WHOI and the Aquarium of the Pacific created this video to play on NOAA's Science on a Sphere (SOS) visualization system. It explains what is known about radionuclides released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and the impact of radiation on marine life and humans. Learn more about SOS.
WHOI chemist Ken Buesseler held a public lecture at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif. on 3/11/15, the fourth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and led to the largest unintentional release of radioactivity into the ocean in history. Dr. Buesseler described what is known about the release, some of the sources of natural and manmade radionuclides in the ocean, and what these mean for marine life and for humans.