Report: Freaky mutant bugs found — Likely a first, says expert — Prefecture bordering Fukushima (PHOTOS)

Published: December 22nd, 2012 at 11:32 pm ET
By
Email Article Email Article
34 comments


Title: Freaky Mutant Bugs Found
Source: SimplyInfo
Date: December 22, 2012

Freaky Mutant Bugs Found

[...] The teachers didn’t come out and blame the radiation levels from Fukushima but there have been mounting cases of insect mutations found in the radiation zones in the region. [...]

Via: http://sankei.jp.msn.com/region/news/121002/chb12100221450001-n1.htm

Mr. Shimizu, an expert on local animals comments on the beetles found in [...] The bugs were collected in Ibaraki Prefecture at Ushiku city (translation by Fukushima Diary):

  • Because of chromosomal abnormality, you often see the stag beetle of right/left half body as different sex, but I never expected such a one of male head with female body exists [middle], I was rather shocked
  • You can’t see it more than once in a life
  • Probably this is the first discovery of the stag beetle that has separated sex such clearly

More photos here

Published: December 22nd, 2012 at 11:32 pm ET
By
Email Article Email Article
34 comments

Related Posts

  1. Time: A positive way to spin mutant butterflies found near Fukushima August 18, 2012
  2. Report: Over 200,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium in dust from outside Fukushima Prefecture January 6, 2013
  3. MSN publishes report on ‘freaky’ fruits and vegetables said to be from areas around Fukushima nuclear plant (PHOTOS) July 16, 2013
  4. ‘First Time’: Radioactive rice with more than double gov’t cesium limit found outside Fukushima Prefecture January 10, 2013
  5. The Australian: The devastating physical & genetic effects of Japan’s nuclear disaster are revealed — All mutant butterflies were caught far outside Fukushima evacuation zone August 14, 2012

34 comments to Report: Freaky mutant bugs found — Likely a first, says expert — Prefecture bordering Fukushima (PHOTOS)

You must be logged in to post a comment.