Range: Widespread in temperate waters of the Pacific. It has been taken near the equator in deep, cooler water. From Alaska to central Baja California on our coast. A schooling fish usually found in relatively warm, blue, oceanic waters.
Fukushima Radiation in U.S. West Coast Tuna - SWFSC
Excuse me? Did you burp or something? To get a slightly hazardous dose of radiation from Pacific Ocean fish you would need to eat 2.5 tons – THAT’S TONS – of tuna a year. Even the IDIOTIC little red hen isn’t worried about that.
dispersal of 137Cs released into the Pacific Ocean off Fukushima.
West Coast fishers, including those that supply Los Angeles and Long Beach with local seafood, are incensed at a “secret” proposal from environmentalists asking President Barack Obama to create new national monuments in the Pacific Ocean.
Are Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Really Over? | Skeptoid
My wife woke up this morning and found a surprise on her Facebook page. According to one particular making the rounds among some of her friends, all of a sudden every fish in the Pacific Ocean was dangerously contaminated with radiation from the leaky reactors at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.Range/Habitat: Pacific Ocean perch range from Honshu, Japan, into the Bering Sea, along the Aleutian Islands, and south to La Jolla, California. Adults are typically found at water depths ranging from 90 to 825 m (297-2,723 ft), depending on the season and gender. During the summer months, most fish live at water depths between 200 and 275 m (660-908 ft), and move to depths of 300 to 450 m (990-1,485 ft) during the winter months. They migrate based on reproduction and ocean conditions. They are a schooling fish that feeds in the water column. Description: Pacific Ocean perch (POP) have a dorsolaterally compressed body type. Adults range in color from deep brick red to light red, often with dark markings on the upper body. Individuals may have some dark stippling on their sides and dark blotching on the caudal peduncle. POP have a lower jaw with a prominent, forward-directed symphyseal knob. After capture POP resemble yellowmouth, sharpchin and redstripe rockfishes. To distinguish between them, look for a pink-red stripe along the lateral line, indicating it is a yellowmouth. Yellowmouth also have a relatively small symphyseal knob on the lower jaw and yellow/black blotches in the mouth. Sharpchin rockfish tend to be more orange, have an indented profile to the rear of the eyes, which is absent in POPs, and a second anal spine longer than the third (which is not the case for POPs).A WARNING TO SEAFOOD LOVERS EVERYWHERE – Scientists previously reported higher-than-expected concentrations of radiation in fish off Japan. Now there are calls for testing of seafood sold in the U.S. Although contaminated air, rainfall and even radioactive debris from Japan have drifted toward the U.S. West Coast since the disaster occurred 2 1/2 years ago, scientists are unclear about how the contaminated waters could impact the health of Americans, and while scientists say that 300 tons of contaminate water is diluted in the Pacific, no one knows how long that’s been going during those 2 1/2 years as we also now know TEPCO has been lying all along. Nuclear experts are calling on the U.S. government to test West Coast waters and Pacific seafood sold in the U.S. in the wake of Japan’s alarming admission about an ongoing radiation leak, something the EPA and the FDA have so far refused to do, as they are only testing imported fish, not wild-caught. WHY? The only way to protect your children and grandchildren is by not eating seafood from the Pacific Ocean until we have better information. Information posted at the website of The Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California recommends not buying any fish from the Pacific Ocean or western states, including Baja.