In November, we brought you links to the disturbing story of the starfish wasting syndrome. The cause is unknown. The cause is STILL unknown. However, blame has fallen on Fukushima radiation for a huge array of real and imaginary problems noted in the Pacific. Here’s why this problem is NOT related to the Fukushima disaster.
The author, an echinoderm expert details three observations that preclude a direct relationship between the two:
- Starfish Wasting Disease/Syndrome pre-Dates Fukushima by 3 to 15 years. One of the earliest accounts was from in 1997. Fukushima was March 2011.
- Starfish Wasting Syndrome Occurs on the East Coast as well as the Pacific.
- No other life in these regions seems to have been affected.
The hyped fear over Fukushima radiation has been a top misleading story of 2013. We’ve heard about fish stories, mutant vegetables, giant dogs and general panic. There have been REAL effects observed. But more mass media generated concern is baseless.