Something Is Killing Life All Over The Pacific Ocean – Could It Be Fukushima?

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Why is there so much death and disease among sea life living near the west coast of North America right now?  Could the hundreds of tons of highly radioactive water that are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day have anything to do with it?  When I wrote my last article about Fukushima, I got a lot of heat for being “alarmist” and for supposedly “scaring” people unnecessarily.  I didn’t think that an article about Fukushima would touch such a nerve, but apparently there are some people out there that really do not want anyone writing about this stuff.  Right now, massive numbers of fish and sea creatures are dying in the Pacific Ocean.  In addition, independent tests have shown that significant levels of cesium-137 are in a very high percentage of the fish that are being caught in the Pacific and sold in North America.  Could this have anything to do with the fact that the largest nuclear disaster in the history of mankind has been constantly releasing enormous amounts of radioactive material into the Pacific Ocean for more than two years?  I don’t know about you, but to me this seems to be a question that is worth asking.

Since I wrote my last article, major news outlets have reported that large numbers of sea stars living off of the west coast of North America appear to be “melting“…

Divers were out in Puget Sound waters Saturday to see if they can help solve a mystery. Scientists are trying to figure out what’s causing one species of starfish to die in parts of Puget Sound and the waters off of Canada.

Seattle Aquarium biologists Jeff Christiansen and Joel Hollander suited up in scuba gear in their search for answers.  “We’re going to look for both healthy and potentially diseased sea stars,” Christiansen explained. “We’ve got some sea stars that look like they’re melting on the bottom.”

The same thing is happening in the waters near Canada and nobody’s sure why.

If scientists don’t know why this is happening, perhaps there is an unusual explanation for this phenomenon.

Could it be Fukushima?

The following is what one invertebrate expert quoted by National Geographic says is happening to the starfish…

“[The starfish] seem to waste away, ‘deflate’ a little, and then just … disintegrate. The arms just detach, and the central disc falls apart. It seems to happen rapidly, and not just dead animals undergoing decomposition, as I observed single arms clinging to the rock faces, tube feet still moving, with the skin split, gills flapping in the current. I’ve seen single animals in the past looking like this, and the first dive this morning I thought it might be crabbers chopping them up and tossing them off the rocks. Then we did our second dive in an area closed to fishing, and in absolutely amazing numbers. The bottom from about 20 to 50 feet [6 to 15 meters] was absolutely littered with arms, oral discs, tube feet, gonads and gills … it was kind of creepy.”

That certainly does not sound normal to me.

Shouldn’t we be trying to figure out why this is happening?

Something is also causing a huge spike in the death rate for killer whales living off of the coast of British Columbia

A Vancouver Aquarium researcher is sounding the alarm over “puzzling” changes he’s observed in the killer whale pods that live off the southern British Columbia coast.

Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard says he fears changes in the ocean environment are prompting odd behaviour and an unusually high mortality rate.

Barrett-Lennard says the southern resident orca pod, which is found in the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland, has lost seven matriarchs over the past two years, and he’s noticed a lack of vocalizations from the normally chatty mammals.

Once again, scientists do not know why this is happening.

Could it be Fukushima?

I am just asking the question.

Clearly something unusual is happening to the Pacific.  The following is what one Australian discovered as he journeyed across the Pacific Ocean recently…

The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.

“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.

“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.

“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”

What would cause the Pacific Ocean to be “dead”?

Could it be Fukushima?

When you consider the evidence presented above along with all of the other things that we have learned in recent months, it becomes more than just a little bit alarming.

The following are some more examples of sea life dying off in the Pacific from my recent article entitled “28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima“…

Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores

Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.

The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.

There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…

At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die.   It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”

Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.  Many are blaming Fukushima.

Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

• 73 percent of mackerel tested

• 91 percent of the halibut

• 92 percent of the sardines

• 93 percent of the tuna and eel

• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies

• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

Is it really so unreasonable to wonder if Fukushima could be causing all of this?

And the total amount of nuclear material in the Pacific Ocean is constantly increasing.  According to the New York Times, the latest releases from Fukushima contain “much more contaminated water than before”, and the flow of contaminated water will not stop until 2015 at the earliest…

The latest releases appear to be carrying much more contaminated water than before into the Pacific. And that flow may not slow until at least 2015, when an ice wall around the damaged reactors is supposed to be completed.

And that same article explained that cesium-137 is entering the Pacific at a rate that is “about three times as high” as last year…

The magnitude of the recent spike in radiation, and the amounts of groundwater involved, have led Michio Aoyama, an oceanographer at a government research institute who is considered an authority on radiation in the sea, to conclude that radioactive cesium 137 may now be leaking into the Pacific at a rate of about 30 billion becquerels per year, or about three times as high as last year. He estimates that strontium 90 may be entering the Pacific at a similar rate.

Right now, approximately 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every 24 hours.

But apparently we are not supposed to ask any questions about this and we are just supposed to blindly accept that this is not having any significant impact on our environment even though sea life in the Pacific appears to be dying in unprecedented numbers.

I don’t know about you, but I really think that the people of the world deserve to know the truth about what is happening out there.

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  • K

    Michael, if they wanted the answer. We would already have it. Take some healthy sea stars and expose them to low levels of radiation. If the same thing happens, you have your answer. They used to take canaries down in the mines. For radiation, maybe the sea stars are the oceans canaries.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Revelation 8:11

    Viewing the King James Version. Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Revelation 8:11.

    And the name of the
    star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became
    wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made

    [Apparently the very word “Chernobyl” is Russian for “wormwood”.]

    • jaxon64

      ‘Cause I have wandered through this world
      And as each moment has unfurled
      I’ve been waiting to awaken from these dreams
      People go just where they will
      I never noticed them until I got this feeling
      That it’s later than it seems

      Doctor, my eyes
      Tell me what you see
      I hear their cries
      Just say if it’s too late for me

  • DJohn1

    I think the EPA needs to get involved. Since they are supposed to be the Environmental Protection Agency perhaps they should do their job instead of harassing private citizens with law suits. Radioactive sources of food?

    IF there is a lot of radioactive waters along our pacific coast line then they indeed need to get busy quickly. But that would mean they do not answer to a small group of elite people. That they are actually doing their job.
    The same goes for the Federal Agencies governing food and health. WHY are they standing on their hands instead of closing down the fish industry before people are poisoned by the radioactive fish on the pacific side of our continent?
    Specifically oysters, shrimp, flat fish, and others absorb these poisons into their flesh. Then people catch them. Other people eat them.
    We also have numerous issues with drinking water and with people swimming in the ocean. My question is WHY are they not taking a positive stand on this problem?
    That might reach all the way to the top of the food chain in the politics of Washington. That might be a possible problem with someone telling them NOT to do anything. And that would be an impeachable offence no one will be able to argue with when a lot of people start to get sick and die.

    • hobo

      They will just say, Golllllly, who knew, and give us some pills to help with the pain,,,and we’ll accept it and die.

    • Kim

      This is out of the realm of EPA understanding and capability. This doesn’t just effect fish. Gamma and Beta radiation penetrate plant life, water, air. It will get into the food chain, and not just seafood.

      They are not taking a positive stand because there is nothing that can be done. This is out of the knowledge base of any national or international body.

      At best, they will continue to pour water on plutonium rods and it will continue to leak and kill plant and animal life. At worst, they (the rods) will fission leaving japan uninhabitable, possibly northern hemisphere.

  • Theodore

    Revelation 16:3:

    “And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea”

    • Jeremiah Diehl

      Revelation is chronological. This vial judgement occurs in the second half of the tribulation. While Fukushima is very bad, it’s not the vial judgement of Revelation 16.

      • Kim

        Vial judgment? What are in those bad little vials anyway?

    • Kim

      The “sea” in revelation represents mankind, not the literal ocean. Revelation is written in signs and symbols. (See rev 1:1-6)

  • Sillec72

    IF??? Im seeing way too much uncertainty in these replies. My God do people not see whats happening? Or is it that they just dont care? At this point in reality even if the EPA actually did their job and all the other enviromentalists, would it really help? If so then we as not just Americans but as human beings need to enforce what we see needs to be done instead of just writing about it.
    Yes the world is going to end…some day. And instead of acting all holy and spreading the word why dont you go try to save the world for your childrens children? Thats all any of us are doing is bitching about how horrible it all is and not trying to prevent nuclear disasters like this from ever having the opportunity to happen in the first place much less again.

    That my friends is the truth.

    • MelArk

      Don’t get me started about how ineffective the EPA is…even if they DID try to do something, it would be as effective as trying to out a wildfire with a supersoaker. Too late for any kind of small mitigation measures by far. It would take a concerted effort of many nations, many people willing to risk their lives to get that mess under control such that the leaks stop, let alone start cleaning up or trying to neutralize the effects of what’s already leaked out. 50-100 years is already the timescale that is supposedly already set into motion for everything being released TODAY…and this has been on-going for how long now?

      All you can do is really try to protect yourself now…start gardening in covered greenhouses…keep your chickens in covered hen houses….feed cattle with hay that you’ve kept stored in barns (i.e., don’t graze them anymore than necessary this winter)…and don’t eat west-coast produce, meats, etc…it’s up to people as individuals to decide whether they’re going to be smart and avoid as much radiation as possible. And it’s going to–it is affecting–all of us on the N. American continent. Just cause you can’t see it or smell it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Chronic exposure is sometimes the most deadly because it sneaks up and is accumulative…additive in nature…in the way it affects a person over time.

    • jaxon64

      please post a link to your community organization website that you have started for actively fighting against nuclear energy and disasters.
      or….please post the established day of the awareness march that you have been organizing so that we may have increased safeguards in place for nuclear energy.
      or…please name the Research facility that you have been petitioning to be built to study the impact of various radioactive chemicals, their impact on people and the planet, dispersment ratios and alternative clean-up options.
      or…list the name of the organization you belong to or have started that is committed to cleaning up the tragic accident in Japan and when you will be traveling there to assist with the complex efforts at stabilizing the damaged reactors…..
      None of the above?..didn’t think so…so what we have are a group of informed individuals, gathering information, connecting the dots, throwing their ideas at eachother and becoming unified in mind as we call out the government and world organizations ( and the media) to publicly recognize that there is a continuing tragedy and that all efforts and experts will be given to fixing it.
      And then there is you—crying nout against those who are attempting to spread knowledge of the issue and sound the alarm….it appears to me that you may be the least productive of those who’ve posted here….

  • ddking

    it could just as scientifically be the adverse effects of the Pacific gyre and the degeneration of this immense body of petroleum based junk floating in the north Pacific. No doubt the earthquake and sequelae added to the gyre as well.

  • Brian Harrington

    there is a lot of poullution in the ocean as is hundereds of tons of water per day BS there is no water in the plant period
    over hype story as a matter of fact when we did all the bomb testing in the south pacific it didn’t kill off the sea speaceis just made bigger cocounuts they look good but you can’t eat em not until 1000 years have passed

  • James Vaughan

    You might want to be concerned about what uses your “ecofascists” are going to put all of this to, so far as justifying their “ecofascism” goes (please refer to recent article in American Dream blog).

  • mohsensamiei

    Obviously it is a nuclear disaster and should be addressed as soon as possible regardless as to who might be at fault. This is a world problem.

    • Kim

      The Japan PM has already asked for international help, multiple times, and even offered billions of dollars in consideration, to any takers. There is no help coming. Why? This problem is out of the realm of knowledge and capability and of any known technology that exists on earth today. At best, they will continue to pour water on the plutonium rods and store the used radioactive cooling water up to the moon, while much of it leaks destroying plant and animal life in the ocean. At worst, the rods will overheat and fission at some point, making Japan uninhabitable, possibly the entire northern hemisphere.

      • autigers2010champs

        Well hello Kim

      • Guest

        Well said Kim. It”s pretty sad but no one seems to really care. Everyone is the biggest environmentalist, conservationist and all around well read activist until it comes to actually doing something. This is one big happy accident for the wealthiest few who are falling over to poison billions as population control begins to rear it’s ugly little head. May their action and inaction cause the stench of death to reach the towers and castles they live in alone. In the end those in power will allow this accident to destroy the whole pacific ocean, Japan and will most likely destroy eco systems that took billions of years to create all over the world, since currents are moving it all over the world. Almost makes you wish you were never born into such an abusive time for what once was the most beautiful place in our little corner of the universe.

      • Angel Ciudad

        Well said Kim. It”s pretty sad but no one seems to really care. Everyone is the biggest environmentalist, conservationist and all around well read activist until it comes to actually doing something. This is one big happy accident for the wealthiest few who are falling over to poison billions as population control begins to rear its ugly little head. May their action and inaction cause the stench of death to reach the towers and castles they live in alone. In the end those in power will allow this accident to destroy the whole pacific ocean, Japan and will most likely destroy eco systems that took billions of years to create all over the world, since currents are moving it all over the world. Almost makes you wish you were never born into such an abusive time for what once was the most beautiful place in our little corner of the universe.

    • Hammerstrike

      US military testings during the Cold war (1054) released far more radiations than Fukushima and Chernobyle ever contained.

      Then, there are the nuclear submarines that Went missing a few decades ago…

      • Joe Dubinski

        Fukushima is so hot, it will kill off everything in the ocean

  • Houtex77

    If you think things are bad now, just wait until after the rapture. These are but the beginning of sorrows. The birthpangs will be entirely different.

  • Mountainhiker

    “15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima”, DUH, clearly the government of Japan will only be concerned when the cycle is complete and all of the radiation cycles bad to them and all of the fish on their coast dies…

  • ProclaimingGodsTruth

    Is God sending His judgments to earth now?

    “I will remove man and beast; I will remove the birds of the sky And the fish of the sea, And the ruins along with the wicked; And I will cut off man from the face of the earth,” declares the LORD.” – Zep 1:3 (KJV)
    “Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
    2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
    3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.” -Hosea 4:1-3 (KJV)

    • dragon slayer

      no doubt

    • Jesper Toft Hillerøe Petersen

      My god, not another unscientific american god loving fanatic

  • dragon slayer

    no more sushi for me…

    • Shade64

      Well at least that’s one disgusting habit about to die a very timely death(certainly no pun intended) ie., the eating of raw sea f’n gross is that ffs..even stupid cavemen knew better than to do that as evidenced by million year old cooking fires recently discovered.

  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    If you are interested, I was just interviewed by Sean of, and you can find the audio of the interview right here…


    • Kim

      Thank you Michael, for speaking about Fukushima, finally. Fukushima terrifies me, sickens me and saddens me all at once.

      I am sorry you’re receiving negative feedback on speaking about Fukushima. Please don’t stop speaking about this.

      The person that interviewed you said something to the effect that people need to open their eyes to this tragedy before it’s too late. Michael, it’s already too late. The Pacific is gone. It’s just horrifying what has happened, but, I am so afraid, that the worst it yet to come. If those plutonium rods on No 4 fission, Japan will become uninhabitable, if it isn’t already.

      I will email u a photo of the inside of bldg 4. It’s amazing it hasn’t crashed down yet.

      Stay safe,


  • Stuie

    When the calamity at Fukushima occurred on March 12 2011 what did Obama do? Started a war with Libya and did NOTHING about helping the Japanese to contain Fukushima. Also Obama then OK’d 9 new nuclear power plants for the US, NINE. Then in April 2011 Obama had the EPA REMOVE the radiation monitors from Washington State, said they were not working properly as they were showing too high levels of radiation. They also stopped TESTING food and milk in the Washington state area. Now I ask you, is this the actions of a benevolent government or those of an EVIL and MALEVOLENT crew who are working towards the GENOCIDE of the historic American people. I will leave that to the readers to decide.

  • patrick

    Superb article!

  • Kim

    Looks like it’s a no go removing the fuel rods from reactor four. And to think of the millions they spent on those two cranes designed for the purpose. Scrapped.

  • Marc

    Event Summary for 2013 – 734 Known Mass Death Events in 90 Countries

    This cannot be Fukushima. The animals are dying in a way that differs from the symptoms of radiation poisoning. I suspect something else, like powerfull electromangenetic waves, like microwaves, or something else…

  • Jesper Toft Hillerøe Petersen

    God believers have no place in scientific discussions.

  • Jesper Toft Hillerøe Petersen

    If you have to cry about nuclear fission reactors and the problems they can cause, you need to have a better idea yourself, Like Nuclear Fusion Reactors or something, good luck with that.

  • Arizona

    THE US NAVY,has special sonar ,mounted on the bottom of their ships,and when it sends out a BLAST,everything dies for miles around,AND THEY ARE PURPOSEFULLY killing everything in the oceans of the world to bring on a world wide FAMINE,and they will succeed because no one cares,BUT soon, when the oceans are empty and all the fish are gone,IT WILL BE TO LATE WON’T IT…………

  • Donna

    Obviously with Fukushima there is going to be devastating consequences to all the sea creatures, fish , dolphins, whales everything this touches dies and it will remain like this for at least the next 40-100 yrs conservatively :O(. Get away from the coastal areas near here people with the Ocean and tidal flows that are radioactive its killing everything in its wake poor poor Tangaroa (Ocean) and people that are going to be exposed to this if they fail to take action. . Dont act so naive Media in your reporting and not addressing the real issues it’s so blatantly obvious this should be headline news and you should be asking the hard questions to the Governments around the world on how they are going to deal with this.

  • Albert

    You are right on! Those whales that just died even on the shores of the Atlantic are fleeing the Pacific to try and stay alive. Tell the people not to eat fish even from the Atlantic.

  • Days_of_Noe

    It’s easier to kill a billion than to lead a billion.

  • Hammerstrike

    Ïa ia cthulhu fhtagn ph’nglui mglw’nafh cthulhu r’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

  • Anthony Clifton

    Seriously? Human beings monitor and treat themselves for disease for their entire lives with all kinds of expertise and technology. But, epidemics continue to occur and people still die from the flu every year.

    Are we supposed to think that animals are somehow immune to disease but humans aren’t? These animals are dying from various naturally developed diseases. It’s incredibly vain to think that everything bad that happens to animals must be caused by humans.

    The truth is, many of these animals were tested for radiation and none was found. The effect of radiation from Fukishima is already well understood. It present little to no danger to anyone. Is it news to people that our environment takes in radiation naturally? What is wrong with our education system?

    Quit spreading nonsense and causing gullible people to be scared of non-threats. There are plenty of real-world threats to be worried about that deserve our focus.

    • Joshua Manevitz

      Anthony , it seems you choose to disregard the magnitude of this calamity , you have it all wrong !

      • Anthony Clifton

        No. I choose to judge an apparent calamity based on scientific evidence. And in this case, there is ZERO evidence that this is a calamity of any significant magnitude.

  • Good news: Fukushima is not responsible for this, as it released 77PBq of cs-137 (the main contaminant) while all the US nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean released 950PBq of cs-137.
    Very bad news: we don’t know what is causing this.

  • southern patriot

    It appears that there is a conspiracy of silence,that not only envelopes the Japanese government, but the American government too. I see nothing!! And all is well! Have we already thrown in the towel? Is our government not going to do a **** thing? It appears so, to this John Doe. Appears that the government does not care about it’s citizen’s,Or the Planet!!! Perhaps, if we throw everything into this disaster of epic proportion’s, we might accomplish something good for mankind and the plant. This might be a good time to rethink Nuclear energy as a way to grow electricity. Never heard of solar,wind,hydro causing this kind of disaster. Our days of eating sea food are over and as a farmer I worry about radioactive rainwater. We’ll we be growing radioactive produce? God help us all. Southern Patriot

  • Doug

    we need to ban all things nuclear we can use sun and wind I am tired of companys being able to do whatever they please in the name of profit and business.we are all going to die from the radiation that’s leaking from it hope they made plenty of money the BASTARDS.