Ocean Radiation Monitoring Project
A current major undertaking is our Citizen Science Ocean Radiation Monitoring Project.
We have been involved in a variety of radiation monitoring activities since the Great Eastern Earthquake and Tsunami on 3/11/11.
Currently we are sampling Pacific Ocean Water and Sea Life for radionuclides.
If you have a sample you would like to contribute, please read our guidelines
You can contact us here
. We are calibrating our lab and will soon be reporting on our activities. You can follow us on Facebook: The Whalesong Project
Please contribute to help us improve our lab and keep our testing program going:
People can make a difference
Species and ecosystems can be saved. The Humpback Whales are living proof of that. They have come back from the brink of extinction, thanks to international cooperation. If people are inspired to care and cooperate for the well being of the planet, then there is hope. When Dr. Roger Payne published the first recordings of the Songs of the Humpback Whales, it inspired the movement to protect them. In the year 2000, Whalesong Project volunteers adopted new technologies to, for the first time, bring the songs directly to homes and classrooms throughout the world, in real time. We heard from thousands of people that were inspired. Our project is grassroots, low budget, all volunteer, a labor of love. We webcast the live mysterious songs of the whales for most of 15 seasons. Recently circumstances prevent us having our buoy in the ocean. To all of you who have supported the project and look forward to the songs each year, we ask for your patience while we get our logistics sorted out. Our focus this season is radiation from Fukushima Daiichi. How rapidly is it moving and how dilute will it be when it eventually reaches Hawaiʻi and other Pacific Rim countries? Is it concentrating in the fish, seaweed, Whales and other sea life? We are working in a cooperative alliance to build a lab – and also participating in other projects to document what is happening. Stay tuned for reports.