I visited San Diego Zoo, California, USA for Biological monitoring. Though I have visited various places in Japan to see the health consequence of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, I can find no effect against creatures in Japan. However, there is a concern that radioactive materials will be brought to overseas by the wind. So I have wanted to see the effects against overseas too.
San Diego is in front of Pacific Ocean as same as Japan. I have wondered if animals in San Diego have some effects by Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.
The San Diego Zoo is a 100-acre home to the world's renowned animal collection. The Zoo's more than 4,000 animals live in barless enclosures that resemble their natural habitats.
So I visited the zoo to see effects of the accident against animals living there. As far as I observed, they were fine and I couldn’t find any impact of the accident. People in San Diego have no worry about the accident, because it is far away from the site and radioactive materials couldn’t reach there.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on May 29, 2013.
But I had forgot to take a picture.