Bikini Atoll, the Pacific Ocean site where the United States carried out nuclear testing over 70 years ago, now has an abundant ecosystem of plant and animal life. Scientists report corals as big as cars and say it is teeming with fish such as snapper, sharks and tuna. Crabs are said to be feasting on coconuts filled with a radioactive groundwater. The researchers’ work featured in Big Pacific, a natural history TV series on PBS. The study focused on diving into a hydrogen bomb crater and investigating reports of mutant sharks which are missing their second dorsal fin.
Independent 15th July 2017 read more »