Fukushima and Ocean Health

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Long Beach, CA-based Aquarium of the Pacific will debut a new program about ocean radioactivity motivated by the Fukushima nuclear accident. The program will be projected daily in the Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science on a Sphere® and will be made available to more than 100 institutions around the world through NOAA’s SOS Network with a capacity to reach over 50 million combined visitors.

There will also be a live webcast on March 11 at 10 a.m. PST with Dr. Jerry Schubel, president and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Dr. Ken Buesseler, senior scientist at WHOI who has been studying ocean radioactivity for more than 30 years. They will take questions from the public on about the impacts of Fukushima on the ocean. Questions may be submitted live via Twitter @AquariumPacific or via email to live@lbaop.org.

For more information on this worthwhile program, head over to the WHOI website.

 

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