Decline in intertidal biota after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster: field observations.

@article{Horiguchi2016DeclineII,
  title={Decline in intertidal biota after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster: field observations.},
  author={Toshihiro Horiguchi and Hiroshi Yoshii and Satoshi Mizuno and Hiroaki Shiraishi},
  journal={Scientific reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={20416}
}
In 2011, 2012, and 2013, in the intertidal zones of eastern Japan, we investigated the ecological effects of the severe accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that accompanied the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The number of intertidal species decreased significantly with decreasing distance from the power plant, and no rock shell (Thais clavigera) specimens were collected near the plant, from Hirono to Futaba Beach (a distance of approximately 30 km) in 2012. The… CONTINUE READING

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