We though this guy was swell.
Below the iconic Santa Monica Pier is the Santa Monica Heal the Bay Aquarium. It is a fantastic aquarium which educates and entertains which has grown and improved over the years. Every Halloween costumes are donated, faces painted and candy is given at the Aquarium and along the pier. For the past three years I’ve shared one of my new books for story time at their Halloween events. It was a great event and well attended. I always enjoy reading with the ocean mural behind me and costumed kids surrounding me. I can’t recommend the aquarium enough, they help set the record straight on the science of the sea. One of the more interesting things that have been shared virally is the radiation pollution in the sea affecting fish in the pacific ocean.
This is what they say: it is important to understand the origin of the fish you consume. Much of the fishing that took place in and around Fukushima has stopped since the disaster. Even so, a recent study from the Woods Hole Institute found that the majority of marine speciesfound in and around the Fukushima area do not contain radiation concentrations harmful for human consumption. But avoiding fish species caught in Japanese waters may be a good idea for those that have heightened concerns. We suggest that if you are worried about eating fish with elevated radioactivity, you should avoid fish coming from Japan. Fish caught off our local coastal waters as well as our northern and southern borders are safe to eat. Open ocean currents disperse radiation throughout the Pacific and will not impact local, non-migratory fish stocks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently screening all imported goods from Japanfor radiation and does not anticipate any public health effect on seafood safety. - See more at: http://www.healthebay.org/blogs-news/answers-questions-about-possible-fukushima-radiation-california#sthash.6FgsISUc.dpuf
There is much more information about the ocean and how it affects us and how we affect it.