Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fukushima Before and After B.C. Canada

Louise Narrows Queen Charlotte after Fukushima
Queen Charlotte Islands B.C. Canada Pre Fukushima
The Queen Charlotte Island in B.C. Canada Louise Passage South East Lower Side of Haida. Combo underwater & Tidal Pool footage pictures from Fukushima Expedition For Life in Hadia Gwaii formerly know as The Queen Charlotte Island in B.C. Canada. We see an eradication of marine species along the shorelines and tidal pools and underwater footage show just a handful of species mainly young left in the inter-tidal sub-zones.

Life in these narrows should look like a cartoon bursting with color from top to bottom and left to right.  It would take you a lifetime to count and study the inhabitants.  The near-shore zone of the ocean—defined by the Census as the coastal areas to a depth of around 65 feet (20 meters)—is the most-studied region of the ocean because it is so easy to access from land.  But surprisingly, we still don’t know how many species live by the shore.  Estimates vary widely, from 178,000 species to more than 10 million.  Or how about this- 38,000 microbes in a liter of seawater.

The Expedition is home now and we're going through what is left of life, in the Pacific Ocean.

So take out your notepad and jot down the number of species you see.

Louise Narrows

Fukushima Expedition for Life



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