Nuked coral reef at Bikini Atoll bounces back - but don't eat the coconuts

Apr 14, 2008 Full story: environment.newscientist.com 13
Three islands of Bikini Atoll were vapourised by the Bravo hydrogen bomb in 1954, which shook islands 200 kilometres away. Instead of finding a bare underwater moonscape, ecologists who have dived it have given the 2-kilometre-wide crater a clean bill of health. Full Story
a patriot

Pineville, NC

#1 Apr 14, 2008
I am inclined to think that 50+ years later for a recovery does not qualify as "bouncing" back....

“The Penguin Cometh.”

Since: Dec 06

Antarctica

#2 Apr 14, 2008
Great fishing and glow-in-the-dark coconuts to light the way.

Um, okay, maybe not...
Adrian in Tacoma

Seattle, WA

#3 Apr 14, 2008
Go have Dick & Dubya put their presidential libraries over there, or Haliburton Pacific Isles...(wink)
ANARCHIST

Quitman, AR

#4 Apr 14, 2008
SOME LAND DEVELOPER WILL PROBABLY GET THE IDEA TO PUT CONDOS AND RESORTS THERE BEFORE TOO LONG. JUST PICTURE THE GLOWING SUNSET, OR, IS THAT THE BACKGROUND RADITATION GLOWING?
leo55

Spartanburg, SC

#5 Apr 14, 2008
and what's your point????
The truth be known

Fayetteville, NC

#6 Apr 14, 2008
With half lifes of thousands of years......Yeah right.......

SOUNDS LIKE AN IDEAL PLACE FOR OBAMY SALAMI AND DEEP DIKE CLINTON TO START A NEW FAMILY OF GLOWING COMMUNISTS!!
Johnson

Chicago, IL

#7 Apr 14, 2008
Hydrogen bombs are supposed to be clean nukes.Fission bombs are the ones with the bad fallout.
Johnson

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 14, 2008
Adrian in Tacoma wrote:
Go have Dick & Dubya put their presidential libraries over there, or Haliburton Pacific Isles...(wink)
You mean on a nucular test site?
Bikkhu

Prague, Czech Republic

#9 Apr 14, 2008
I see everybody is an nuclear expert here :-))
If you see "glowing" radiation, you're dead in 1-2 hours.(except you watching "The Simpsons", which is quite safer :-))

“The Penguin Cometh.”

Since: Dec 06

Antarctica

#10 Apr 15, 2008
Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>You mean on a nucular test site?
Ouch!!!

I want to slap him every time he says that. Every time. Just a quick, hard slap. I wouldn't go so far as to electrify sensitive bits like some people I know have suggested.

Although...

“The Penguin Cometh.”

Since: Dec 06

Antarctica

#11 Apr 15, 2008
Bikkhu wrote:
I see everybody is an nuclear expert here :-))
If you see "glowing" radiation, you're dead in 1-2 hours.(except you watching "The Simpsons", which is quite safer :-))
1) You really are humor impaired. Sorry about that.

2) The joke goes back to the watches that were sold here in the states in the late 1960's with a small amount of glowing radioactive material on the faces. None of us died within minutes of looking at them.

Yes, I know, if the landscape is glowing that's a whole different thing. But - as long as it isn't actually happening to you - it's funny.

"Glow-in-the-dark coconuts. With natural anti-biotic properties.*Nothing* inside you lives when you eat 'em."

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#13 Apr 15, 2008
It sounded like someone said that nuclear weapons actually helped the enviroment.

“The Penguin Cometh.”

Since: Dec 06

Antarctica

#14 Apr 15, 2008
tina anne wrote:
It sounded like someone said that nuclear weapons actually helped the enviroment.
Well, you know, in a twisted sense they improved things for the reef. Nobody wanted to visit the area because of the residual radiation, so the reef got left alone and grew well.

Nevermind, of course, that the reef was trashed by first. By the same bombs which caused the residual radiation.

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