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Impacts of Radioactivity on Marine Life After Fukushima

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Guest Speakers |Lecture Archive 2013 |Marine Biology |Oceanography

Impacts of Radioactivity on Marine Life After Fukushima

Lecture date: June 19, 2013.

Nicholas Fisher discusses 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 focuses on Pacific bluefin tuna and discusses the risks of the radioactivity to the biota themselves and to human consumers of seafood. He also discusses 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.

Video Posted: August 2, 2013 | Running time: 57:24

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