The annual State of the Pacific meeting was held on March 1, 2016 at Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC. We presented this poster to our peers investigating other contemporary phenomenon. Click on the poster to view a larger version.
CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier at dock CCG base Victoria, BC.
Results from surface water samples collected in August 2014 during three oceanic research cruises are now available. These seawater samples were analyzed to characterize the distribution of Fukushima derived radionuclides 137-Cesium (137Cs half life ~30 years), and 134-Cesium (134Cs half life ~2 years). Based on the distribution of 134Cs, the Fukushima plume was not consistently present yet on the BC coast. It is likely that peak concentrations of radiocesium will be present offshore in the next year.