TV: Billions of mysterious creatures dead along West Coast — “Literally covering all of Oregon coast” — Washing up from California to Alaska — Expert: Death totals are staggering, “it’s got to be billions” (VIDEO)

Published: May 3rd, 2015 at 9:04 am ET


National Geographic, Apr 20, 2015 (emphasis added): Billions of Blue Jellyfish Wash Up on American Beaches… In recent weeks, about a billion jellyfish-like “purple sailors” have washed up on West Coast beaches… The jellies started washing up on Oregon and Washington State beaches four to six weeks ago… Then they started showing up in California… Photo: Endless — Dead Velella stretch as far as the eye can see… perhaps as many as a billion, experts say

KOMO, Apr 17, 2015: There’s an unusual sea creature being pushed ashore from the Baja to the Bering Sea… beachcombers are finding something blue that’s out of ordinary. “This is something that doesn’t happen here very often.” For almost a month now a jellyfish like creature called the velella velella has been washing up by the millions… [Witnesses] have never seen anything like it.

KSBW, Apr 15, 2015: Billions of creatures wash ashore in California — Piles of sea animals have been washing ashore of late… These creatures are all over right now… changing the landscape of local beaches… [Biologist Steve Haddock] says the death totals are staggering… “It’s got to be billions.” He says the animals are blowing ashore as far north as Washington and as far south as Pismo Beach [Calif.].

The Weather Channel, Apr 16, 2015: Billions of Mysterious Creatures on Beach — Billions of Velella Velella jellyfish are washing on shore along the West Coast… Strong winds and above average sea surface temperatures are killing off this unusual animal in large numbers.

Malibu Times, Apr 28, 2015: Blue Jellyfish Taking Over Malibu Beaches — An influx of visitors have taken over the shores of Malibu [and] have caused concern among residents.

Beach Connection, Apr 12, 2015: Last week, the bulk of the Oregon coast was hit by a large number of Purple Sails – a kind of small jellyfish… Now, however, the inundation has continued unabated and the little creatures are literally covering all of the Oregon coast. It is now hard to step on any part of a beach without stepping on them… “They haven’t really stopped coming in,” [Charlie Plybon, a Newport resident] said. “They’ve been coming in and coming in since I talked to you last.”… They seemed to disappear for several years between 2007 and 2014. This time, however, seems one of the larger inundations in more than a decade.

The Oregonian, Apr 19, 2015: What a weekend it’s been at the beaches in northern Oregon… [Velella velellas] washed up on Oregon beaches by the millions recently, capturing national attention… The buzz was a little mysterious to Keith Chandler, longtime manager of the aquarium, because the smallish marine life had been coming ashore for a month… Something similar happened last summer.

Watch: KOMO broadcast | KSBW broadcast

Published: May 3rd, 2015 at 9:04 am ET


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233 comments to TV: Billions of mysterious creatures dead along West Coast — “Literally covering all of Oregon coast” — Washing up from California to Alaska — Expert: Death totals are staggering, “it’s got to be billions” (VIDEO)

  • bowling

    Its very strange because japan us relations for 200 alex refers to the same things and remembers things from socref time. has same teorts. Socref was the original alias then moefoe mf mbp metalbeard etc

    • Thx…added an educational comment there.
      A little connect the dots info might help since identifying *cause and effect* usually involves many factors. Please consider this particular ongoing pollution additionally present in the oceanic stew.

      Man made radiation from the 3 meltdowns, that Tepco has NO ability to stop (and just recently admitted after 4 years) is STILL pouring into the Pacific daily, adding documented amounts of deadly radiation to an already massively polluted ocean.

      Food chains are being increasingly destroyed by man made destroyers of life! Species, from the smallest bottom level phytoplankton up to the larger fish and mammals, are rapidly diminishing as radiation rapidly bio-accumulates in all life forms which then no longer possess healthy immune systems.

      It's well past time to end this biggest last straw of madness that only puts money in the pockets of people who profit from nuclear related industries at our expense! It's not a secret that man made radiation causes genetic mutations at cellular levels and once it's re-circulating in the air, water and life forms, it is FOREVER, being absorbed by we humans too. Now, the big question is… who of our generations of innocent offspring will be cursed with babysitting the life destroying nuclear waste mess they inherit!

      Not to mention, it may already be too late to mitigate the damage to our oceans. Thank you for listening…

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  • rogerthat

    Unusual occurrence and rate of development of thyroid cancer in Fukushima children

    74% chance of lymph node metastasis

    Not only is the number of thyroid cancers large, but also the symptoms are serious.

    Last year Fukushima Medical University published 55 cases of thyroid cancer in Fukushima: 2 of them were anaplastic carcinoma, and 74% of them lymph node metastasis.

    Normally, the prognosis of thyroid cancer among adults is good: little metastasis and slow progression. But this is not true of thyroid cancer found in Fukushima.

    The Government Must Expand Medical Examinations for Victims of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 10 March 2015

    117 children in Fukushima have been suspected of having thyroid cancer: the second round of medical examination found 8 children.

    On February 12, 2015, the Oversight Committee for Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey held a meeting. According to the committee, the total number of children suspected of thyroid cancer reached 117. Of them, 86 already went through surgery and were confirmed to have suffered thyroid cancer.

    Since April 2014, the second round of medical examination has been conducted on 75,311 children. 8 of them had shown “no abnormality” at the first round, but they were newly suspected of thyroid cancer after the second round…

    • rogerthat

      One of them went through surgery and indeed had thyroid cancer.

      Every time a child in Fukushima was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Fukushima Medical University and the Japanese government insisted on “screening effects” – namely, an early ultrasound scan simply detected thyroid cancer that would have been otherwise found much later.

      The university and the government also argue that thyroid cancer develops slowly: Since the number of paediatric thyroid cancers began to increase only five years after the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the cases of paediatric thyroid cancers in Fukushima so far are unlikely to have be caused by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster.

      But if their argument had been correct, they would not have found any thyroid cancer after the second round of medical examination. Nonetheless, Hokuto Hoshi, chairman of the oversight committee, stated, “Of course, we cannot completely preclude the possibility of causal relationship between the nuclear disaster and thyroid cancer. But, given the results of medical examinations, we don’t think it’s necessary to change our position, that is, the causal relationship is unlikely.”

      74% chance of lymph node metastasis

      Not only is the number of thyroid cancers large, but also the symptoms are serious. Last year Fukushima Medical University published 55 cases of thyroid cancer in Fukushima: 2 of them were anaplastic carcinoma, and 74% of them lymph node metastasis.

      Normally, the prognosis of thyroid…

      • rogerthat

        cancer among adults is good: little metastasis and slow progression. But this is not true of thyroid cancer found in Fukushima.

        Moreover, the nuclear fallout contaminated not only Fukushima but also adjacent prefectures, as suggested by UNSCEAR’s report. In light of the real extent of nuclear pollution, the government must expand the coverage of medical examinations for areas outside of Fukushima Prefecture.

        Treatment for other diseases than thyroid cancer

        While we tend to focus on thyroid cancer, we also should keep in mind the necessity of systematic medical examinations for thyroid malfunction and other illnesses.

        According to longitudinal surveys on A-bomb survivors, radiation dose exceeding 1 mSv (with regard to a particular organ) is statistically correlated with the increased likelihood of uterine fibroid, thyroid diseases, cataract, kidney and ureteral stones (among men), hypertension, and heart attack.

        The national report, published by the Ukraine government 25 years after the Chernobyl disaster, also describes thyroid malfunction and many other illnesses related to immune, respiratory, and digestive systems.

        Problems with MOE’s “Expert Committee” and “Current Policy”

        Victims of the nuclear disaster and NGOs demanded the government to (1) improve medical examinations and (2) extend them to municipalities outside of Fukushima Prefecture.

        The Ministry of Environment (MOE), responsible for the health of disaster victims, …

        • rogerthat

          established the “Expert Committee” in November 2013.

          The committee is chaired by Shigenobu Nagataki, emeritus professor at Nagasaki University, one of the longstanding defenders of the “radioactivity-is-safe” ideology who helped to underestimate health effects of the Chernobyl disaster.

          The committee also includes members who received monetary contributions from the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, sit on radioactivity, nuclear safety, and emergency response commissions, and are responsible for the failures to distribute potassium iodine tablets and use SPEEDI in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster.

          Put another way, those who helped to create disaster victims deliberated on policy for victims’ health management.

          The selection of committee members, as well as the way the committee’s deliberation was framed, was therefore meant to defend the foregone conclusion, not to expand the current medical examinations for disaster victims.

          Indeed, the mid-term report published by the expert committee in December 2014 not only failed to offer epidemiological analysis of thyroid cancer and other illnesses in Fukushima Prefecture, not to mention case studies, but also concluded that the level of radiation exposure outside the prefecture is too low to warrant any medical examination.

          Given this report, MOE announced its “current policy” on February 28, 2015, to promote “nationwide cancer registration” as well as “risk-communication projects” …

          • rogerthat

            to educate citizens with “accurate” information about health effects of radioactivity, instead of expanding medical examinations for disaster victims inside and outside of Fukushima.

            Article 13.2 in the Act on the Protection and Support for the Children and other Victims of the TEPCO Disaster guarantees lifelong medical examinations for victims residing in areas where radiation doses are estimated to exceed a certain level, whereas Article 13.3 promises to subsidize medical expenses for illnesses related to the nuclear disaster.

            However, these measures are yet to be implemented.

            At this rate, we are concerned that adequate investigation and prevention of thyroid cancer and other illnesses, both inside and outside of Fukushima, will not take place.

            We therefore demand that the government effectively implement the Act, given that our knowledge of health effects of radioactivity is very much incomplete at present.

            Details of the 8 children suspected of thyroid cancer after the second round
            Sex: 4 boys and 4 girls
            Age: 6 to 17 at the time of the disaster
            Size of tumour: 6-17.3 mm
            Residence: Namie, Date, Tamura, Ōkuma, Fukushima
            Estimated dose: less than 1 mSv (2), 2.1 mSv maximum, unknown (2)
            First-round results: A1 (5), A2 (3)

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            • medical investigation parameters need to be broadened –

              how many babies born with some form of deformation? what types? increased numbers of live or dead birth issues? what's going on with the babies – in total – Chernobyl & Fallujah & Marshall Islands kids are the templates that should be used when contemplating or investigating medical issues. it isn't just thyroid and cancer that populations are being hit with.

              Heart, kidney, liver, lung, brain defects
              Missing parts
              Extra parts
              Shortened lifespans

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    Reporting from Mid Oregon Coast this weekend 5/3/15 just to the north of Newport.

    Confirmed MASS beaching of the "Purple Sailor" jellyfish.

    Had to have been billions on the beach…still coming on shore in droves.

    I quizzed many locals and surfers and no one had ever seen a beaching of this magnitude.

    I was on the SAME beach last year, and my photos show none of these jellys at all.

    They were mostly the same size, however there were some smaller ones in the mix.

    They feed on microscopic plankton, and if THAT has taken on nuclear radiation, which I totally suspect, it could cause an explosive birthing event, followed by a crash.

    These jellyfish also have the ability to utilize sunlight's radiation to provide energy to them.

    As I have seen, firsthand, how plants and trees get their sun tracking ability re-directed by Fukushima's plumes, one could also guess that they might be using that radiation as a food source too, which in tern, could effect their propagation.

    Mussel population was way down.

    NO sea stars of ANY type were found in the tide pools.

    Green sea anemones were the most prevalent life in the tide pools.

    The coral looked like it was trouble.

    ***End Report***

    • bowling

      got rid of the troll matt. thanks for the help. Thankyou administrater. That one was here a while. It too was IT savvy. Dear admin, when metalbeard this alias socref moefe did sos attacks did it sestabilize the website? This one bragged abput its IT abilities. Stock mentioned buying a radioactive plate from walmart a year ago and throwing it away a year ago. This troll alias ALEX,remembered that incident with stock throwing the plate away a year ago quite clearly. Alex was bragging about its IT.skills and was priming for another dos attack. It uses vpn to change its ip address. Aunavoz is in with it somehow. This troll appeared in duo with mf, moe foe, socref, metalbeard etc. It seems like when the media gets hot about fukushima.or ypu have dieoffs, or some new reactor thing comes out these trolls show up and get real aggressive. Thanks again admin for the help. Bowling out

      • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

        bowling…thanks and good job helping "striking him out"…and thank you admin!!

      • califnative califnative

        bowling, Admin – yes thanks. Another alias was pig-man and factchecker, rather fartchecker. Mean old drunk he was.

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        Top of the evening 'newsers! 🙂 I 2nd the notion & emotions and honorable mention to all who hung around and actually had the patience and stomach to put up with that kooky little nuke-puke piss ant to engage ANY of the revised versions of the same creep re-emerged to instigate and misinform/minimize/distract potential "new"ser's from the grim news & stark realities that the unprecedented 311/Fukushima ongoing GLOBAL Nuclear CATASTROPHE represents~GOOD RIDDANCE!!~ [however short-lived his absence might be?-unfortunately…]I'm sure he'll be back or still remains in some form like a true nuclear-armed,"sleeper" terrorist awaiting orders from his Handlers whenever there's any kind of setbacks or additional worrisome,potentially devastating,harmful status changes @Fukushima or any part of the nuke cartels fatally flawed infrastructure anywhere that places the public at risk & in harm's way via the incompetence & mismanagement that I for one was horrifically shocked upon learning that the whole risky nuclear business is, and as it turns out,ALWAYS WAS plagued with as is the obsolete technology that should never have been adopted and put into operation on even a limited scale seeing as the only aspect of what can be called a "success"(aside from POD)is that they're "accomplished-LIAR'S"!! So much so that they manage to STILL sell their products & bullshit even though 311 & 100% certainty of nuclear war WILL be the means to the END![of ALL Earth's-life]*HAVE A…

        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

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  • Sol Man

    The incident with these jellyfish is a fair representation of where the nasty stuff has, is and will continue to come from, likely forever.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    What if it is Fukushima? What about the porpoises and whales and sea lions and seals? What if every last one dies? Fukushima really then killed a lot of species.

    Have you seen "The Sound of Thunder" movie? The future is broke good, now! Won't be able to fix this one

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


    Heart of the Rose
    May 4, 2015 at 6:11 pm
    Trend of people taking selfies with sick sea lion pups in SoCal alarms marine life experts
    May 4 2015

    How much worse before ..pathetic?

    • califnative califnative

      Unimaginable how anyone could make fun of heart retching situation like that, I can't even open the link. My friend who lives in Pacifica, CA recently had one of the whale beach there, he said people are spraying graffiti on this beautiful creature 🙁

      The MSM has desensitized people, younger people I'm afraid.

      • alasanon

        Maybe it's people like that who are making this happen!..

        Plus, that could be a coping mechanism? I saw spray paint graffiti referring to "BP" scrawled all over dumpsters in the S.E. United States during the BP/Corexit Oil Spill. The Corexit/oil rained down on us and made all our foliage look like it had cancer!!.. It was so scary on a visceral level, although no official statements came out (other than a shocking "Don't drink any rain water!" from VA Health Dept.).
        It's pretty ironic that I relied heavily on West Coast produce and foodstuffs at that time~~ 🙁

        Do such people not see the obvious analogy?–they are next!! 🙁

        • alasanon

          In sum, I really sympathize with West Coasters. If I hadn't had access to West Coast produce during the BP Oil Spill (which wrecked my outdoor houseplants, for starters), I don't know what I would have done!!… The rain even burned through finish on my car-so creepy!..It made all the tree leaves and various flora look diseased. I felt like I was in a surreal movie to observe these effects! I get it.. But, Fukushima is really bad. 🙁

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        This one?

        Dead sperm whale in Bay Area burned, defaced with graffiti
        5/4/ 2015

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Thanks, media for being you. You edit the blood from war, the truth from the news, emotion from the ELE. Euthanasia for the mind. Anesthesia for the heart. Thanks! Time for a commercial break.

  • Cdog Cdog

    pinksailmatt I agree that we are creating a world that nurtures jellyfish. Stephen Baxter mentions this in his novel Evolution. In Santa Cruz I've been seeing the sails non stop for maybe a year. Never saw one in the 30 years until last. I did however see a single starfish today, pretty small. Several sea lions, but they were acting strange as it was about 8 or 9 pups all hurling together about fifty feet out in the shallow low tide. A lady on the beach mentioned she thought it was odd. Lots of pelicans which is good, birds have been absent. No seagulls! Crazy! But I'd say in every cubic foot of sand theres at least a couple of jsails dead and mixed in now! I don't think anything eats them, maybe the seagulls did?

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Water , air..soil.. all the same..depend's on what creature you are..

    Talking Heads AIR (1979)

  • We Not They Finally

    My question is the TWO happy that we are losing the Food chain..Losing the Ocean?Losing the Plancton in the sea which produces 70& of all our planets oxygen?So why do they dont realize that the worlds population will be decimated just by massive radiation and global warmimg that they create using HAARP and deadly chem trails that they are using to kill so many of us…So soon the earth will be dead.There is no point in all their mischief…My deepest wishes for their eternal suffering where ever they migrate..Hell will follow them forever.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Obviously, an enemy that values their own lives. A homicidal psychopathic cult. When they went over the edge, the point of no return, they did not notice nor did they care. We will all die. World ends at 9:00. watch "News at 11." Life is just an interruption of the regularly scheduled commercial break.

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Obviously, an enemy that values their own lives. (sarcasm—they really fucked the pooch, this time. They will all die)

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Lack of entertainment is probably why the refugees of Fukushima have not returned to their homes. They could use an amusement park at FD NPP #1. They could have: Baked beach whale and tritium tea.Recreated anima tronic disaster scene of the 311 control room. Daily explo sions! The worlds largest roller coaster, "The Nuclear Scream" weaving amongst the ruins of the power plant.Robotic crane game where you try to build a tsunami wall high enough to prevent the disaster, but suited bean counters resist.S lot machines with nuclear power themes: meltdowns, melt outs, and fallout, oh my. Wheel of Misfortune!Strontium-90 slide, Ride the twitching anima tronic dolphins as they beach themselves!Ride the fuel pools as they collapse, Shoot waste water storage tanks; spilling into and killing marine life, and angering fishermen. That should prove quit the profitable business venture, and be a safe investment, enjoyed no, – scratch that – subsidized by ratepayers and taxpayers alike. All because,to boil water, we surely must d ie.

          • unincredulous unincredulous

            Put a few spaces in there and finally it posts. Not exactly where I intended for it to be, but…

          • Shaker1

            Yeah, well, incredulous, they won't even give them the luxury you suggest.

            "The LDP party is pushing a plan to reopen the evacuation zone for any area below 50 mSv/year by 2017. This change to evacuation zone designations would also likely end any compensation for those who moved away or similar aid for the area. According to their plan any area with up to 20 mSv/year would be reopened in 2016. Areas with up to 50 mSv/year in 2017. It is very unlikely any of these areas would see a significant reduction in radiation levels between now and then. Most of the shorter lived isotopes have decayed away. The current radiation levels is mostly longer lived isotopes with cesium 137 having a 30 year half life.

            The ICRP guideline for the public is a radiation exposure level of 1 mSv/year. The international maximum exposure guideline for nuclear workers is 20 mSv/year. Residents moving back to these areas in some cases would become more exposed than the workers dealing with the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi."


  • ecoguy57

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