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How Much Radioactivity Are We Exposed to While Sampling Seawater for Fukushima Radioisotopes?
The purpose of this diary is to introduce a brief, informal movie made while using a Geiger Counter in the laboratory today. This diary is part of an ongoing effort to communicate what the ...
MarineChemist 04/20/2015 5 21 1 -
Sink or Swim: UVic's Mike Irvine First to Defend His Masters Thesis Underwater
In case you're interested (ICYI) you will be able to watch the first Masters degree defence conducted underwater. It will live stream in about 30 minutes from now. From the YouTube description: ...
MarineChemist 04/20/2015 3 6 - -
Kelp Watch 2015: Most Recent Results Looking for Fukushima Contamination
The Raincoast Education Society has partnered with the University of Victoria and California State University to carry out radionuclide sampling of sea water and kelp, respectively, in Clayoquot ...
MarineChemist 04/12/2015 19 12 - -
Monitoring Fukushima Impact on the Pacific: How We Process Citizen Scientist Seawater Samples
In case you're interested (ICYI). A brief explanation of how seawater samples to monitor for Fukushima contamination are processed when they arrive at the University of Victoria. More details ...
MarineChemist 04/06/2015 5 16 - -
Fukushima Contamination Detected at Shoreline in British Columbia
Satellite measurements of ocean temperature (illustrated by color) and the direction of currents (white arrows) help show where radionuclides from Fukushima are transported. Large scale currents ...
MarineChemist 04/06/2015 238 62 - -
Citizen Scientist Discovers Amazing Tanner Crab Migration in Deep Ocean
This diary is based on a recent blog by Fabio De Leo a scientist working with Ocean Networks Canada on March 19, 2015.
MarineChemist 04/02/2015 23 63 1 -
Monitoring of Rice Produced in Fukushima Prefecture Since the Nuclear Power Plant Meltdowns
This diary reports on a recently published study of the levels of radiocesium contamination in rice grown in Fukushima Prefecture since the triple reactor meltdowns in March 2011. It is the most ...
MarineChemist 03/25/2015 74 31 - -
Fukushima and Our Radioactive Ocean: Science on a Sphere Video
This diary simply presents a video made by Our Radioactive Ocean (ORO) for the United States of America National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Science on a Sphere program. ORO is a sister ...
MarineChemist 03/22/2015 2 11 - -
Fukushima Radionuclides in Pacific: Doses to Japanese and World Public Unlikely to Cause Damage
The purpose of this diary is to summarize a the most recent, peer reviewed scientific study to examine the likely impact of Fukushima contamination of the North Pacific on human health. The diary ...
MarineChemist 03/20/2015 72 20 - -
Some Thoughts on Fukushima, Conspiracy Theorists and Science Communication
The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear triple disaster that struck Japan in March 2011 led to the release of massive amounts of radioactive isotopes into the environment. I began outreach and ...
MarineChemist 03/15/2015 317 79 - -
Dramatic Decrease of Fukushima Derived Radionuclides in the Northwest Pacific Ocean 2011-2012
A schematic view of the formation and subduction of mode waters in the North Pacific The purpose of this diary is to report on a recently published (Jan 2015) open-access, peer reviewed study ...
MarineChemist 02/26/2015 58 22 - -
Most Recent Measurements of Plutonium in Pacific: Fukushima Fallout Undetectable
The purpose of this diary is to report results from two recently published studies on plutonium releases from Fukushima to the Pacific Ocean. The post contributes to an ongoing series where results ...
MarineChemist 02/23/2015 276 90 - -
Update on Fukushima Citizen Science Monitoring Project: No contamination yet detected
The purpose of this diary is to provide an update with the most recent results of the Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radioactivity Monitoring (InFORM) project . The diary is part of an ongoing effort ...
MarineChemist 02/16/2015 174 23 - -
Misinformation on Fukushima Impacts: Energy News Shows How Not to Communicate Science
Surface deposition of 131-I as reported in Fig. 15 of Katata et al. (2015) The purpose of this short diary is to discuss the surplus of misinformation on the environmental impact of the ...
MarineChemist 02/05/2015 117 34 - -
The Fukushima Disaster and Conspiracy Theories: Ad Hoc Review of American Conspiracy Theories
The purpose of this diary is to reflect on recent experiences related to my public outreach on the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster ( including but not limited to the DailyKos ) and to report on a fine ...
MarineChemist 01/11/2015 81 13 - -
Latest Citizen Scientist Seawater Monitoring Results BC: No Fukushima Contamination as of Nov. 2014
Citizen Scientist Megan Ives of Sandspit Haida Gwaii, British Columbia Canada collecting the November InFORM sample near Tlell. The purpose of this diary is to report on the most recent results of ...
MarineChemist 12/31/2014 51 11 - -
Observing the Arrival of the Fukushima Contamination Plume in North American Coastal Waters
Map showing the location of the site of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in Japan. Stations are indicated at which seawatersamples were collected in 2011-2014 on Line P and in ...
MarineChemist 12/29/2014 205 126 4 -
Scientific Study of Radioactive Cesium Accumulation by Salmon
Male spawning phase Oncorhynchus nerka. When landlocked (freshwater phase) this sockeye salmon is referred to as kokanee. The purpose of this diary is to report ...
MarineChemist 12/22/2014 70 22 - -
Looking For Fukushima Contamination in Mushrooms and Soil of Western North America
Chanterelle Cantharellus cibarius The purpose of this diary is to report results from a recently published, peer reviewed study (behind paywall) examining the ...
MarineChemist 12/16/2014 135 69 2 -
Studying Radioactive Cesium Contamination of Children Affected by the Fukushima Disaster
The purpose of this short diary is to report the results of a very recently published study which used a whole body scanner to look for cesium (134-Cs half life ~ 2 years, 137-Cs half life 30 years) ...
MarineChemist 12/02/2014 36 17 - -
Fukushima Radionuclides Not Detected in Sockeye Salmon and Steelhead Trout Collected Summer 2014
The Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring ( InFORM ) project is a network involving academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations, as well as citizen scientists. InFORM ...
MarineChemist 12/01/2014 25 11 - -
Plutonium Inventories at Fukushima Dai-ichii Nuclear Power Plant: Did Unit 3's MOX Fuel Matter?
The purpose of this diary is to provide estimates of the plutonium (Pu) isotopes present at the Fukushima Dai-ichii nuclear power plant (NPP) at the beginning of the disaster in March 2011. The ...
MarineChemist 11/24/2014 21 11 - -
Comparing the Environmental Impacts of the Chernobyl and Fukushima Disasters
Estimated total atmospheric source term for Fukushima compared to Chernobyl in PBq (PBq = 10^15 Bq). This diary reports on a recently published peer reviewed study by Steinhauser and ...
MarineChemist 11/21/2014 37 26 2 -
Study Identifies Pathogen Responsible For Sea Star Mass Die Offs Along Pacific Coast
Sea star with Sea Star Wasting Disease photographed by the author at Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew BC in July 2014. This diary summarizes a newly published paper by ...
MarineChemist 11/17/2014 33 75 - -
Most Recent Measurements of Fukushima Derived Isotopes in the Northeast Pacific Ocean
Satellite measurements of ocean temperature (illustrated by color) from July 28th to August 4th and the direction of currents (white arrows) help show where radionuclides from Fukushima are ...
MarineChemist 11/10/2014 73 59 2 -
Why I Write Diaries Regarding the Fukushima Disaster
The reason I started summarizing the peer reviewed scientific literature with respect to the Fukushima disaster was in response to questions from friends and family about the likely impacts on the ...
MarineChemist 11/05/2014 42 31 1 -
Error in Study Suggests Fukushima Releases Greater Than Chernobyl
Distribution of soil activity concentration due to 134Cs and 137Cs within 80 km of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Considering radioactive decay, the activity concentrations in the graph ...
MarineChemist 10/21/2014 58 36 1 -
Kelp Watch 2014 Update: No Fukushima Derived Radiocesium Detected in West Coast Kelp
Dan Harrison, Executive Director of Raincoast Education Society (http://raincoasteducation.org/) sampling kelp for Kelp Watch 2014 in Tofino, BC Canada. The most recent results of Kelp Watch 2014 , ...
MarineChemist 10/19/2014 92 48 3 -
Update on Fukushima Plutonium Releases to the Pacific Ocean
This diary reports on the most recent study of plutonium releases from Fukushima to the Pacific Ocean. The post contributes to an ongoing effort to report peer-reviewed studies on the impact of the ...
MarineChemist 10/09/2014 229 102 1 -
Release, Dispersion and Fate of Radioactive Strontium From Fukushima in the North Pacific Ocean
The purpose of this diary is to summarize recent models and measurements of the release of strontium-90 (90-Sr, half life 28.8 yr) to the ocean resulting from the triple meltdowns at the Fukushima-...
MarineChemist 10/03/2014 16 20 1 -
Authors Lower Fukushima Cesium in North Pacific By Order of Magnitude
The purpose of this diary to bring to the attention of readers a recently published correction to a prominent model that predicts the activity of Fukushima derived Cesium-137 (137-Cs, half life ~30 ...
MarineChemist 09/21/2014 121 26 - -
How Much Radioactive Material Was Released by Fukushima?
This diary is part of an ongoing series that represents an effort to communicate scientific studies of the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the North Pacific Ocean and residents of the ...
MarineChemist 09/08/2014 27 22 - -
Plutonium in the Pacific Ocean From Fukushima
This diary is part of an ongoing series that represents an effort to communicate peer-reviewed scientific studies of the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the North Pacific Ocean and ...
MarineChemist 08/29/2014 26 32 2 -
Initial Survey of Fukushima Children Finds No Detectable Internal 137-Cesium
The purpose of this diary is to bring to the attention of interested readers a recent peer-reviewed, open-access study published in the Journal or Radiological Protection . The investigators ...
MarineChemist 08/21/2014 208 21 - -
New Fukushima Marine Radionuclide Monitoring Network
The purpose of this diary is to inform the DailyKos community of a newly funded monitoring program that will look for the presence of Fukushima derived radionculides in seawater and marine organisms ...
MarineChemist 08/06/2014 30 14 - -
Update: New Results From Kelp Watch 2014 Looking for Fukushima Isotopes Off West Coast of N. America
The purpose of this diary is to bring to the attention of those interested the most recent results of Kelp Watch 2014 a program dedicated to monitoring for the presence of Fukushima sourced ...
MarineChemist 06/10/2014 7 36 1 -
Measuring Southward Transport of the Fukushima Contaminant Plume in the Western Pacific
This diary is part of an ongoing series that endeavors to report measurements of Fukushima derived radionuclides in the environment to help determine the likely impact on ecosystem and public health ...
MarineChemist 06/07/2014 49 60 5 -
Fukushima: A View from the Ocean
The purpose of this brief diary is to bring to your attention an online video of a recent public lecture by Dr. Ken Buesseler (Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) given June 5, ...
MarineChemist 06/06/2014 5 10 - -
Fukushima Report by California Coastal Commission
The purpose of this short diary is to bring to your attention a report recently released by the California Coastal Commission on the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Disaster and Radioactivity along the ...
MarineChemist 05/30/2014 38 21 1 -
Peak Concentrations of Radioactive Iodine From Fukushima in North American Rain Water and Seaweed
The purpose of this diary is to summarize results from various studies that monitored the timing of arrival and activity of radioactive iodine falling from the atmosphere in western North America ...
MarineChemist 05/27/2014 17 29 2 -
Update: Is Fukushima Making the North Pacific Ocean a "Dead Zone"?
This post updates an original diary to address concerns that radionuclides from Fukushima released to the North Pacific were negatively impacting the growth of photosynthetic algae at the base of ...
MarineChemist 05/27/2014 18 58 6 -
Update on Plutonium Released From Fukushima: Measuring Roadside "Black Substances" in Hot-Zones
This diary serves as an update to a previously published diary summarizing efforts to determine how much plutonium (Pu) was released to the environment as a result of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear ...
MarineChemist 05/09/2014 32 23 - -
First Results of Kelp Sampling Program Looking For Fukushima Radioisotopes Off North American Coast
This short diary's purpose is to report the first results made public by Dr. Steven Manley and Dr. Kai Vetter's program Kelp Watch 2014 . The goal of the program is to measure radionuclides in ...
MarineChemist 05/07/2014 30 31 1 -
Looking For Fukushima Radionuclides in Fish Caught Off the West Coast of Canada
The purpose of this diary is to report new measurements of radioactivity in fish caught off the west coast of Canada. A collaborative effort between Health Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans ...
MarineChemist 05/02/2014 22 22 - -
Fukushima Radionuclides in Pacific Albacore Tuna Off the US Coast
As part of an ongoing series documenting the impacts of the Fukushima disaster on the North Pacific and west coast, this diary summarizes a newly published study by Delvan Neville and colleagues in ...
MarineChemist 04/29/2014 24 32 - -
90-Strontium Released from the Fukushima Disaster Compared to Other Human Sources
This diary is a continuation of a series that aims to communicate what ongoing measurements carried out by the scientific community are telling us about the impact of Fukushima sourced radionuclides ...
MarineChemist 04/14/2014 44 28 - -
Plutonium Released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Disaster
This diary is the latest in an ongoing series that aims to provide information on the impacts of the Fukushima disaster on the health of the marine ecosystem and the public on the west coast of ...
MarineChemist 03/30/2014 51 39 - -
Models Wrong About Fukushima Plume in Pacific?
This diary is part of an ongoing series that aims to report measurements of Fukushima derived radionuclides in the North Pacific Ocean to help determine the likely impact on ecosystem and public ...
MarineChemist 03/07/2014 169 27 - -
Misunderstanding Ocean Transport Models of Fukushima Radionuclides in the Pacific
This diary is part of an ongoing series that endeavors to provide useful and accurate information about: 1) the fate of Fukushima derived radionuclides in the Pacific Ocean, and, 2) the impact of ...
MarineChemist 03/04/2014 307 151 6 -
Fukushima Fallout Radionuclides in Air, Rain and Food from San Francisco Bay Area
This diary is the latest in a series that aim to understand what the likely impact of Fukushima sourced radionuclides will be on ecosystem and human health on the North American west coast. Herein, ...
MarineChemist 02/28/2014 93 62 2 -
First Results from Crowd-funded Fukushima Radionuclide Monitoring Program
The purpose of this diary is to report initial results coming from Dr. Ken Buesseler's crowd-sourced and funded monitoring program Our Radioactive Ocean . Samples collected this year by citizen ...
MarineChemist 01/28/2014 16 43 - -
How Do Activities Reported for Fukushima Radionuclides Relate to Concentrations in Seawater?
The purpose of this post is to give a brief overview of how the activity of radionuclides correspond to the concentration of radionuclides measured in environmental samples. There appears to be ...
MarineChemist 01/22/2014 10 7 1 -
History of Bomb Strontium and Cesium Isotopes in Pacific Compared to Fukushima Sources
The purpose of this diary is to compare the concentrations of Sr-90 and Cs-137 in the North Pacific Ocean over the last 50 years to the concentrations predicted to arrive on the west coast ...
MarineChemist 01/15/2014 51 28 - -
Citizen science campaign aims to collect ocean samples and fund Fukushima radiation analysis
A point of information for Kossaks who are interested in determining the impact of Fukushima on their part of the Pacific. In the absence of direct funding from Government agencies to monitor the ...
MarineChemist 01/14/2014 26 19 2 -
SAFECAST Provides Useful Information on Fukushima Impacts in Pacific Ocean
This diary is simply to point interested members of the Daily Kos community to a well presented, cogent summary of what the marine science community knows about Fukushima derived radiation in the ...
MarineChemist 01/12/2014 9 15 - -
Misinformation on Fukushima: Energy News Misleads its Readers
Over the past number of months I have been writing short diaries to combat what I see as a continuous stream of misinformation present online concerning the likely impacts of Fukushima radionuclides ...
MarineChemist 01/10/2014 27 26 1 -
Update on Fukushima Radionuclides in the North Pacific and Off the West Coast of North America
The purpose of this diary is to provide new information reported by a Canadian led effort to determine the timing of the arrival and the concentrations of Fukushima sourced radionuclides in ocean ...
MarineChemist 01/04/2014 31 37 3 -
What Controls Levels of Fukushima Radioisotopes in Marine Organisms?
This post is part of an ongoing effort to communicate the risks to people living on the west coast of North America resulting from the ongoing release of radionuclides from the Fukushima-Daiichi ...
MarineChemist 12/11/2013 20 15 - -
Measuring Fukushima Radioactivity in the Ocean: Why does it take so long?
The following is a brief post to describe how radionuclides are measured in seawater so that the methodology being applied to the monitoring of Fukushima derived radionuclides in the ocean can be ...
MarineChemist 12/08/2013 78 40 2 -
Fukushima Cesium in North Atlantic Ocean Fish
This is part of a continuing effort to communicate the findings of researchers investigating the fate of Fukushima derived radiation in the marine environment. A recently published study by Kanisch ...
MarineChemist 12/06/2013 117 152 2 -
Recent measurements of Fukushima derived radionuclides in the Pacific Ocean
The purpose of this diary is to present measurements of radionuclides released from Fukushima Daiichi to the ocean in the years following the disaster precipitated by the Tohoku earthquake and ...
MarineChemist 11/11/2013 103 66 4 -
Putting Fukushima in Perspective: A primer on radioactivity in the Ocean
Since the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster on March 11, 2011 and with more frequency recently, there are many reports in the media of the potential impact of radioactivity from Japan causing ...
MarineChemist 11/07/2013 311 62 1 -
Putting risk of Fukushima to human seafood consumers in perspective
I've noticed a significant number of breathless reports of the threat that radionuclides leaking from the damaged Fukushima reactors present to organisms (including humans) resident on the west ...
MarineChemist 11/04/2013 69 17 - -
A Sea of Robots: What if I told you...
An Argo float designed to measure ocean temperature and salinity being deployed in the Southern Ocean. What if I told you that on Nov. 4, 2012 an army of robots succeeded in completing its one ...
MarineChemist 12/17/2012 18 69 3 -
Response of marine organisms to ocean acidification
Scientists predict that a consequence of ocean acidification, where seawater pH is reduced by the invasion of carbon dioxide from human activities, is that marine organisms that produce calcium ...
MarineChemist 12/13/2012 50 95 3 -
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