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Old 02-12-2015, 13:40   #16
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Hi Jim Cate......Off topic but....Do not wait too long to come to Tassie......it is getting quite warm down here now.....you will need a lot of time to see all of the world's second best cruising grounds.
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A greater danger than radioactivity is overfishing. Over 60% of fish stocks are overfished. Seafood is rapidly becoming scarce and very expensive. And many coastal people of the world currently depend on food from the sea.
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Hi Jim Cate......Off topic but....Do not wait too long to come to Tassie......it is getting quite warm down here now.....you will need a lot of time to see all of the world's second best cruising grounds.
Getting warm??? Two days ago they were forecasting snow down to 1000 feet!

And this will be our 14th summer in Tassie. We still haven't seen it all, but we've done our best... and obviously, we love the place (in the summer).

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Wow...14th summer down here. Impressive. Will watch your progress on this forum.
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The isotope count in the northern Pacific is lower now then at its peak in the mid 60 s .


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HI All and happy sailing.I am stuck on land in Cape Town and have been reading about a lot of sea life death due possibly to the radioactive toxins from Fukushima .
Are there any of you sailing the Pacific who have seen evidence of mass die offs of marine creatures?
If some of the reports regarding continuous ongoing unstoppable further release of toxins is true then the projection is that all oceans of the world will be so poisoned over an indefinite and continuous time period that no marine life will continue to exist with consequent death of the oceans and that will lead to the depletion of oxygen in the environment .

The possible scenario does not look good at all .
There has been a lot of hysteria about this, largely stemming from the erronneous idea that radiation is somehow "man made" and "unnatural". Actually there is background radiation in almost all rock, climbing very high in the likes of granites. Likely far more entering the Pacific through vulcanism at its rim than thousands of Fukushimas every year. The idea that such a comparatively small event could have a generalised effect in the whole Pacific which would cause "die offs" is completely wrong. It just won't.
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