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Fukushima 'caused mutant butterflies' in Japan
Telegraph ^ | 08/14/12

Posted on 08/14/2012 4:44:41 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Fukushima 'caused mutant butterflies' in Japan

Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies from near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, scientists said on Tuesday, raising fears radiation could affect other species.

10:11AM BST 14 Aug 2012

Around 12 per cent of pale grass blue butterflies that were exposed to nuclear fallout as larvae immediately after the tsunami-sparked disaster had abnormalities, including smaller wings and damaged eyes, researchers said.

The insects were mated in a laboratory well outside the fallout zone and 18 per cent of their offspring displayed similar problems, said Joji Otaki, associate professor at Ryukyu University in Okinawa, southwestern Japan.

That figure rose to 34 per cent in the third generation of butterflies, he said, even though one parent from each coupling was from an unaffected population.

The researchers also collected another 240 butterflies in Fukushima in September last year, six months after the disaster. Abnormalities were recorded in 52 per cent, which was "a dominantly high ratio", Otaki told AFP.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: butterfly; fukushima; mutation; radiation
On the bright side, it is a great new to entomologists who would be happy to have a new research material.
1 posted on 08/14/2012 4:44:52 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...

P!


2 posted on 08/14/2012 4:46:50 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
VOICE PIECE FOR SOPRANO & WISH TREE
3 posted on 08/14/2012 4:47:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

As long as there are no flying turtles I am cool with this.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 4:55:08 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: All

Mothra!!!!


5 posted on 08/14/2012 5:01:06 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: TigerLikesRooster

In before Mothra picts! :0


6 posted on 08/14/2012 5:02:05 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Kolath

7 posted on 08/14/2012 5:02:29 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
But Otaki warned it was too soon to jump to conclusions, saying his team's results on the Fukushima butterflies could not be directly applied to other species, including humans.

You knew the "but butterflies aren't human" song and dance was coming.

8 posted on 08/14/2012 5:06:17 AM PDT by bgill
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To: babble-on; Krankor; All
"As long as there are no flying turtles I am cool with this."
LOL!...where's that, THEM!...The Deadly Mantis pictures, I was looking for?

9 posted on 08/14/2012 5:14:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
thxs, for the ping. :-D

10 posted on 08/14/2012 5:15:56 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

11 posted on 08/14/2012 5:23:04 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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LOL.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 5:24:23 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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Yes, but were they teenage mutant ninja butterflies?
13 posted on 08/14/2012 5:38:36 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Just think of how many new Godzilla like movies will come from this disaster.

The directors will have a field day with every conceivable creature from Monster Island.

14 posted on 08/14/2012 5:55:28 AM PDT by CapnJack
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It may not be a Scifi fiction but a documentary. Filmed in Japan, recording the movement of Godzilla, Mothra, mutant Japanese, and whatever new species which turn up.
15 posted on 08/14/2012 6:04:34 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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16 posted on 08/14/2012 6:41:12 AM PDT by khelus
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LOL! ....Thanks, for the help! ;-)

17 posted on 08/14/2012 6:47:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It just fried them little butterfly balls.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 6:49:49 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: SevenofNine

Mothra!!!


19 posted on 08/14/2012 7:27:26 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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20 posted on 08/14/2012 7:59:28 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: SandRat

ROFL that funny

Where is Godzilla in this story I wouldn’t be suprise if Godzilla show up


21 posted on 08/14/2012 8:21:35 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
An experiment grew silkworms in Japanese radioactively contaminated soil. About 95 % died, but the ones that lived, grew to be 10 times normal size.

95% of silkworms grown on soil of Katsushika (Tokyo) died and the rest grew enormous

22 posted on 08/14/2012 9:50:51 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Kolath

23 posted on 08/14/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SevenofNine

See Reply #7


24 posted on 08/14/2012 1:11:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SampleMan; monkapotamus; LUV W; Jet Jaguar; All

Guess who show on this thread ping 7 LOL!


25 posted on 08/14/2012 2:05:02 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SampleMan; Jet Jaguar; All

OH MAN that funny what triple threat death match in Japan right now what King Kong and Jet Jaguar also going show up later LOL!


26 posted on 08/14/2012 2:06:34 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
What? No flying panties?


27 posted on 08/14/2012 2:33:38 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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