“Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt” (Mark Twain)
‘From day one, the Fukushima fiasco has been all about denial: Deny the leaks, shut off the radiation censors, black out the news and fudge the science” (Mike Adams, Natural News, August 27, 2013)
Aboriginal people along Canada’s Pacific Coast who rely on sockeye salmon for their livelihood have reported that the numbers of fish returning from the ocean have plunged to drastic and unprecedented historic lows. British Colombia’s Babine Lake and River Chief, Wilf Adam, says that he asked the tribal elders about this and they said that they had never seen anything like this. “Salmon”, he explained, “is our livelihood and the soul of our being”. Recreational and non-aboriginal fisheries on Babine Lake and River have been shut since last week by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. While aboriginal people have been given limited permission to fish for food, this may soon change. North Coast Area director for this department, Mel Kotyk, said that scientists don’t know why the return numbers are so low: “…we think something happened in the ocean.” (enews/8/24/2013).
Sockeye salmon (Onocornynchus nerka), also known as red salmon, are prized for their bright orange flesh. They spawn in fresh water, spend most of their adult lives in oceanic waters; within a migratory route that spans an area from Japan over onto and including Southern California, before returning to their places of origin. They represent a keystone species in an ecological web; involving birds, bears, wolves and marine mammals, as well as commercial and sport fishermen. Sockeye salmon are also the most economically important species in Alaska, which along with Russia, reports a severe depletion in their stocks. Highly regarded medical doctor Erica Frank, has expressed concern for food safety; since these salmon migrate through radioactive plumes emanating from six damaged and leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors (37 degrees north latitude).
Two of the Pacific Ocean’s surface currents; Kuroshio from the south and Oyashio from the north, meet just off the Japanese coast at about 40 degrees north latitude and then merge to form the North Pacific current, which surges eastward, and then thousands of miles later splits off to the western coast of the United States. As a result, this Alaska branch turns northward up the coast toward British Columbia and Southern Alaska, while the California current turns south along the western seaboard of the U.S. In general, Pacific salmon swim along with the Alaska current, and then catch a ride back to home rivers and spawning grounds on the North Pacific current, which is also exactly the one which continues to transport massive quantities of deadly nuclear waste eastward. We now know that Japan’s damaged reactors have been dumping hundreds of tons of radioactive fresh water into the Pacific Ocean every day, ever since the March 2011 triple meltdown events. Moreover, the Japanese have recently conceded that these massive levels of lethal contamination are ongoing, rising and ultimately uncontainable.
Contrary to popular belief, dilution is not any kind of solution. Elementary science makes it clear that oceanic waters of different temperatures and levels of salinity do not easily mix. Therefore, the dangerously radioactive fresh water, dumped from Fukushima is less dense than the salty Pacific tides. As a result, a concentrated layer of lethal contamination, floats along on top of the high sea currents which serve as hydrodynamic conveyer belts within the North Pacific Gyre. This now radioactive, seriously contaminated, and largest ecosystem on Earth, includes all of the above mentioned currents, which circulate in a clockwise pattern over a range of 20 million km.; between 50 degrees latitude and the equator. (Juneau Empire, opinion, 8/25/2013)
Levels of concern continue to escalate given that young sockeye salmon, school together with shoals of Pacific herring, which have recently been found to be bleeding from the eyeballs, faces, fins, tails and bellies. Independent fisheries scientist, Alexandra Morton reports that her sample of 100 herring caught off Vancouver Island showed that 100 % carried evidence of hemorrhage. This is especially grim news given that these exquisite, silvery, deliciously oily fish are also a keystone species. Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) interact with a large number of predators and prey. Their yearly returns to inshore waters to spawn, is central to many coastal ecosystems and shoals which provide an opportunity for humpback whales, orca and dolphins to feast; as well as birds, and sea and terrestrial mammals. Even small creatures such as hermit crabs and starfish profit from nutrients provided by herring eggs. Pacific herring also hold a huge cultural value for first nation cultures as well as commercial fishermen. Concerns continue with reports of a large number of sea turtle deaths around Vancouver Island. (enews, 8/24/2013).
Pacific herring is also a preferred food for California sea lions. In a previous blog, “Sea Lion Mystery Solved” (May 2013), concerning an “unusual mortality event” declared by our intentionally clueless, bought and paid for public health officials , involving the massive die off of California sea lions, it became clear, to me at least, that they were unwilling to even consider the obvious. Given that radiation poisoning suppresses immune systems, it should not be so surprising that so much marine life is sick and dying from a number of known and unknown, mostly opportunistic, infections and diseases resulting from suppression of their immune systems. For now, this disease model is politically convenient since all of these die offs can be attributed to all manner of various known and unknown syndromes without any mention of… that certain something!
Japanese environmental reporter Yoichi Shimatsu, took the serious risk of shining some light on this supposed mystery, when he disclosed his findings that our dying sea lions were highly radioactive. This was no surprise really, nor was the fact that this information never found its way into mainstream media outlets controlled by corporate interests, which include their ties to global nuclear power industries. From time immemorial, it has been the policy of governments to place military and economic concerns far above any interest or concern for public health and safety. Therefore, one can expect that important, even life- saving information that might be considered dangerous, is ridiculed, denied, seriously minimized, relegated to conspiracy alarmists, and withheld, “in order to not create panic”.
Sorry to say, but the truth is that this unnamed something in the ocean is also in the air; it comes down in rainfall and also cycles around and around in our planetary jet stream. While the story of Alaska Airline flight attendants losing hair and other disturbing symptoms, and pilots taking early retirement, quickly vanished from the news, this issue has not gone away. (“None So blind” : Trauma and the Human Condition, pp.163-168, 2013) As a frequent flyer, on airlines other than Alaska, I have noticed more and more flight attendants are wearing wigs….because something is causing their hair to fall out.