Fallout From Fukushima: Listen to Joani Isberg-Herron Hollebone hosting ‘CharacterDriven’ radio programme, Mon. 2-3 pm, CHLY 101.7 fm + CHLY.ca + Radio Malaspina Nanaimo + Rockland Rosa Triplex

Published January 23, 2014 by goyodelarosa
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One comment on “Fallout From Fukushima: Listen to Joani Isberg-Herron Hollebone hosting ‘CharacterDriven’ radio programme, Mon. 2-3 pm, CHLY 101.7 fm + CHLY.ca + Radio Malaspina Nanaimo + Rockland Rosa Triplex

  • Thanks so much for your perserverence and hope, Joani!

    I checked the Radio Malaspina website, http://chly.ca/
    but for some reason, they don’t seem to have your ‘Character Driven’ radio programme shown on their programme schedule for Monday, 2 – 3 p.m… unless I am missing something…

    http://chly.ca/the-program-schedule/

    Please, what is the date of the show on Fukushima Fallout, if you would kindly confirm, that would ease my troubled mind…

    Thanks again, Joani, and Christ’s Peace be with you…

    Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, Rockland Rosa Triplex Editor

    ‘Goyo de la Rosa’ (nom d’artiste)

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    Here is a letter to the Editor of the Victoria News, published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, where I suggest that the alarming starfish die off event on the Pacific coast from Baja to Alaska is likely caused by chem spraying of aluminium, barium and strontium on us, which I have witnessed for years from our Rockland balcony… and of course, Fukushima radiation in the Pacific ocean waters.

    http://goyodelarosa.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/historian-hartnell-doubts-marine-biologist-romagosas-opinion-on-cause-of-mass-starfish-deaths-along-pacific-coastline-letter-to-victoria-news-jan-21-2014/

    HISTORIAN HARTNELL DOUBTS MARINE BIOLOGIST ROMAGOSA’S OPINION ON CAUSE OF MASS STARFISH DEATHS ALONG PACIFIC COASTLINE, LETTER TO VICTORIA NEWS, JAN. 21, 2014
    EDITPUBLISHED JANUARY 22, 2014 BY GOYODELAROSA
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Veracity of scientists’ opinion doubted

    by Contributed – Victoria News
    posted Jan 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM
    Re: Starfish on the decline (News, Jan. 17)

    Paula Romagosa is a marine biologist and curator of Sidney’s Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, a commercial enterprise with no governmental duty of accountability to taxpayers, so her opinion as to what is causing the ‘mysterious mass starfish deaths along the Pacific coastline’ may be interesting, but it is simply one scientist’s opinion.

    According to staff writers Peter Rusland and Kyle Wells, ‘Romagosa doubted the starfish crisis was sparked by Pacific radiation from the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant.’

    I am not scientific but I am a trained historian (BA, University of San Francisco), and it seems highly unlikely that this alarming ‘starfish wasting syndrome’ is not being caused by a toxic brew of Fukushima radiation and the constant aerial chem spraying of aluminum, barium and strontium nanoparticulates – called ‘geo-engineering’ or ‘solar radiation management’ producing global dimming – which has been easily visible from our Rockland balcony for a number of years.

    I look forward to seeing how reporters Rusland and Wells follow this very important story in the coming months, and hope that government scientists in all jurisdictions will be held accountable by their diligence.

    Gregory Hartnell

    Victoria

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    NEWS
    Pacific coast starfish dying in record numbers

    The West Coast’s starfish population is seeing a sharp decline due to an as-yet unknown fatal disease. The unusual occurrence is affecting seastars in Greater Victoria’s waters.
    — Image Credit: Courtesy Peter Luckham
    by Staff Writer – Victoria News
    posted Jan 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM— updated Jan 3, 2014 at 3:22 PM
    Mysterious mass starfish deaths along the Pacific coastline have marine biologists scratching their heads and scrambling to find a cause.

    They’re also worried about how seastar wasting syndrome will affect ecosystems spanning Alaska to California, including those in the Greater Victoria area.

    “We’ve seen it all along the Saanich Inlet, we’ve seen it around the Gulf Islands, it started in Howe Sound,” said marine biologist Paula Romagosa, curator of Sidney’s Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

    “It’s quite serious. Nothing like this has been seen before, not to this extent.”

    Just what it is that’s wiping out about 30 per cent of the coast’s observable starfish is still unknown.

    “I’m quite scared, to be honest. We can’t figure out what it is, so there’s no way to control it — or know if it’ll affect our food sources like fish.”

    Affected populations including sunflower, sun, basket, leather, pink, common purple, vermillion, and blood stars are dying.

    “We believe its some sort of virus,” Romagosa said, “but we haven’t been able to prove it yet.”

    Samples have been shipped to Cornell University, UBC, UVic, and California universities.

    Divers started noticing melting and dissolving seastars in September in Howe Sound.

    “It could be nature taking its course from overpopulation — or something we humans have done,” she said.

    Romagosa doubts the starfish crisis was sparked by Pacific radiation from the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. She said the wasting-syndrome deaths look more like a viral infection – perhaps resembling the human ebola virus – affecting adult seastars.

    “Some get bald spots, and get really skinny, and start to disintegrate. With others, their guts start coming through the pores in their skin. It’s a horrible sight to see; it’s terrifying. Their legs fall off and start walking away from the body.”

    It’s tough to tell if seastars are in pain, she said.

    “They don’t have a brain, but do have a nervous system so they do have pain receptors, but we’ve seen no signs of distress from the ones in the aquarium. They go about their normal activities until they just fall apart.”

    Starfish also play vital roles in the food chain. “Most seastars are top predators so this will affect everything in the food chain below them. All populations that depend on the seastars as a control system will start going unchecked.”

    Evidence of the seastar ailment can be sent to marketing@oceandiscovery.ca or aqua2@oceandiscovery.ca.

    -Reporting by Peter Rusland and Kyle Wells

    editor@vicnews.com

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