Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-11-2015, 21:41   #16
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,310
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

One of the yachties here has radiation damage, but that's due to medical treatments for his metatisized prostate cancer. Be good boys and get your PSA checked annually.
__________________

__________________
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-11-2015, 08:57   #17
Registered User
 
gamayun's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oakland, CA
Boat: Freedom 38
Posts: 1,231
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by donradcliffe View Post
One of the yachties here has radiation damage, but that's due to medical treatments for his metatisized prostate cancer. Be good boys and get your PSA checked annually.
Without a doubt radiation is bad; many things out there are far worse....depending on the dosage.

Here's an excerpt of the findings from a staff report by the CA Coastal Commission on the issue:

The levels of Fukushima-derived radionuclides detected in air, drinking water, food, seawater and marine life in California are extremely low relative to the pre-existing background from naturally-occurring radionuclides and the persistent residues of 20th century nuclear weapons testing. The additional dose of radiation attributable to the Fukushima disaster is commensurately small, and the available evidence supports the idea that it will pose little additional risk to humans or marine life. However, it should be noted that the long-term effects of low-level radiation in the environment remain incompletely understood, and that this understanding would benefit from increased governmental support for the monitoring of radioactivity in seawater and marine biota and the study of health outcomes linked to radiation exposure.
__________________

__________________
gamayun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-11-2015, 09:48   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: channel islands
Boat: lancer 36
Posts: 268
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peters Wet View Post
I came across this page and am curious if you western sailors have come upon radiation deformed sea creatures or an increase in dead ones?

CA seals experiencing mass deaths from leukemia-like disease; Fukushima radiation suspected as cause
just late saturday nights during dock parties. mostly they recover by monday.
__________________
jrbogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-11-2015, 10:42   #19
Senior Cruiser
 
s/v Beth's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
Boat: Valiant 40 (1975)
Posts: 4,066
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

There have been floating docks in Oregon and a ship in BC/Alaska. Dead fish/deformed creatures? Only on CF.
__________________
s/v Beth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-11-2015, 21:45   #20
Registered User
 
jessehunt's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Slidell, LA
Boat: Rhodes Pearson 41 sloop
Posts: 57
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

There is a "new" Harley Davidson in the HD Motorcycle Museum in Milwaukee that is crusted with marine growth. It was shipped to Japan, and arrived at Fukishima just prior to the tsunami, and drifted across the Pacific in it's crate and washed up on the West Coast!!
__________________
jessehunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2015, 11:21   #21
Senior Cruiser
 
senormechanico's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 5,825
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

Link:

Tsunami motorcycle to be preserved at Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee ? Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
__________________
Memento,homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.
senormechanico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2015, 11:32   #22
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 6,880
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

I wonder if they'd honor the warranty
__________________
Pelagic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2015, 11:32   #23
Registered User
 
markpierce's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: M/V Carquinez Coot
Posts: 3,413
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

"We're OK!'

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-11-2015, 06:07   #24
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gamayun View Post
Hey now. I've always had a thing for Kurt Russell. Be nice!
I thought ALL females had a thing for Kurt!
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015, 01:54   #25
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: California
Boat: Spindrift 46 Center Cockpit
Posts: 7
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

Do not believe these nutty ideas! It is clear that Dominic acid is the problem.The picture shows a sea lion, not a seal. In addition, the picture shows a penguin. There are no Penguins in Southern California, except at Sea World and the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. The picture was not taken there either. These Magellanic penguins are found in the southern portion of South America, not here in California.
__________________
frantzjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015, 04:03   #26
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: at mo Hong Kong
Boat: Sadler 25
Posts: 47
Re: U.S. West Coast sailors , Have you seen?

I know this is Wikipedia, but I remember seeing video of the Navy shooting the barrels to make them sink:



From 1946 to 1970, the sea around the Farallones was used as a nuclear dumping site for radioactive waste under the authority of the Atomic Energy Commission at a site known as the Farallon Island Nuclear Waste Dump. Most of the dumping took place before 1960, and all dumping of radioactive wastes by the United States was terminated in 1970. By then, 47,500 55 gallon steel drum containers had been dumped in the vicinity, with a total estimated radioactive activity of 14,500 Ci. The materials dumped were mostly laboratory materials containing traces of contamination. Much of the radioactivity had decayed by 1980.[32]
44,000 containers were dumped at 3737′N 12317′W, and another 3,500 at 3738′N 12308′W.[32]
The location shown on the graphic does not match the latitude and longitude given for the two dumping sites. The co-ordinates are actually further west by about 9 nm which places both sites off the continental shelf.[citation needed] This significantly changes the potential effects on the fishery and makes any mapping and recovery effort much harder.
The exact location of the containers and the potential hazard the containers pose to the environment are unknown.[33] Attempts to remove the barrels would likely produce greater risk than leaving them undisturbed.[32]
Waste containers were shipped to Hunters Point Shipyard, then loaded onto barges for transportation to the Farallones. Containers were weighted with concrete. Those that floated were sometimes shot with rifles to sink them.[34]
In January 1951, the highly radioactive hull of USS Independence, which was used in Operation Crossroads and then loaded with barrels of radioactive waste, was scuttled in the area.[35]


I don't have a good enough connection, but I'm sure you could find the video if you like. I'm sure Fukushima had little effect on the background radiation. I would think if the seals are dying of radiation I would suspect they are dying from the dumping of nuclear waste for over 20 years.


__________________

__________________
triciarob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sail, west coast

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Have You Seen this Boat ? Historynut Monohull Sailboats 0 09-10-2010 16:05
Have Any Australian Sailors Seen or Heard from this Solo Circumnavigator in Distress? LeftRoamin General Sailing Forum 36 27-05-2010 23:01
have you seen this strange craft? rossir General Sailing Forum 34 26-09-2007 21:45
Passat? Have you seen one? I really want an opinion. MNDWGZ Multihull Sailboats 6 08-11-2006 19:13



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:54.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.