Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Seals dying of radiation sickness in Alaska

Scores of ring seals are being washed on shore dead or severely ill. Researchers tried to find a virus but nothing has been found and the symptoms are much like those of radiation sickness: bleeding and skin damage as well as hair loss. 

Radiation tests are ongoing but will not be available for several weeks (if ever). 

I'd say that seals, who eat fish in the polluted North Pacific Ocean, are somewhat more susceptible than humans on shore, who may not rely only on fish. However the issue highlights the extreme severity and lack of any sort of borders of the unprecedented Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, no matter that the authorities (under pressure from the nuclear industry and the military) want to ignore the huge problem and even keep running ahead and building more and more nuclear holocaust devices (aka "power plants").

Sources: TVNZ, Enenews.

Update: seals show abnormal brain growths, undersized lymph nodes and white spots on liver. Walruses and ringed seals in (Eastern) Russia, as well ringed seals in (Western) Canada have been reported with similar symptoms. ··> Enenews, Environment News Service.

Related: radiation spikes in Western North America:

This is more or less coincident with the arrival of the tsunami debris from Japan, which may be radioactive. Fukushima Emergency, what can we do? reports spikes of 0.4, almost 0.5 in some cases, micro-sieverts scattered through the Western Coast of North America from Los Angeles to Canada. If exposed year-wide to such radiation levels, it is dangerous, very specially for children and teenagers.


  1. Any follow up to this story?
    Just wondering what the "testing" concluded. It has been almost 2 years and I cannot find any follow up

  2. Any follow up to this? It has been 18 months and I have never found any results from this "testing".

  3. I don't keep a tight track of the matter but I know that seals, especially cubs, have been beaching in California several times at the usual rate this last months or year.


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