Biological effects of japan's tsunami that have been recorded on human beings and aquatic life?


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It's too soon to tell if there has been any significant biological effect on humans and aquatic life due to the Japan tsunami. However, research on radiation and earthquakes has shown that there may be issues to worry about when it comes to the biological effects.

Studies show that even if there has been contaminated water that flowed back to Japan from nuclear reactor plants, the damage may be minimal because the Pacific Ocean is so large that any radioactivity that leaked into the water will be diluted into extremely low levels of radiation which won't be able to affect any marine life.

It seems that the biggest threat to human beings and aquatic life as a result of the Japan tsunami would be the tsunami itself instead of the actual radiation that resulted from the tsunami.

  • Some populations devastated

It is estimated that tens of thousands of birds were affected and killed at the time that the tsunami hit.

The Midway Albatross population was also severely affected by the tsunami, and they are already an extinct species although scientists predict that these species will still be able to survive.

  • What about the impact on humans?

For human beings, only those that lived within less than 10 miles from the affected area of Fukushima may be dangerous to live in so there is no real threat here. Only the people who work on the reactor are the ones allowed in Fukushima so at this time the damage is still unknown. People are going on about their regular lives outside the area and all throughout Japan.

Although thousands of people died from the tragic tsunami, people throughout the world are going about their regular lives. It is pointless to assume the worst about the effects of the tsunami because it only occurred in one place in the world.

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