50 of 87 Green turtle’s eggs were deformed

Sea turtles are acting strange.
Mr. Mizobuchi Yukio, the chairman of sea turtle association of Japan, found out 50 of 87 green turtle’s eggs were deformed.

Normal eggs are 4 cm diameter but deformed ones are 6 cm diameter and various width. The smallest egg was only 1.5 cm diameter.

They were deposited early in the morning of 6/5/2011, in Hirano surf beach, Shimanto shi Kochi. On 6/4, the turtle came to a different beach called Futami kaigan, where it was born. However, it went back to the sea without leaving eggs and deposited eggs in Hirano surf beach, where it wasn’t born. This is unusual case for sea turtles.

Last year, sea turtles deposited eggs from 5/17~8/4 in Hirano surf beach. It was 5/22~8/4 in Futami kaigan. However, this year, they deposited eggs on 6/5 for the first time in Hirano surf beach. In Futami kaigan, they deposited eggs in 5/12 but didn’t come back until 6/3.


アカウミガメの卵、今年は変形多数 四万十市のビーチ






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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2011