Fukushima radiation seen in tuna off California
May 28, 2012
unlike some other compounds, radioactive cesium does not quickly sink to the sea bottom but remains dispersed in the water column, from the surface to the ocean floor.
Fish can swim right through it, ingesting it through their gills, by taking in seawater or by eating organisms that have already taken it in, [Study author Daniel Madigan of Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station] said.
Published: May 29th, 2012 at 1:54 am ET