Scientists in Mexico’s Scammon’s Lagoon have discovered what appears to be the first ever documented case of conjoined gray whale calves.
Discovered last Sunday, the calves, which unfortunately died, measured just under seven feet long, considerably smaller than the average newborn length of 12 - 16 feet.
Although no information has yet been released, there are concerns over that ongoing Fukushima disaster is to blame, especially in light of rare animal deaths spreading along the West Coast of the US.
Things like the “melting sea star” epidemic, where sea stars have been found to be disintergrating, have been seen off the coast off California, Oregon, Washington and Canada. Even with Japanese scientists finding “high” Cesium levels in plankton throughout the Pacific as recently as May 2013, governments continue to call the amounts safe.
A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the number of dead sea creatures covering the floor of the Pacific is higher than it has ever been since monitoring began 24 years ago. The study clearly points to Fukushima as the most likely cause of this.