TV: “Researchers say massive decline of fish is throwing off ecosystem” along California coast — Expert: “Population has truly collapsed”… They’re gone virtually everywhere — Whale numbers dropping significantly, squid disappearing, other major die-offs seen (VIDEO)

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Monterey Herald, Nov 3, 2015 (emphasis added): Local whale watching tour companies and conservationists claim the anchovy population has “collapsed” due to environmental reasons… Fishing groups disagree, though they note the bay has seen some dramatic environmental changes.

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Oct 30, 2015: Monterey Bay anchovy numbers in decline, groups say… “Since late September, the whale numbers have decreased, their behavior has changed and their food, anchovies, are less abundant,” said Nancy Black, marine biologist… Whale watching tour companies and conservationists claim the anchovy population has “collapsed” due to environmental reasons… The fishing industry says that’s not the case though ocean conditions have been unusual. Some scientists, however, are finding a drastic decline in the forage fish… [Pacific Fishery Management Council staff officer Mike Burner said,] “The council’s definitely concerned with some of the things they’ve heard.”… “The population has truly collapsed,” [said] William Sydeman, president and senior scientist at the Farallon Institute. “There’s no way fishing could have that kind of impact, so it had to be environmental.”… plankton populations are low, affecting their predators up the marine food chain… “When anchovy numbers are low, they crowd at the coast and appear to be abundant,” Sydeman said… At the same time, the lack of anchovies offshore are maybe in part why scores of sea lions and sea birdsare starving up and down the coast. “Right now we’re seeing that the whales are more scattered and seem to be looking harder for food,” said Dorris Welch, marine biologist…

Monterey Herald, Oct 19, 2015: Plenty of anchovies in Monterey Bay, but maybe not elsewhereMarket squid are disappearing, and in their place, fishing boats are reeling in piles of anchovies. But while they appear abundant, conservation groups warn that the forage fish may be at their lowest levels since the 1950s. “It’s an anomalous year,” said Diane Pleschner-Steele, executive director of the California Wetfish Producers Association. [Oceana’s Geoff Shester said,] “new information shows that the stock is at such a low level right now, it’s literally in a state of collapse.” Survey cruises conducted by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center detected little to no anchovy eggs from 2010 to 2013… Sit on the docks where anchovies are sorted and you’ll likely see lots of the silvery fish piling up. But it’s a mirage, warns William Sydeman, ecologist of the Farallon Institute, who coauthored the paper that estimated anchovies at low levels. “People think that if they’re in Monterey Bay, they must be everywhere,” Sydeman said. “They’re not. They’re only in Monterey Bay.” Sydeman said anchovies tend to aggregate near shore when their numbers are low…

KION, Oct 21, 2015: California’s last anchovies crowd in the Monterey Bay; Researchers say a massive decline of the fish is throwing off the ecosystem — Several conservation groups and whale watching operators are very concerned about the anchovies in the Monterey Bay… Recently, fishermen have been hauling out 120 tons of anchovies every night, but those anchovies are some of the last along California’s coast… “The anchovy abundance out here, and off the entire state, has gotten to some of the lowest we’ve seen since the 1950s,” [Oceana’s Geoff Shester] said. “Scientists are calling it an actual collapse.”… Anchovies are an important part of the ecosystem. That’s why these groups say if nothing is done, there could be long-term impacts. “We’re really worried that right now we are seeing major die-offs of sea lion pups and pelicans because they’re starving and not able to reproduce,” Shester said. “And that’s because there’s not enough sardines and anchovies out there.” “We’ve noticed the numbers of whales have dropped significantly,” [marine biologist Nancy Black] said.

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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Time has come for an ‘honorable retreat’ from Tokyo 2020 over Fukushima
    11/14/2015

    "As Murata noted in the conclusion of his article, “Heaven and Earth will not long countenance immoral conduct.” Recognizing this, Minister Endo, will you join the call for an “honorable retreat”?"

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/11/04/voices/time-come-honorable-retreat-tokyo-2020-fukushima/#.VjpOzzgQXIV

  • FXofTruth

    So, the fat lady has finished the song and the game is truly over.

    Trillions of innocent sea-life; millions of human lives wasted by endless nuclear murder. How pathetic and void of moral character all you researchers are, that intentionally ignore the obvious truth here.

    But remember this:
    When it is the final time, that no one can escape, when you turn back to the dust of the Earth….your permanent legacy will be that YOU were one of the Destroyer of This World….God's World. A World that was entrusted into your care, which you chose to disrespect and ruin.

    Your Soul will find no Peace and your heart will forever be in pain. Because you help to destroy God's finest of gifts…Life.

    • DebbyS-AbqNM DebbyS-AbqNM

      What if this was "God's Plan"? Or is he/she/it/they surprised at this turn of events? Hmm…

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        There is no plan, there is only man..

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisinTruth

        God is not responsible for evil.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          If you believe somehow that all was created by a God..then everything you see and every action by man..he would be responsible for. You can't have it both ways…sorry!

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisinTruth

            The wisdom of man is not the wisdom of God. You can't have it both ways, but I can.

            “…The Bible shows that God did not create the Devil. Instead, He created the person who became the Devil. Regarding God, the Bible says: “Perfect is his activity, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness, with whom there is no injustice; righteous and upright is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:3-5) From that statement, we can conclude that Satan the Devil was at one time perfect and righteous, namely, one of God’s angelic sons.
            At John 8:44, Jesus said that the Devil “did not stand fast in the truth,” implying that Satan had at one time been truthful and guiltless.
            However, like the rest of Jehovah’s intelligent creatures, the angel who became Satan had the freedom to choose between right and wrong. By choosing a course in opposition to God and inciting the first human couple to join him, he made himself Satan, which means “Resister.”—Genesis 3:1-5; Revelation 12:9.…”
            http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/did-god-create-the-devil/

  • skizexq skizexq

    DO we really need to take 120 tons a day of anchovies? They aren't that great on pizza…what else do we really need to take them for? 120 tons a day would feed a lot of whales! Why aren't there restrictions?

  • Nick

    Tell me again in our current vireality social mediaverse why we humans can't utter truths across the vast Internet at each other.

    Are we really so wedded to our damn smart phones that we actually are ignorant of what really matters?

    Ye who live in this social media Universe need to light a viral Fukushima Truth fire.

    I haven't seen it yet.

    Neither has the dying Pacific.

    As the ocean dies, may we learn to wage peace before it really is too late…..

    • GOM GOM

      Nick
      You are very wise..says she.

    • Insight

      Nick, it is not just the Pacific. The International Atomic Energy Agency notes, 13 countries used ocean dumping to “dispose” of radioactive waste between 1946 and 1993.
      According to the United Nations, some companies have been dumping radioactive waste and other hazardous materials into the coastal waters of Somalia. This has caused health problems for locals in the coastal region and poses a significant danger to Somalia’s fishing industry and local marine life.
      [In the North Atlantic] 78% of dumping at Atlantic Ocean is done by UK (35,088TBq), followed by Switzerland (4,419TBq), USA (2,924TBq) and Belgium (2,120TBq). France dumped in NE Atlantic at 2 sites, 46,396 containers, 14.3x103tons of nuclear waste.

      The catalogue of waste dumped at sea by the Soviets includes some 17,000 containers of radioactive waste, 19 ships containing radioactive waste, 14 nuclear reactors, including five that still contain spent nuclear fuel; 735 other pieces of radioactively contaminated heavy machinery, and the K-27 nuclear submarine with its two reactors loaded with nuclear fuel was scuttled in 50 meters of water with its two reactors filled with spent nuclear fuel in in Stepovogo Bay in the Kara Sea in 1981. The K-27 could achieve criticality and explode which is an ever present danger.

      This has probably been reported on Enenews before however for any new readers it is important info to know.

  • dunkilo

    knee deep in hot water,broke out in a cold sweat….
    cant catch a turtle,in this rat race…
    feels like im losing time,at a break neck pace…
    Thanks to Stevie Ray Vaughn and double trouble, their music helped me thru this day:)
    Peace
    Love em while you got em!!

  • I'm trying to use a new browser in order to get my comments posted, lets see if it works shall we…here is something to cheer about, the next move our children can make is towards nuke-pukes, our future depends on our children, being innocent is a gift we "grown-up do not have…

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/04/waging-climate-court-battle-brave-youth-refuse-watch-government-do-nothing

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Photographer Had ‘Never Seen Anything Like It’ When He Snapped Photos, Video of Sea Lions Going After Sharks
    Nov 4 2015

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/11/04/photographer-had-never-seen-anything-like-it-when-he-snapped-photos-video-of-sea-lions-going-after-sharks/

    Some hunger coming on out there?

  • Cooter

    From Fairwinds.org:

    "The second report, provided by esteemed Japanese medical professionals, reveals that the incidence of thyroid cancer is approximately 230 times higher than normal in the Fukushima Prefecture."

    27 minute long video.
    http://www.fairewinds.org/nuclear-energy-education/cancer-on-the-rise-in-post-fukushima-japan

    • We Not They Finally

      Yes, and/but…. probably a very lowball figure as they test poorly and infrequently for thyroid cancer there. Don't take biopsies, much less call it "cancer" until a growth is too big to ignore. Tell parents to wait two years for a re-test. Prohibit second opinions. Fire any doctor who mentions the R word.

  • demise demise

    Our government is so corrupt that they no longer run the government. They are just puppets of corporations that run their political superfunds. They sign (Hillary) an agreement to import poisoned food and to stonewall all negative Japanese news. Corporate media follows lock step. As Obama goose steps around the White House planning his next golf trip, we are consuming irradiated food and water with zero information from our 'protectors'. A revolution is the only thing that can change this morale void. But the long term is certain if Japan continues to do nothing but watch the Pacific Ocean die. As for the Olympics in 2020. It will be boycotted by many countries and probably cancelled unless the change to another venue is made soon.

    The coming 2016 depression will probably kill the Olympics all together anyway.

  • 4truth

    Hot rain in Monterey on November 2.

    Tested with Inspector Alert monitor.

    Background air = approx. 31 CPM (alpha, beta, gamma)

    Bagged monitor put in rain. Range of readings from 70s to 113 CPM (beta and gamma only; alpha blocked by bag).
    Readings in 90s common.

    10 minute timed reading the next day after the rain = average 44 CPM.

    That's a 42% increase in background air radiation.

    • We Not They Finally

      Hate to ask you to set your sites higher. (Really.) But that's almost "nothing" compared to readings all over the U.S., not just the West Coast. Here in the Boston area, we now get highs of 1,300 CPM! Part Fukushima, part Honeywell (from Illinois,) probably part "other." 44 CPM would be a dream world by now. Go read Bob Nichols at Veterans Today, Your Radiation This Week. Most of America is by now medically dangerous.

  • REDDING, California – Rev. Philip Wells has been intently watching the news about a possible delay[!!] in the opening of Dungeness crab season in the Pacific Ocean.

    The pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anderson relies on the crustaceans for the parish’s annual crab feed in February.

    But state officials have found high levels of a toxin called domoic acid in some Dungeness and rock crabs, throwing the crabbing season into uncertainty.

    http://www.redding.com/news/local-news/toxin-discovered-in-ocean-crab-meat

  • We Not They Finally

    Anchovies for all. Hold the cesium.

  • Jebus Jebus

    The Fukushima tritium train.

    Yep, we are all aboard…

    3 reactors(engines), crashed into the sea almost five years ago.

    Crashed and burned, probably more…

    They are still pulling an infinite number of tank cars, with them, into the sea.

    How many? All of them…

    400 metric tonnes is approximately 100,000 gallons.

    1 tank car holds approximately 30,000 gallons.

    So a bit more than 3 tank cars every 24 hours.

    For 1498 days and counting.

    Lowball estimate.

    Cause it will never stop.

    The Fukushima train wreck is forever and this time it's an Ocean… 😐

  • Gasser Gasser

    Name that Nuclear song

    Night and day, Fukushima you are the one
    
Only you emitting nuclides 'neath the moon or under the sun


    Whether near to me or far

    It's no matter, radiation, wherever you are

    
I think of you day and night

    Night and day, why is it so

    That your Plutonium follows me wherever I go ?

    
In the roarin' Geiger counters boom
    
In the silence of my radioactive room

    
I think of you day and night

    Night and day, under the hide of me

    There's oh, many Cesium becquerels inside of me

    
And its torment will not be through
    
As you make me spend my life with cancer from you

    
Day and night, night and day

    Night and day, you are the one
    
Only you 'neath the Earth hot as the sun


    Whether near to me or far
    
It's no matter where your Buckyballs are

    
I think of you day and night

    Night and day, why is it so?

    That this contempt for you follows wherever I go?


    In the roarin' exploding reactors boom
    
Screaming in my crowded hospital room

    
I think of you day and night

    Night and day, under the cancer hide of me

    There's an oh, such a Uranium burning inside of me

    
And its torment won't be through

    Till I die spending life making a sarcophagus for you


    Day and night, night and day

    ~Gasser Classic~

  • Leland Leland

    This is A public Notice Under California Civil Code § 52.1
    Dr Ken Busseler is not a Physicist Nuclear or otherwise he has a doctoral in Marine chemistry.
    this is a public notice
    M.I.T. University does not offer Marine Radio chemistry as A course, adding that most university's don't or have dropped it
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    This Expedited Drop Course Proposal is being done after the completion of the Courses Not Taught in 3 Years Report. It was determined by the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences as not needed.

    M.I.T. requirements for Nuclear physicist
    Those who become nuclear physicists have a strong background in physics, mathematics, and computer science. Nuclear physicists have advanced academic degrees, and have spent years studying their field and conducting independent research.

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