09 November, 2017

Alaska Cod and the Blob

Fukashima, the gift that just keeps on giving.

From the Seattle Times, Nov 4,2017

"Gulf of Alaska cod populations appear to have nose-dived, a collapse fishery “the blob”  that peaked in 2015.
scientists believe is linked to warm water temperatures known as
The decline is expected to substantially reduce the Gulf cod harvests that in recent years have been worth — before processing — more than $50 million to Northwest and Alaska fishermen who catch them with nets, pot traps and baited hooks set along the sea bottom."

The Pacific heatwave has driven up temperatures to  a depth of 1,000 feet.
 It means bad times for the fishing industry and changes to enviroment on the west and east coast.
The Pacific is contaminated with Cesium 137.
It is 6 years and counting and they still cannot find a way to stop the ongoing problems caused by Fukushima.

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