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One salmon found with Fukushima Contamination in 2016 After Extended Measurement

Extended testing of select 2016 salmon samples has identified the Fukushima-fingerprint isotope in one sample re-measured earlier this year.  The maximum level of contamination observed in a sample  (134Cs: 0.07 Bq kg-1137Cs: 0.51 Bq kg-1) is over 1,700 times lower than the Health Canada Action Level (1,000 Bq kg-1) and is not known to be a health risk for either humans or the environment.

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The InFORM Team Remembers Dr. Jack Cornett

Dr. Jack CornettThis week InFORM lost a friend, a colleague, and a leader in his field, Dr. Jack Cornett. Jack was an integral member of the InFORM team since he was involved in the analyses of both our citizen science and biological sampling efforts and was using new mass spectrometry techniques to measure trace concentrations of Fukushima derived isotopes in seawater and freshwater. This work was conducted by his extensive lab group, but as anyone who knew Jack knows, he was personally involved and invested in all aspects of the lab operations on a near daily basis. Continue reading The InFORM Team Remembers Dr. Jack Cornett

Cruising Big Blue ’17: The Life Aquatic

by Annaliese Meyer
13-Jul-2017
60˚ 18.866’ N 171˚ 15.836’ W

1200 hours: We set steam from Dutch Harbor two days ago, and have been making fast headway towards our first station. Dutch Harbor was absolutely breathtaking, astounding, astonishing – my adjectives are woefully inadequate when attempting to describe it. We lapsed into movie comparisons as we sailed through the sunlight that filtered through mist, wrapped ‘round rolling mountaintops. I think the closest we came in terms of comparisons was walking out of the Shire, the Cliffs of Insanity from the Princess Bride, and the song-bound hills of the Sound of Music. Continue reading Cruising Big Blue ’17: The Life Aquatic