West Coast orcas experienced 100% infant mortality rate as radiation from Fukushima drifted across ocean

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This image provided by SeaWorld San Diego shows mom and baby killer whales swimming together at SeaWorld San Diego’s Shamu Stadium, Thursday Feb. 14, 2013, in San Diego. Kasatka, a killer whale who is approximately 37 years old, gave birth to the calf Thursday under the watchful eyes of SeaWorld’s zoological team. The calf is estimated to weigh between 300 and 350 pounds and measure 6 to 7 feet. The gender of the calf is not yet known. (AP Photo/SeaWorld San Diego, Mike Aguilera)

The tragedy of Fukushima has been on going since 2011, but the death of our oceans has been oa slow burn for decades. In 2008, the Scientific American reported that there were 406 dead zones — meaning there was not enough oxygen to support life — worldwide.

At that time, the blame was from fertilizer and pesticide runoff. In 2010, scientists lamented the stunning amount of toxic and heavy metals — including aluminum, chromium, titanium, mercury, silver and lead — discovered in whales that lived thousands of miles away from civilization.

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According to a report by Common Dreams, these “pollutants were threatening the human food supply.”

Fast forwarding to today, five years past that fateful day in Fukushima, the struggling orca (killer whale) population is in even worse shape.

Are they headed for extinction?

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2 Responses to “West Coast orcas experienced 100% infant mortality rate as radiation from Fukushima drifted across ocean”

  1. Once again you bring a crucial issue to myattention. Thank you

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