid lifestyle facilitated the destruction that was wrought by those around me.

      I was granted the right to see Her gift of light, yet sought consoling darkness to hide from the horrors brought about by my brothers and sisters.

      I have earned no right to exist in Her beautiful dream…

  • Ontological Ontological

    So sad for the creatures of the sea. Now bears are behaving unusually in New England, they were forced down from the North by extreme cold. We are next. I monitor the air, and as of late to open the door, sets off the alarm on the Geiger counter.

    The Morganite pink indicating Cesium in the shadow banding on the Blood Moon before Easter 2014 were very scary. I observed them in my Maksutov telescope. I have observed every total eclipse of the Sun, and Moon that I could around the weather conditions, and travel constraints in my days. And this was by far the worse news I have yet to be dismayed by from the information shadow bands can convey to the trained eye. This kind of news about wildlife will get worse as time slips by whilst we endure careless monster corporates, doing nothing to stop their insatiable greed.

    • ftlt

      Onto: The bear are returning to their natural range is all..

      Behaving unusually? Maybe by the Sumerian Dragon Goddess's rules and star charts. Rest assured to the bears, they are just acting like black bears do.

      Over the past 70 years, their uncontrolled slaughter has been halted to a degree and their historical habitat has begun returning – now that woodlands are not cut down for firewood/lumber and small plot marginal land agriculture has diminished. When I went to East Coast in 1961 there were not trees everywhere. Returning in the 90s the landscape had dramatically changed – it was covered with trees (the trees have returned too – with them the bears and other wildlife)

      Wildlife species are rebounding here in California too. Mountain lions, coyotes, beavers, river otters, birds of prey and black bears ranges and populations are growing. Much to do with the stopped grazing land clearing practices (in the foothills and mountains here) and natural river restorations creating habitat linkage routes. And of course, species protection from slaughter – the old bounty system is long gone now. We have species rebound because of this.

      Suburban horticulture is a year round attractive food source too for many species – where the wild lands meets development.

      In some cases, removal and perhaps even, culling is in order where they become a threat to humans – when these wild predator animal populations become too civilized (yep, they do – they adapt).

  • charlie3

    I have a sense that TPTB are aware that the planet is done, ecologically and thus financially, and they either want a big distraction from these situations, or simply feel that there is nothing to lose at this point, and so they are going to open the doors of Hell and begin WWIII with Russia.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    That would be very, very foolish indeed.. 🙁

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    What? Do they think?..that Starbucks is going to get blown away ..and they might have to get coffee somewhere else?

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      What exactly do the masses think is the product of plutonium production and sabre rattling?

      • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

        Not to be flippant, I must offer that "the masses" do not think about plutonium or anything related to it.

        As for sabre rattling, a few pay attention to what they are told to think and the rest expend a lot of time focused on anything BUT what might be construed as sabre rattling.

        The masses are quite immersed in to their distractions.

        Go sit and watch what people are doing in public, like at a bus stop.
        They are invariably face down focused on a smart phone screen.
        And very unlikely searching for anything remotely close to plutonium or Fuku or GMO.

        Never mind the popular nonsense of main stream TV shows.

        • bo bo

          Then there's me, at the bus stop on my phone, glued to enenews duck duck go plutonium tritium americium…yes I have a problem 🙁
          But I selfishly lay the blame on others for my addiction to darkness.
          I think if everybody in the world did their proper share of thinking about plutonium then perhaps I wouldn't feel so compelled to make up for the gap in awareness.
          My addicrion / obsession is just a by-product of their denial!

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Not thinking about the end product of plutonium production? ..they don't now..but they will.
          Call it part of the hypotheisis.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    " Last year, scientists tested for radioactivity, and it was determined that wasn’t the cause, and infectious disease was also ruled out."

    Ruled out by whom?
    Then what is it?

    Look at the pictures again.
    Chemical trauma.

    University of Alaska Scientists: Fukushima Radiation May Be Making Alaska Seals Sick
    Jan 26 2014

    Weakened conditions leading to other maladies.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      They need to test if adding radionuclides to ocean water increases the domoic acid from plankton. Oh, hold on, they made that test. The biggest science experiment ever conducted

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        This is the question that befuddles scientists; If you poison the ocean, will the ocean be poisoned? Most agree its not likely

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        The good news; unusual mortality events will taper off. The bad news is that the good news is actually bad news.

        Those poor sea lions and the rest of the animals…are suffering severe and permanent brain damage from neural overload.

        …the short story; man breeds like rabbits, cuts down all the trees, makes the world into a desert, meanwhile dumping poisons and unneeded farming chemicals which create hypoxic dead zones all along the coasts. Some door-nob-stupid nuclear engineers funded by tax money given to them by psycho political leaders create nuclear plants and the rad waste poisons the waters even more. Now the dust from the desert and the rad waste and the dead zones all create toxic metabolites in certain plankton and bacteria. These excite the nerves so much, they sort of blow up (calcium influx, free radical damage, inflammation, death) causing dementia and seizures…all this on top of the other toxic effects of the pollution. In addition to man eating all the animals, the remaining ones die of nerve overload and leukopenia leaving an abundance of jelly fish. These jellies even threaten cooling of nuclear plants by clogging them up. Ocean becomes acid and hypoxic. Man follows suit. Anyway, thats how you destroy a planet…

        • Good summary…

          Now add some drug residues, artifical hormones, crop run off with pesticides, fungicides, heavy metals, and more..

          Are we having fun yet?

          This is recipe 2900 on page 54, 'How To Kill A Planet'

          By Sociopathic Killer Press

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          "…unusual mortality events will taper off…" I disagree. The unusual mortality events are only going to exponentially increase because nuclear radiation is exponentially increasing. Until everyone gives up nuclear energy, there is no hope of a decrease of mortality.

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            VanneV, it was a sort of bad joke implying that as the animals go extinct, less will wash up on the shore. We havent seen the worst die offs, but 70% of the sea lion young last year, and this year being worse could mean the obliteration of the species in short order. My writing style is not clear and concise. Your posts are always straight forward….which is precisely why I admire your tireless contributions…

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          world wide increase in toxic algae coincidentally occurs after nuclear fallout. Toxic algae blooms and sea life mortality increased after Chernobyl and Fukushima, raising the question; if you poison the ocean, will the ocean be poisoned?…a real head scratcher for the institutions.

          Co-incident balance of ocean bacteria, and the tremendous load of dust from the increasing desertification of the earth are linked to the occurrence. The first reported outbreak of domoic acid poisoning occurred in 1987 (question Chernobyl). The neuro-excitotoxin domoic acid produced by pseudo-nitzschia functions as a binding ligand for metals and also sequesters excess photosynthesis energy. So some factors that favor toxic algae is excess iron, copper, silicon, excess primary carbon that accumulates during photosynthesis

          Animals with suspected domoic acid associated pathological findings had significantly higher concentrations of liver and kidney cadmium, mercury, iron and several other metals

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Man already decimated the ocean life, mainly by catching and eating them, then by plastic garbage and agriculture runoff.

            The interesting thing here is that this has not alarmed the public. The oceans are only a sickly 10% of what they were a few hundred years ago.

            So its reasonable to speculate that we will continue our destructive, poisonous ways until the ocean ecosystem is mostly collapsed. Man will intensify his consumption of land animals, since vegetarianism is not thinkable. This will use up vast water and plant resources, quickly destroying our fragile topsoil, and all this along with "poisoning the well" by fracking.

            Dogs, cats, horses and rats will be fair game. This indicates that which cometh

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Yes, that is how it is done..Mankind is a planet killer. We should pray..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Plume concentration increasing?
    Of course it is.

  • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

    Combination of things i.e. Starving (because everything they eat is dying off) + radiation = death. I just solved the mystery for them.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I think they suffer from radiation induced changes to the digestive system ..leading to mal-absorption.

    Along with neurological damage ..making it harder for them to hunt ..the life forms on which they survive …suffering the same.

    And less to eat these life forms also die.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      The crowd that reads Forbes on the fact ..they feel comfortable knowing they can get the best cancer treatments . they think they can afford denial.

      Oh..gee neat ..the best cancer treatments.

    • Ontological Ontological

      Unbelievable that BS is! They just don't get it. Simply keep hiding behind bullshit to protect their stupidity. The toxic SOURCE ELEments & the radiation combined IS the ISSUE! Just the frigging radiation perfectly OK on human immune is EVER mentioned by these money grubber shills! These morons have 98% of the population believing nothing more harmful has escaped since 'cold shutdown'. Pseudoscience & Psychobabble syndrome. Dance for that dolla Forbes Fiends, DANCE!

    • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

      I couldn't believe that bullshit comments on that Forbes site. What a bunch of sociopaths. I wanted to post comments but I just didn't know where to start. So many lies.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    Fukushima Daiichi needs to stop leaking.

    We need a leader who will get things done, like they had in the old days.


    youngest daughter told me of a dream she had last night. "There were men – tall men dressed in white hazmat suits – carrying bodies and dumping them over a ridge. I was standing behind them, watching from the woods. I think it was fall – leaves had turned in the trees – could hear them crunching underfoot. I was out of their line of sight. There was an endless line of these men carrying bodies down a path."

    Thought some of you should hear this. She wants to know what I think…

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Very similar to many dreams I have heard from many people of foreboding imagery, including myself. Many of the people telling me these dreams are non-believers in the radiation plume. I haven't been posting lately because I have been feeling an overwhelming sense of dread. I am hoping I am mistaken, however the collective unconscious of people (like your daughter) seem to be sensing something coming. -Peace to all-


        noticed your absence, newsblackoutUSA. Glad to see you're still in the fight.

        I fear the goddess is hinting that the quickening is almost upon us. I've been through all of this many times before in prior incarnations. But I sense this transition will be unprecedented in its scale. If what's happening to these other lifeforms is any indicator, it's likely a RAIDS-induced opportunistic plague will breakout and sweep a large portion of the human population into the dustbin of time…

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    Whats even sadder is that this has been predicted by every worthy person….since the beginning here on ENNews.

    Were being spoon fed (Gerberized)….

    The best thing now is to protect one's self and family.
    How you do it, I dont care….just do it please.

  • RememberThis RememberThis


    Hi Everyone! :>) (wave)

    Where would the world be without you…

  • cosmic charlie cosmic charlie

    The dream is really not all that fantastical, history has recorded things more disturbing. It is perhaps more relevant in terms of the big picture coming into focus and innocence fleeing from it. I keep most of my dark thoughts to my self in a vain attempt to prolong happiness in my wife and kids. It's a good thing to have had this shared with you. Take solace with both hands when it is there.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Cosmic charlie- well said-


      not-for-nut'n, cosmic charlie, but my daughter's a social magnet; very much in demand by all the other kids. She's above average in her concern for others, which compels others to seek her out on personal issues. So in a sense, her dream is highly uncharacteristic of her usual thoughts and preoccupations. She tells me it was vivid and as such, deeply disturbing; why she disclosed it to me…

  • Entergy has shown themselves to be the slumlords of nuclear. They buy old plants and then suck profits out of them while putting the public at extreme risk.

    They refuse to decomm Yankee for 60 years….in that time, they will be transferred their assets and gone bankrupt. then the local citizens will have to foot the $10B bill for decom in 60 years.

    they stink

  • The big picture! Seals are cute

    Nuclear radiation industry kills cute things.

  • rogerthat

    ''The Ocean is Broken'' (Newcastle Herald interview with yachtsman, October 2013):

    The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.

    "After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead," Macfadyen said.

    "We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

    "I've done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I'm used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen."

    Simple, really. How long before the strandings stop? How long before this ''extremely complex issue'',
    this ''mystery'' is forgotten about, and life (such as it is) returns to normal (whatever that means)? I mean, don't we all hanker after a quiet life. Like this:

    'But in March and April this year, only silence and desolation surrounded his boat, Funnel Web, as it sped across the surface of a haunted ocean.'

  • Cisco Cisco

    I hope those rich folks who promoted and engineered this catastrophe will eventually become food for the serfs that survive. It's just the nature of things.


      should be obvious, Cisco, they knew-not what they were doing…

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Soylent Green, Cannibalism..Yummy! 🙁 Of course if you don't mind eating radiated meat stocks.
      cannibal |ˈkanəbəl|
      a person who eats the flesh of other human beings: [ as modifier ] : cannibal tribes.
      • an animal that feeds on flesh of its own species.

  • Ron

    Fish are getting scarce in the world's oceans due to overfishing. This is well known. I've said it before and I'll say it again, another thing that is well known (by those who listen) is the animosity of the fishing industry against seal and sea lions. They don't give a damn about them, would rather they all just went away so there would be no competition for the remaining fish.

    Read the following slanted article with this in mind, remembering that contrary to what Rebuck says, sea lions have been here for millions of years and have not wiped out any fisheries in all that time. So why does he think that they are such a threat now? Because they are a threat to his fishing lobby. I actually talked with this jerk decades ago, and my impression then, which has only been reinforced as I've read his rantings over the years is he's got an obsession with ridding the sea of sea lions.

    There is a real chance that this is related to Fuku, however, in light of this very real hatred of the sea lion I would look for other clues as well, particularly chemical. Something dumped perhaps that can have adverse consequences on other sea life as well.

    One other thing to consider is that some bozos are engaging in secret geoengineering, re: pouring tons of iron sulfate into the ocean. Look for radiation, but look for these clues as well.

  • rogerthat

    Iori Mochizuki at Fukushima Dairy has an interesting collection of snippets that are worth a look.

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Fukushima is here.

    So if I get cancer from radiation exposure but later some one runs a test to find I am not radioactive then they would say "radioactivity wasn't the cause"

    If they nuke someone's Dad and damage the DNA so the child gets cancer later, but running the child through a full body counter shows no radiation, "radioactivity wasn't the cause"

    If a virus or bacteria mutates due to exposure to radiation and kills vast numbers of life forms in the Pacific but the life forms don't test positive for radiation then "radioactivity wasn't the cause"

    Word Games!

    • Danger Danger

      What we can do today that was impossible just a few years ago is track Chromosome markers on damaged DNA through generations. Gather DNA from Chernobyl, Japanese WWII survivors of Hiroshima/Nagasaki, and depleted uranium children of US service personnel and Iraqi/Bosnians. The common marker will be quick for a DNA scan of a potentially exposed person (or animal). The Nuke industry banana's, x-rays, and natural background will be ripped to shreds.
      It seems that proving with biology rather than the compromised physics/chem labs is the most viable route.

  • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

    The solution is obvious:

    We need to raise the threshold of the "normal" number of rescued or beached/distressed sea lions per year by x1000. In doing so, experts and the media alike can say with a straight face, "but these numbers are actually slightly below normal".

  • DeSwiss DeSwiss

    It's called the ''food chain'' for a reason. :-/

  • dosdos dosdos

    I enjoyed this dissection of a May 2nd NY Times editorial about caution over abandoning nuclear power.

    • Dissection and dismembered, well done.

      Powers that be are pulling out all the stops to promote nuclear.

    • Sickputer

      Powerful article at EcoWatch by Harvey Wasserman. Thanks for the link DD. +311

      The biggest point Harvey makes in my opinion is how the Information Age is stripping away 70 years of lies by the corporacrats. They have lost their commanding advantage for propaganda. They can't hide their crimes against Mother Nature. Yes, they are still savagely raping our planet, but millions of observers are watching and publishing their crimes.

      They are like a vicious murderous psychopath cornered in an alley by a horde of determined vigilantes. The criminal may plea for mercy, but there is only stone cold resolve in this new police force.

      Violence is not needed to shut down their Doomsday machines. Just the truth disseminated on the new media streams until the nuclear advocates become pariahs in the world they ruined. They are fast losing their former iron grip on society.

      They won't go away overnight, but the handwriting for the death of their industry is written in the death scrawls of seals on California beaches, by owls and eagles crashing from the sky, and by the self-inflicted Midas-like death of their own children killed by radiation-induced cancer.

  • We Not They Finally

    Why is this "a mystery"? The sardines are dead and/or poisoned and that was a main food supply for the sea lions.

    Does ANYONE put two plus two together EVER?

  • FXofTruth

    To put is simply, "The people who CARE about this situation are constantly in touch at this site." They comment; they think; they have ideas; they want to learn; they wish they could do more but alas, when you have "special needs leadership" running the World, there is only one thought these "Masters of the Universe" carry in their simple cell brains collectively. That thought is: what's in it for ME and why should "ME" care?

    Along with the fact that the "masses" treat their existence like a magic show…"Look, the plane just disappeared!"; "the reactors blew up but they said everything is fine"; "all the sea life is dying but they said the algae is toxic; "Oh, I'm alive… time to watch TV!"

    The news media gets blamed for not showing this disaster in full media mode but, the "masses" are not demanding more information either. Like any business (which news media is) the consumer drives the product line. If people don't buy it, the products get changed until they do buy. But like the cheap China products we freely buy, so too is the cheap and useless news we digest everyday…. worthless, confusing, contradictory, and ms-directed.

    So it's the consumer of News that drives the news they hear or don't hear. The majority of people lack a curious mind or a mind at all. The people that visit this information site are but the remnants of what once was the foundation of REAL human progress, "the desire to know the truth and have an informed opinion…

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Love it.."what's in it for ME"

  • Nick

    Ever watch a child begin a research project on marine life?

    Eventually, a specific organism gets picked to explore in depth.

    Some kids gravitate towards whales, others seals, sea lions, dolphins, etc.

    What are we going to say when a child asks "what's a whale?", when there are none left?

    Do we do the fairy tale routine and say.."Once upon a time our Oceans were vibrant places where countless animals swam and splashed for eons."

    Or do we choke up and say…"The whales are gone because some humans released too many poisons into the oceans."

    Either way, I can't quite wrap my head around such a future.

  • Sol Man

    The scientific dumfoundedness is the mystery.

  • bo bo

    Is there some attack on Twitter?
    I tweeted like 7 tweets in a row about WIPP, the last 2 alerting Andrews Texas that Los Alamos nuclear waste was headed their way… then my account got shut down. I was troubleshooting for the past 4 days, no solution.

    So I set up a new account, tried to re-follow Alexander Higgins and some others and it says 'you are not permitted to follow this site at the moment. Please try again later.'

    Not that I had much followers, I mostly only had the account for following news
    But curious if anybody had any problems too.

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      I had a bunch of issues 2 or 3 months ago with twitter and with sharing anything anti-nuke there. I kept getting similar messages…. and then I just stopped using Twitter. Now my account seems to be working again. So… ? I wasn't sure if it was just me or not …. interesting to hear someone else has issues with them.

    • Sickputer

      Weird stuff bo…Twitter has an interesting history and policy on censoring accounts as you can read here:

      Maybe you pissed off someone who complained. Twitter will try to protect their business and government interests especially against non-celebrity users.

      It's a fine line between being a fairly anonymous online social activist versus one who gets obstacles thrown in their path by government or business narcs.

      You may have ticked off a Twitter corporacrat. 🙂

      You might get another Internet provider if it is your IP number that is flagged by Twitter.

  • 52Rockwell

    Sorry for your trouble bo. Thankfully I never got on Twitter 🙂 . I have enough trouble just in online forums . Interesting though. Im sure it will only get worse. Get a license and go shortwave. You can buy a good unit for 60 dollars.Cb radio is cool 2 . I have a 40 foot antenna at my house and can get a long way out with a CB. Onetime,the skip was weird that day, I was talking to someone in Jamaica on CB 🙂

  • ftlt

    A toxic ocean soup and toxic dirt. Earth and water, how basic can you get. When they are gone bad, how far off can bad things be for man?

  • Daisy207

    Nothing will be done or reported in the MSM until the headlines read "Swimmers off the coast of California develop first degree burns after returning home from a day at the beach, many in intensive care".

  • SadieDog

    Former GE nuclear engineer blows whistle on mark 1 reactors, calls for an end to nuclear…

  • Nick


    that would be strontium-90 burns perhaps.

    Then there are other things swimmers off CA/WA/OR/AK might watch out for:

    List = too long to document since it couldn't POSSIBLY be due to radiation!

    I bet some surfers have strange red welts that are explained away as jelly-fish stings.

  • War is a Racket, Military Industrial Complex Taking Over Levers Of Power; via @AGreenRoad

  • lickerface lickerface

    Unbelievably, the "experts" are planning on starting up desalination plants to utilize the water in the Pacific, right next to these dead sea lions. I'm pretty sure that RO filtration is not in the works. Even then, how is even RO filtering going to ensure safe water considering 3+ years of toxic stuff into the Pacific? Please leave comments to this story. Channel One news is what the public school system was using to institutionalize us back in the 90's. They're probably still doing it now. It is wrong to publish efforts on desalination at a time like now. This has to be a distraction. I mean, what they hell are they thinking?!?

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