Is Fukushima Radiation Responsible for Mysterious Alaskan Seal Deaths?
A large number of ring seals have washed up dead on Alaska’s Arctic coastline since July from a mystery disease that has scientists baffled. Scientists initially thought the deaths were a result of a virus, but testing has failed to indicate the presence of any such virus of bacteria. Instead, these animals may be dying as a result of Fukushima radiation poisoning, with the vast majority of the radioactive isotope caesium-137 admittedly falling into the Pacific Ocean where the creatures live.
While reports keep rolling in, the official total stands at 130 dead ring seals washing up in the Bering Strait. Found with bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the eyes and nose, and patchy hair loss on the animals’ fur coat, these coincide perfectly with the symptoms of radiation poisoning for both humans and other animals. According to Medline Plus, some key symptoms of radiation sickness are:
- Hair loss (seen on the fur coats of the animals)
- Open sores on the skin (found on the hind flippers)
- Skin burns such as redness and blistering (seen around the eyes and nose)
- Inflammation of exposed areas
Seal Symptoms Perfectly Match Radiation Sickness Indicators
According to the reports, the animals are known to have suffered from many of these key symptoms, with ongoing research examining the bodies of the seals for further indications. It should be no surprise that Fukushima radiation is killing animals in the Pacific, as peer-reviewed research has already linked Fukushima radiation to the deaths of over 14,000 humans. In fact, 130 seal deaths is most likely only the beginning. It will surely not be long before an increased death toll is reported not only for ring seals, but other creatures dwelling in the Pacific and near the Fukushima disaster as well.
After canceling out the possibility of a viral infection, researchers are now beginning to test the animals for excessive radiation. While this test could help to reveal the true cause of the seal deaths if performed by an independent source that would truthfully reveal the results, it will take a matter of weeks before the results come back. Even after the results are ready, however, it is important to ask the question as to whether or not the public will be kept in the dark regarding the true significance of this finding.
Officials have been caught covering up the severity of the Fukushima disaster in the past, ignoring the mounting evidence that radiation from the meltdown has hit the United States and is causing hidden cancer deaths. The true amount of radiation emitted from the Fukushima explosion was also concealed from the public, with new research finding the amount of expelled radiation exceeding twice as much as experts claimed.
“We recently received samples of seal tissue from diseased animals captured near St. Lawrence Island with a request to examine the material for radioactivity,” said John Kelley, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Will it take thousands more human and animal deaths to prompt a true investigation into the true dangers of the Fukushima explosion? It’s time the truth hit the mainstream media, forcing government officials to admit the reality of the situation.
Natural Society staff contribution