Trace Levels of Fukushima Radiation Found in Oregon Tuna

Well, it’s a good news-bad news type of situation: Albacore tuna caught off the Oregon coast have been found to have slightly elevated levels of radioactivity from the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan.

But scientists say that so far the health risk is low. In fact, you would have to consume more than 700,000 pounds of the fish with the highest radioactive level – just to match the amount of radiation the average person is annually exposed to in everyday life through cosmic rays, the air, the ground, X-rays and other sources, the authors say.

So, at this point, it looks like catching and eating tuna this year shouldn’t be an issue.

Read the whole report HERE

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Bet you’ve never seen one of these before: An Albino Tarpon!

Photo by Capt. Clark Wright
Photo by Capt. Clark Wright

The last time anybody has reported seeing an “albino” (actually “piebald”) tarpon was in 1936 — that is until Capt. Clark Wright guided a client into one recently in Florida.

The koi-looking beast ate a live blue crab and was released after the photos and a DNA sample were taken.

If you’d like to see one of these babies, the fish from 1936 hangs in the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

Read more at Sportfishing

Feds Considering Killing Salmon-Eating Cormorants

CormorantThe colony of double-crested cormorants on East Sand Island near the mouth of the Columbia consumes about 11 million juvenile salmon per year and the Feds have had enough.

Because of the carnage inflicted by the birds, Federal officials are proposing to kill half the large colony of cormorants that nest there. On the island, the cormorant population has increased from 100 breeding pairs in 1989 to about 15,000 breeding pairs today — which makes it the largest cormorant colony in western North America, representing over 40 percent of the region’s cormorant population.

Read the entire story at the Statesman Journal