A broken ocean: The aftermath of Fukushima

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NaturalNews) While mainstream media appears to have almost forgotten that the  Fukushima disaster ever happened and the aftermath of the damaged nuclear power  plant continues to be downplayed by government officials, reports of spreading  radiation, sick and dying marine life and contaminated food are rife.
A  report in the Newcastle Herald recently shared the story of an Australian  sailor expressing concern about the state of the ocean after recently sailing  from Melbourne in Australia to Osaka, Japan, and then from Osaka to San  Francisco.
The sailor reports that, during the journey from Melbourne to  Osaka, the lack of sea birds and fish made the journey eerie and a very  different experience from the same journey ten years prior. He tells how, a  decade ago, seabirds followed and roosted on his boat, their constant noise  being heard as they soared overhead, swooping and diving for fish; he explains  that the more recent journey was quiet, the only noises being the wind, the  water and the sails.
He expresses concern over the lack of fish on the  first leg of his recent voyage, comparing the easy catch of a large fish every  day for the 28 days of the first journey with the fact that he was only able to  catch two fish during the whole of the second and blaming over-fishing  for the difference.
He then goes on to explain how the second leg of the  trip between Osaka and San Francisco got worse, describing the ocean as  “broken.” He tells a terrifying tale of an ocean in which there is almost no life and explains that he is used to seeing turtles,  dolphins and sharks. He was disturbed by the fact that for 3000 nautical miles  he saw almost no life and describes the sickening sight of a whale rolling  around on the surface with what appeared to be some kind of tumor on its  head.

An ocean full of garbage

Almost as disturbing as the lack of marine life  is the sailor’s description of the garbage floating in the ocean, much of which  had obviously been washed into the sea during the tsunami in Japan.
His  brother, who traveled with him during the second leg of his journey, was stunned  by the many thousands of yellow plastic buoys floating on the sea, and along  with the buoys were great tangles of synthetic ropes, nets and fishing line and  many hundreds of snapped power poles with lines still attached.
There was  so much garbage floating in the ocean that in many places they could not use the  engine on their boat for fear of the propeller getting tangled in the mess. They  also feared the boat being damaged by continual collisions with large objects  floating in and under the water, describing the experience as being like  “sailing through a garbage tip”.

Radiation levels continue to grow in the USA

Meanwhile, reports of  increasing radiation levels on the west coast of the United States and concerns  about the dangers to human health and wildlife are growing.
Radiation  levels on land and in the ocean are being monitored, and reports of sick and  dying wildlife are not going unnoticed. Recent reports of polar bears, walruses  and seals suffering open sores and fur loss near Alaska, as well as the deaths  of 45% of sea lion pups on the coastline of California this year, are only the  tip of the iceberg, as hundreds of liters of toxic, radioactive water continues  to flow from Fukushima into the ocean every single day.
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