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Impacts of Radioactivity on Marine Life After Fukushima

Nicholas Fisher

Nicholas Fisher will talk about the release of long-lived radionuclides from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan into the Pacific and the subsequent bioaccumulation of these contaminants in diverse marine biota. He will focus on Pacific bluefin tuna and will discuss the risks of the radioactivity to the biota themselves and to human consumers of seafood. He will also discuss the potential use of these radionuclides as tracers to discern migratory routes and timing of large migratory animals in the Pacific.

Fisher is a distinguished professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and director of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research at Stony Brook University.

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Impacts of Radioactivity on Marine Life After Fukushima
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When Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
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