Dr. Parsons (after whom the government’s annual Timothy R. Parsons Medal for outstanding contributions to the field of ocean sciences is named) believes this year’s amazing sockeye run is a one-off event, and that it would be wrong to take it as a sign the fish have bounced back.
The sockeye boom of 2010, he said, looks like it was caused by a volcanic eruption in Alaska, in 2008.
Relying on research done by Roberta Hamme, an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, Dr. Parsons speculates that the eruption of the Kasatochi volcano fertilized the sea, and stimulated the growth of the salmon, leading to higher survival rates.
Ms. Hamme, in a paper published in the science journal, Geophysical Research Letters, reports that a shower of iron-rich ash fell on the Gulf of Alaska after the eruption.
Tagging solves part of sockeye mystery Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 9:38PM EDT
When researchers fitted 200 young salmon with acoustic tags in the spring of 2007, they had no idea those fish would later help pinpoint the “crime scene” for one of the biggest environmental disasters ever to strike the West Coast.
But as it turned out, the ground-breaking study, which tracked a small school of fish out to sea and two years later picked up a pair of survivors on the inbound journey, has provided a vital clue into what happened to nearly 10 million Fraser River sockeye salmon that vanished in 2009...
Brain lesions linked to sharp drop in sockeye stocks Published Wednesday, Nov. 03, 2010 3:00AM EDT
“The evidence of brain lesions is new and it will take some time to document the geographic extent and to understand a relationship (if any) between a disease agent and mortality,” states a Dec. 11, 2009, Memorandum for the Minister signed by deputy Minister Claire Dansereau.
The document identifies “three high profile and/or likely causes” of the sockeye collapse, but focuses on the disease, promising to describe the other top suspects – sea lice from fish farms and a lack of food in the Pacific – in future briefings.
Curious (brain lesions & salmon). In the past bit, an 18 year old known to me died in her sleep, due to something like that (as far as I know), so I'm thinking that one over. My first impression was death by cell phone radiation. The other deaths of young people known to me over the past several years are by suicide.
A Survey of Offshore Oilfield Drilling Wastes and Disposal Techniques to Reduce the Ecological Impact of Sea Dumping - These cuttings piles smother seabed life and remain toxic for many years, mainly because of the hydrocarbons they contain. www.offshore-environment.com/drillcuttings.html
India's Waterways A Toxic Stew of Pharmaceutical Chemicals Dumped from Big Pharma Factories - There's something else Big Pharma doesn't want you to know about its drug operations in India: Big Pharma's manufacturing facilities dump millions of doses of toxic pharmaceutical chemicals directly into India's waterways. www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_16616.cfm
Marine Scientists Studying Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Legality of Dumping of Nuclear Waste - The Cold War also left a nuclear legacy on the seafloor in the form of reactors and warheads, many of them from lost or scuttled submarines... Throughout the Cold War, both the Soviet and American militaries lost or intentionally sank nuclear weapons and reactors at sea. www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/ilr/ona/pages/dumping2.htm
Ocean Dumping - *HUMAN SEWAGE* The motivation for banning ocean dumping gained momentum when contaminated wastes from sewage-derived microorganisms were discovered at public beaches, shellfish beds were contaminated with toxic metals, and fish were infected by lesion-causing parasites.
Cruise Ship Dumping I remember taking a boat up the Amazon years ago, and I watched in horror as one of the boat's workers literally swept a week's worth of trash into the Amazon River. Everything went: bottles, condoms, batteries, food trash. www.gadling.com/2006/12/13/cruise-ship-dumping/
Each cruise ship carries an average of 3,000 people and produces as much sewage and waste as a mid-sized city.
Cruise ship waste: All ashore? The cruise ships that come to Seattle each summer bring something you don't find advertised in glossy brochures -- millions of gallons of human waste. www.seattlepi.com/local/303063_cruise09.html
Engine Fire Leaves 4,500 stranded on cruise ship November 10, 2010 - Carnival cruise ship Splendor sits adrift 260 kilometres south of San Diego this week. - Crew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan load supplies for the Cruise ship Carnival Splendor. From some random newspaper.
Army admits secretly dumping 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents, 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines, rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste into the sea www.informationliberation.com/?id=22469
US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet *Top 25 Censored Stories of 2011*
The US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported. In spite of the evidence, the environmental impact of the US military goes largely unaddressed by environmental organizations and was not the focus of any discussions or proposed restrictions at the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. This impact includes uninhibited use of fossil fuels, massive creation of greenhouse gases, and extensive release of radioactive and chemical contaminants into the air, water, and soil.
* Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products and energy * Official accounts put US military usage at 320,000 barrels of oil a day, that does not include fuel consumed by contractors, in leased or private facilities, or in the production of weapons * US military is a major contributor of carbon dioxide * Iraq war was responsible for at least 141 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) from March 2003 through December 2007 * US Congress passed an explicit provision guaranteeing the US military exemption from any energy reduction or measurement * An executive order signed by President Barack Obama calls for other federal agencies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 * Department of Defense is the largest polluter in the world, producing more hazardous waste than the five largest US chemical companies combined * Depleted uranium, petroleum, oil, pesticides, defoliant agents such as Agent Orange, and lead, along with vast amounts of radiation from weaponry produced, tested, and used, are just some of the pollutants with which the US military is contaminating the environment * United States is planning an enormous $15 billion military buildup on the Pacific island of Guam * Between 1946 and 1958, the US dropped more than sixty nuclear weapons on the people of the Marshall Islands * a new five-year strategic plan by the US Navy outlines the militarization of the Arctic * 53.3 percent of our tax money is still being funneled to the US military * manipulated into supporting wars and how those wars are killing our ecosystem * Guam remains under the purview of the Office of Insular Affairs in the US Department of the Interior * These developments will mean, among other things, the clearing of whole limestone forests and the desecration of burial sites some 3,500 years old; the restricting of access to areas rich in plants necessary for indigenous medicinal practice; the denying of access to places of worship and traditional fishing grounds; the destroying of seventy acres of thriving coral reef, which currently serve as critical habitat for several endangered species; and the over-tapping of Guam’s water system to include the drilling of twenty-two additional wells * sharpest debate in Guam has been the Department of Defense’s announcement that it will, if needed, forcibly condemn an additional 2,200 acres of land in Guam to support the construction of new military facilities * Upon review of the DEIS, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated it “insufficient” and “environmentally unsatisfactory,” giving it the lowest possible rating for a DEIS
Gene-flaw, virus could be killing Pacific salmon Jan 13, Biology/Plants & Animals
Massive die-offs among Canada's wild sockeye salmon could be due to a genetic flaw that causes immune weakness and could make viruses lethal, researchers said Thursday.
Between 40 and 95 percent of the adult sockeye population has died in recent years, delivering a serious blow to the one billion dollar fishing industry in British Columbia and causing concern that some stocks may go extinct.
So researchers examined the genomic profiles of salmon that survived the trip and compared them to fish that died before managing to reach their spawning ground and mate, said the findings published in the journal Science.
They found that the dead fish shared "a key genetic signature that indicates they are suffering from metabolic and immune-related stress," said the study.
Just last week, California State Assembly member Jared Huffman introduced a landmard Assembly Bill (AB 88) which would require all future GE salmon sold in California to contain clear and prominent labeling.
An act relating to food labeling. legislative counsel’s digest AB 88, as introduced, Huffman. Food labeling: genetically engineered food. The Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law makes it unlawful to manufacture, sell, deliver, hold, or offer for sale, any food that is misbranded. Food is misbranded if its labeling does not conform to specified federal labeling requirements regarding nutrition, nutrient content or health claims, and food allergens. Violation of this law is misdemeanor. www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_88_bill_20110106_introduced.pdf
'Dead fish swimming' virus may be hurting Pacific salmon Postmedia News January 13, 2011
The compromised salmon that appeared to have a viral infection at sea — a phenomenon co-author Scott Hinch at the University of British Columbia describes as "dead fish swimming" — were 13.5 times more likely to die before spawning than healthy fish...
The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, does not identify a microbial culprit, but suggests the virus may be associated with leukemia and lymphoma...
The scientist who led the 4-year study was unavailable? Hmmm -
Ottawa’s media rules muzzling federal scientists, say observers - September 12, 2010.
The Harper government has tightened the muzzle on federal scientists, going so far as to control when and what they can say about floods at the end of the last ice age.
Natural Resources Canada scientists were told this spring they need “pre-approval” from Minister Christian Paradis’ office to speak with national and international journalists. Their “media lines” also need ministerial approval, say documents obtained by Postmedia News through access-to-information legislation.
Canada considering international bases: MacKay Last Updated: Jun 2, 2011 7:31 PM ET
Minister of Defence Peter MacKay delivers a speech at CANSEC 2011, Defence and Security Trade Show, in Ottawa on Thursday. MacKay confirmed the Canadian Forces are considering establishing new bases around the world.
"The focus of the planning, let's be clear, sweet jesus not again and still, is our capability for expeditionary participation in international missions.... We are big players in NATO. We're a country that has become a go-to nation in response to situations like what we're seeing in Libya, what we saw in Haiti...
Voices for Wild Salmon: Played for Fools June 18th, 2011
I went out to Echo Bay a few days ago and examined a bucket of herring caught near the Burdwood salmon farm. One fifth of these herring were bleeding at the base of their fins. There is not one lab in Canada that will take a viral sample from me, because they are afraid of losing work with government and industry and the last samples I shipped to Washington State were left to rot, so there is nothing I can do to figure this out.
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