Biological monitoring at Sunshine Aquarium
I visited Sunshine Aquarium to see biological impacts of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant accident. Though I have visited various places in Japan to see the health consequences of the accident, I have never found any effect against creatures in Japan.
Sunshine Aquarium is located in the rooftop of Sunshine City World Import Mart Building at Toshima-ku, Tokyo. The Sunshine Aquarium is an aquatic environment in the center of the city and close to the sky. Designed as an “Oasis in the Sky,” the aquarium features popular attractions such as the “Sunshine Aqua Ring” with its view of sea lions swimming overhead and the dreamlike “Jellyfish Tunnel.” You can also enjoy performances by sea lions and underwater divers, as well as sea otter and penguin feeding shows. It's a place to heal peoples' heart.
Generally speaking, marine animal's growth is so fast than human beings that they are more sensitive to radioactive materials of the environment than us.
So I visited Sunshine Aquarium to see effects of the accident against creatures which are grown up by Japanese food and water. Fortunately, I could see them grown up safely and I couldn't find any impact of the accident. It seems that there is no problem for childbirth and child-rearing in Tokyo Japan.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on June 6, 2014.