Bikini Atoll's Nuked Coral Reef Bounces Back to Life

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351767,00.html

     
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    Moral of the story is to nuke all atolls with coral on them?? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :cool: :cool:
     
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    Only 50 years, huh? I guess in the overall scheme of things that's pretty quick.
     
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    Is it really so suprising to find out that something is "growing" where there was once nuclear radiation. Before you know it, the coral will be abnormally large, deformed, and glowing. j/k
     
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    Granny thinks coral is like a canary inna coal mine...
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    Coral reefs head for 'knock-out punch'
    4 January 2018 - Repeat bouts of warmer seawater are posing a significant challenge to the world's tropical corals.
     
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    Only 50 years later..... but hey, it might show what happens when humans are not allowed somewhere.
     
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    Just because the coral polyps are the size of dinner plates and the "large tree-like branching coral formations" were trying to grab the divers, no need to panic.
     
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    So, is the moral of this piece that we just as well go ahead and have a nuclear war? That everything will be hunky dory fifty years later?
     
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    Who is digging this crap from the trash bins?
     
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    Same is true of Chernobyl.

    The Earth gets over stuff.

    But it takes time. This is called half-lives.
     
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