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    And on the East Coast:

    Rare albino lobsters caught days apart

    Odds of finding a single specimen believed to be 1 in 100 million

    CBC News Posted: Sep 06, 2014 8:16 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 06, 2014 8:19 PM ET

    A pair of albino lobsters sit in a crate with other lobsters at Owls Head Lobster Company in Owls Head, Me., on Friday. (Owls Head Lobster Company, Elizabeth Watkinson/Associated Press)

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    It's no white lie: Two lobstermen in Maine caught a pair of rare albino lobsters within a week.

    This rare yellow lobster was caught by Joe Bates, who also caught an even rarer albino lobster last week. (The Associated Press)

    The Portland Press Herald reports that Bret Philbrick caught the curious crustacean off of Owls Head on Thursday and Joe Bates caught one off the Rockland breakwater days earlier.

    Albino lobsters are believed to be about one in 100 million.

    The lobsters are in a crate at Owls Head Lobster Co. One will go to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor and the other to Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston. The lobsters are under legal size and would normally have to be returned to the ocean but the Marine Patrol made an exception.

    Bates also caught a one-in-30 million yellow lobster on Monday.

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    Report shows California sea lions dying from organs falling out of place, tumors, accumulation of pus inside bodies (PHOTO)

    Published: September 6th, 2014 at 8:20 pm ET
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    Marine mammal deaths reported by The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito, Calif) since June 2014 (domoic acid-related deaths excluded):

    • (12) Abscess: Collection of pus… in the tissue of the body
    • (1) Carcinoma: Cancer that begins… when altered or damaged DNA occurs to such an extent that the cells become transformed, and begin to exhibit abnormal malignant properties.
    • (1) Cardiomyopathy: “Heart muscle disease”… deterioration… of the… heart muscle… usually leading to heart failure
    • (1) Coccidioidomycosis: Fungal disease… Serious complications may occur in patients with weakened immune systems
    • (2) Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Blood clots [that can] lead to multiple organ damage… clotting is disrupted and severe bleeding can occur
    • (7) Neoplasia: Commonly referred to as a tumor… A malignant neoplasm is a cancer
    • (6) Otostrongylus: Lungworms… in lungs or heart of seals
    • (3) Peritonitis: Inflammation of… tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen… may result from infection (often due to rupture of a hollow organ)
    • (4) Pneumonia: Inflammatory condition of the lung
    • (6) Prolapse: Latin for “to fall out” — Organs, such as the uterus, fall down or slip out of place… organs protruding through the vagina or the rectum
    • (3) Pyothorax: Accumulation of pus in the pleural cavity
    • (2) Renal Failure: Kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood
    • (5) Septicemia: Potentially fatal whole-body inflammation caused by severe infection

    See also: CBS San Francisco: Record number of sick seals & sea lions -- Doctor: A lot with "large pockets of green and yellow puss all over their body" (PHOTO & VIDEOS)
    And: Alarm as record numbers of seals & sea lions 'starving to death' along California coast -- "It’s just spiked... calls started coming nonstop" -- "So many unhealthy... washing ashore" -- "Extremely complex issue... multitude of factors in play" -- "Definitely a mystery, we're hoping it's not the new norm"

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    1. CBS San Francisco: Record number of sick seals & sea lions — Doctor: A lot with “large pockets of green and yellow puss all over their body” (PHOTO & VIDEOS) April 20, 2014
    2. Federal gov’t declares rare Unusual Mortality Event in So. California — 70% of all newborn sea lions may be dying — Testing for toxins, infectious agents (VIDEO) March 28, 2013
    3. Alarm as record numbers of seals & sea lions ‘starving to death’ along California coast — “It’s just spiked… calls started coming nonstop” — “So many unhealthy… washing ashore” — “Extremely complex issue… multitude of factors in play” — “Definitely a mystery, we’re hoping it’s not the new norm” May 4, 2014
    4. NBC: Record level of sick or injured California seals and sea lions turning up — “The numbers are extraordinary” — “Scientists worried… The worst kind of perfect storm” — Pups should be weighing 2 or 3 times as much, “severely malnourished” (VIDEO) April 18, 2014
    5. TV: Huge increase in dead and sick sea mammals on California coast — Unprecedented numbers, annual record broken in 7 months — Starving, drooling, brain damaged, suffering seizures — Sea lions ‘mysteriously’ vanishing on other side of Pacific — Experts: We don’t know what’s happening (VIDEO) August 3, 2014

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    Top Official: “Really concerned” over radiation release at US nuclear site; Feds “have put a noose around scientific personnel”… they refuse to reveal crucial information about WIPP disaster — Investigators becoming suspicious — Nuclear Expert: “It sure seems like there’s a cover-up” (AUDIO)

    Published: September 6th, 2014 at 5:16 pm ET
    By ENENews
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    The Santa Fe New Mexican, Sept 6, 2014: Flynn accuses feds of blocking WIPP probe — New Mexico’s top environmental regulator lashed out at the U.S. Department of Energy this week, accusing it of impeding the state’s investigation into [the WIPP] radiation leak… Secretary Ryan Flynn warned [about] Energy Department roadblocks that have protracted the probe… Increasingly in recent weeks, the federal Energy Department has thwarted attempts by the state… Flynn accused the Energy Department of muzzling scientists with crucial information about the waste…. [They] asked for documentation supporting the scientists’ observations [but] the Energy Department has repeatedly refused… his frustration with the Energy Department grew as its denials… became more frequent… The Energy Department’s refusal to provide information raised suspicions among Flynn’s investigators…
    New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn, Sept 6, 2014: “The problem is that Department of Energy headquarters back in Washington, D.C., is looking at this situation through a political or (public relations) lens, so they’ve put a noose around the scientific personnel who can answer our questions… there’s a willingness (by LANL personnel) to provide information [but] someone back at headquarters decides that no, they’re not going to provide that information to the state… it happens repeatedly, that’s when you start to get really concerned… they don’t provide certain information [or] make staff available… The more we investigate, the more we’re discovering at Los Alamos… the Department of Energy headquarters refuses to provide certain information.”
    Greg Mello, Los Alamos Study Group, Sept 6, 2014: “[Not sharing this information] could be a danger signal for workers and the public. Mislabeling drums and withholding information can be criminal.”
    The Santa Fe New Mexican, Sept 3, 2014: Review, relabeling of LANL waste raises questions about scope of problem… [Los Alamos National Laboratory's] review of the incident has led to uncertainty over the volatility of hundreds of other drums… The lab notified state environment officials late last month that it was re-evaluating and relabeling as “ignitable” or “corrosive” the contents of 86 drums at LANL… The Department of Energy also is reviewing and relabeling more than 300… stored in WIPP’s underground… [This] raises questions about the scope of the problem that led to the leak at WIPP.
    Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator & engineer, Aug 28, 2014 (at 22:15 in): “It sure seems like that there’s a combination of a cover-up, and a combination of slip-shot record keeping. Now there’s talk of whether they ditched those records after the fact or before the fact, but those records are nonexistent. One would expect really good records as to what is being stored, where it’s being stored, when it was put away, when it was stored, all that – every bit of information that one would expect to have in a nuclear storage facility and these are missing, there’s a lot of information.
    Full interview with Harris here

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    1. Officials: Leakage seen on “many” nuclear waste drums in WIPP underground — We think the seals have degraded — Public “should be concerned” about another explosion — 1,000s of radioactive drums now seen as too risky to move (VIDEO) June 13, 2014
    2. Expert: No one in world has ever dealt with something like WIPP disaster — Continuous release of radioactive material ’24/7′ to environment — Nobody knows when leaking will end — It’s a ‘major failure’ for so many people to be exposed — Gov’t yet to say if dump will open again (AUDIO) April 6, 2014
    3. Video: WIPP nuclear site may close for several years — Explosion in multiple drums suspected — “Very much a cause for concern” — Top official gives ‘fiery speech’ calling for public to be told what has happened — DOE refuses to name source of nuclear waste May 9, 2014
    4. WIPP Expert: Nuclear waste is getting out above ground — Plutonium / Americium found in “every single worker” on site when leak began — New Mexico officials ‘totally unsatisfied’ with lack of info from Feds — “We don’t know how far away it’s gone” — Continuing threat for long time to come (AUDIO) March 5, 2014
    5. Officials now admit over 500 barrels of nuclear waste at risk of bursting open — AP: 368 already at WIPP dump — “New Mexico sees ‘imminent’ danger” — State orders WIPP to prevent “health or environmental threat”; Must ‘permanently seal’ underground storage areas May 21, 2014

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    Like fish? Then there's good news from California's waters

    Fishing boats sit off the California coast in Monterey Bay. (Richard Sopinanukul)

    By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD contact the reporter

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium has expanded the list of fish that consumers can feel good about eating

    Good news for California: catch limits, marine preserves mean more fish

    When environmental threats emerge, the response is usually predictable. First comes denial, and the assertion that the problem is not serious enough to require action. Then the offending industry claims that it is not feasible, financially or technologically, to fix the problem, and the public raises concerns that prices will rise. Early attempts to fix the problem often fall short because what seemed helpful in theory doesn't work, leading to claims that the scientists don't know what they're talking about.

    And yet, from time to time, there is success. The right solution is found, agreement is reached that the problem must be tackled head on, and good things happen. Over the years, smog has been reduced considerably. Some endangered species have been returned to healthy numbers.

    Last week, the Monterey Bay Aquarium expanded the list of fish that consumers can feel good about eating. Its Seafood Watch, widely considered the most authoritative source on environmentally safe and sustainable fish, took 15 species off the "avoid" list and upgraded several other species from "good alternative" to "best choice," an unprecedented improvement. Most of the fish populations that are now believed to be more robust — and that therefore may be bought and eaten responsibly — are found off the coast of California, including lingcod and several kinds of rockfish.

    The renewed health of these populations has been attributed to two changes in fisheries policy: the imposition of catch limits, which regulate how much seafood a fishing operation can take, and the creation of protected areas along the coast, where fishing is either banned or severely limited.

    The nation and world are far from restoring thriving fisheries, but scientists and policymakers are clearly on the right track.-

    In March 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that certain fish populations were increasing, and credited the change to catch limits. Another 2013 study by California marine scientists found that the populations and average size of various types of fish had grown since the state established its first marine reserves.

    Meaningful catch limits have been in place only for about a decade, but they've produced quick results. Earlier rules, such as minimum size requirements for each species caught, backfired when taking the larger fish out of the gene pool meant that smaller fish predominated and passed on their genes to later generations.

    The nation and world are far from restoring thriving fisheries, but scientists and policymakers are clearly on the right track, one that already is benefiting consumers, fishermen and the ocean environment. It's a lesson worth remembering in the effort to combat climate change, which is a far more complicated problem. Denial, or claims that it will cost too much, will only delay the already challenging work ahead.€m/opinion/edit...907-story.html

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    Quotes from Dr Caldicott

    • “Plumes of radioactivity from Fukushima are migrating in the Pacific towards the U.S. West Coast.”
    • “[Chernobel]] is one of the most monstrous cover-ups in the history of medicine”
    • “Then we extrapolate to japan. Japan is – by orders of magnitude – many times worse than Chernobyl.”
    • “I knew the three GE engineers who helped design the GE Mark 1 reactors. They resigned because they knew they were dangerous. Japan built them on an earthquake fault.”
    • “Diablo and San Onofre are both built on earthquake faults, haven’t you seen enough of an earthquake to see what it does…and in a tsunami area.”

    What is the greatest threat to humanity? We are, of course
    ….and our technology. Like a dangerous weapon in the hands of a child, technology has overtaken our capacity to control potential consequences. Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, led by director Nick Bostrom, says we have entered this new kind of technological era that we have no track record of surviving.
    Our technological intelligence may have the potential for creating a better world, but so far, in areas of the economy, genetics and biologics, arms and warfare, security and surveillance, as well as the environment and energy, technology is also completely indifferent to the law of unintended consequences.
    Fukushima is what happens when we have the moral responsibility of infants and the technology of adults.

  7. #457
    IMO The truth of the matter should be obvious with COMMON SENSE.....tons of radiation is still flowing into the ocean from Fukushima, COMMON sense say it is going to contaminate and kill sea there may be some that escape but which you feel like playing radiation Russian Roulette with your sea food????Scientist are paid millions to lie to the public by corporations that are afraid people will not buy contaminated product....In all cases research and use common sense. Ton of radiation flowing directly to WEST coast is not to be taken lightly IMO unless of course you do not fear upping your odds of getting cancer tremendously....

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    NPR Affiliate: Fukushima cesium detected in Alaska salmon sample — Radioactive plume has already reached West Coast — Concerned fishermen forced to pay for tests since officials not doing it — “People don’t trust gov’t… they don’t trust corporations” (AUDIO)

    Published: January 16th, 2014 at 9:10 am ET
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    Loki Fish Co., Jan. 7, 2014: [...] In response to customer concerns over radiation releases into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima, fisherman-owned Loki Fish Company [paid for] radiation testing on seven stocks of wild salmon. [...] Although the FDA contends that there is no evidence that radionuclides from Fukushima are present in Alaskan and Pacific Northwest seafood at a level that would be harmful to human health, it has not published results. [...] Of the seven samples, five did not register detectable levels of radionuclides. Two of the samples registered at trace levels – Alaskan Keta at 1.4Bq/kg for Cesium 137, and Alaskan Pink at 1.2Bq/kg for Cesium 134 [Cesium-134 is a "clear fingerprint" for Fukushima's nuclear contamination].
    Pete Knutson, fisherman and co-owner of Loki Fish Co.: “As fishing families who put salmon on the table of consumers, we are as concerned as anyone about the health of our marine ecology.”
    Oregon Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate), Jan. 16, 2014: Scientists Say Stop Worrying About Fukushima Radioactivity In Fish[...] Japan’s nuclear disaster released hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water in 2011**, sparking rampant speculation that a contaminated plume would reach the waters of North America’s West Coast. [...] There is radioactive material from Fukushima making its way across the Pacific Ocean and it has already reached the West Coast in small amounts. [...] Scientists are still debating how high those radioactivity levels could be. [...]
    **After years of denials, Fukushima plant officials have recently admitted around 400 metric tons of radioactive water has been flowing into the Pacific every day for nearly 3 years
    More from Loki Fish Co. co-owner Pete Knutson: “We had people passing on our fish this year. It was directly because they were worried about Fukushima. [...]

    People do not trust governmental authorities. They don’t trust corporations. They don’t trust explanations and they don’t have a good science background.”
    And the scientists demanding the public ‘stop worrying about Fukushima radioactivity in fish” may want to tell their colleagues the same thing and see how they respond:

    Listen to the broadcast here

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    Baby killer whale born to endangered population in Washington state

    By Victoria Cavaliere 56 minutes ago

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - An infant killer whale was spotted over the weekend in Washington state's Puget Sound, the first orca born to the region's endangered population of marine mammals in two years, experts said on Monday.

    It was not yet known whether the baby whale is a male or female, but the calf appeared to be about a week old when it was first seen by researchers on Sunday, said Ken Balcomb, the executive director of the Center for Whale Research.

    "The baby's dorsal fin was upright, not folded over, indicating it was probably more than one day old, so we are estimating its birthday was in early September, 2014," he said.

    The calf was swimming between two adult females, one presumed to be the mother, the other its aunt, Balcomb said.

    The appearance of the baby orca, spotted near the San Juan Islands, about 70 miles (113 km) northwest of Seattle, delighted researchers but also prompted concern about the calf's future.

    The baby has a 50 percent chance of survival, down from an estimated survival rate of 60 percent about two decades ago, Balcomb said.

    "If we took the historical average of having a calf every 5.2 years, we should have three to four babies every year. We haven't seen that in a while," he said.

    Strain on the resident population in the Pacific Northwest has been linked to commercial over fishing for salmon, a diet staple for orcas, as well as sewage disposal and pollution of their habitat, experts said.

    The whales have also been hurt by military exercises using sonar, artillery and bombs in coastal waters, Balcomb said.

    Killer whales, distinguished by their striking black and white bodies, are highly intelligent, social creatures that rely on underwater sound for orientation, feeding, and communication.

    The largest members of the dolphin family, they communicate using whistles and pulsed calls and maintain group cohesion or "pods" through their lifetime, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    There are currently 79 "southern resident" killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, the only known resident population to exist in the United States, according to Balcomb and NOAA. That's down from about 98 whales in 1994 and around 200 in the late 1880s, data indicates.

    The new baby is the first known to be born in the region since 2012. That same year, a 3-year-old female died under still murky circumstances during military exercises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Balcomb said.

    The population became designated as endangered in 2005.

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    Hundreds of bird species at risk due to climate change

    Doyle Rice, USA TODAY8:18 a.m. EDT September 9, 2014

    (Photo: Andrew Krech, AP)

    Bye-bye birdies?

    Hundreds of bird species in the USA (including the Bald Eagle and eight state birds, from Idaho to Maryland) are at "serious risk" due to climate change, says a report from the Audubon Society released late Monday.

    Some species are forecast to lose more than 95% of their current ranges. "Wherever people live, there will be birds disrupted by climate change," says report author and Audubon chief scientist Gary Langham.

    "This cuts across all species," he added. "It's a punch in the gut. The greatest threat our birds face today is global warming."

    The study, which took seven years to complete, is the first detailed analysis of the impacts of climate change on 588 species of birds in the breeding and non-breeding season across the continental U.S. and Canada.

    As the world warms, the Baltimore oriole will not be found in Maryland in 2080, the Mississippi kite will move north, east and pretty much out of its namesake state, and the California gull will mostly be a summer stranger to the Golden State.

    The bald eagle, the USA's national bird, might have its habitat decreased by 75% by 2080, the Audubon report says.

    According to the study, these state birds will all be pushed out of their states completely or will become rare in their states if climate change continues on its current trajectory:

    --Idaho and Nevada: Mountain Bluebird
    --Louisiana: Brown Pelican
    --Maryland: Baltimore Oriole
    --Minnesota: Common Loon
    --New Hampshire: Purple Finch
    --Pennsylvania: Ruffed Grouse
    --Utah: California Gull
    --Vermont: Hermit Thrush
    --Washington, D.C.: Wood Thrush

    Using computer models of various future climate scenarios as determined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Audubon scientists uncovered the climate sensitivity of 588 species of North American birds, combining four decades of historical bird data and climate date to predict down to a 100-square-kilometer grid how the birds will respond.

    There are about 800 species of birds in North America, Langham says, so this study accounts for nearly 75% of North American birds.

    Overall, of the 588 species studied, Audubon identified 314 bird species that are either endangered or threatened in some way, as they would lose "more than half of their geographic range through the end of the century," noted the study.

    Some would be hit even harder: "For 28 species, projections suggest that their climatically suitable range disappears entirely under climate change."

    During breeding season, many species would shift from the U.S. to Canada, while during the non-breeding season, some birds would become less frequent in California, the Gulf region, and southern coastal states.

    The report recommends that climate sensitivity be considered as part of current conservation plans and also to develop strategies that take into account the birds' shrinking and shifting geographic ranges.

    "The persistence of many North American birds will depend on their ability to colonize climatically suitable areas outside of current ranges and management actions that target climate adaptation," the report notes.

    The study was funded in part by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    On Tuesday, several federal agencies, Cornell University and a number of private organizations will release a separate U.S. "state of the birds" report, and the outlook will be bleak.

    Cornell Lab of Ornithology director John Fitzpatrick wrote in a preview last month in The New York Times that 230 species "are currently in danger of extinction or at risk of becoming so" and that two dozen common birds, such as nighthawks, are showing "early warning signals of distress."

    Contributing: Associated Press

    This undated handout photo shows a male Baltimore oriole.(Photo: David Br

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