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The recent disasters in Japan are now effecting the oceans. Tokyo Electric Power Co. is now facing contaminated water with abnormally high levels of radioactive materials. Radiation levels in the seawaters near the Fukushima Prefecture power plant are said to pose no immediate risk to humans, but they are noted as being “well above” normal. […]

An outburst of phytoplankton has overtaken areas of the Baltic Sea, essentially suffocating marine lifeforms by quickly using up all of the available oxygen. Although phytoplankton (microscopic algae) is constantly using up oxygen in the water, it is only lately that this has reached critical rates. This recent algae bloom is fed (just like in […]

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