Bikini island today

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The former island paradise of Bikini Atoll is slowing blooming back to life, 70 years after the United States dropped 23 nuclear bombs on it, including a device in that was 1,times larger than the Hiroshima atom bomb. A team of scientists from Stanford University have been surprised to discover an abundance of marine life apparently thriving in the crater of Bikini Atoll, which was declared a nuclear wasteland after the bombings, with its inhabitants relocated to other islands. Animals studied by scientists in and around the Chernobyl blast showed deformities and mutations, but the Stanford teams initial research suggest the marine life in Bikini may have fared significantly better. Palumbi said to the naked eye the crabs, fish and coral of Bikini Atoll look perfectly normal and healthy, and some of the coral has been around for decades — with evidence it may have begun growing as soon as 10 years after the last bombs were dropped. In a strange way they are protected by the history of this place, the fish populations are better than in some other places because they have been left alone, the sharks are more abundant and the coral are big.

Bikini Atoll Today

Bikini Atoll - Wikipedia

Radioactive fallout has affected the geology of the area, as well as made the area unsafe for human resettlement. Huge swaths of coral reef, plants, land, and three of the 23 original islands within Bikini Atoll have been obliterated as a result of the nuclear bombs detonated in the region. Bokonijien, Aerokojlol, and Nam were vaporized during the testing. To this day, any food grown in the contaminated soil is hazardous. Consuming fruits and vegetables grown on the atoll will result in radiation exposure.

'Quite odd': coral and fish thrive on Bikini Atoll 70 years after nuclear tests

After the Second World War , the atoll's inhabitants were relocated in , after which the islands and lagoon were the site of 23 nuclear tests by the United States until Three families were resettled on Bikini island in , totaling about residents. But scientists found dangerously high levels of strontium in well water in May , and the residents were carrying abnormally high concentrations of caesium in their bodies. They were evacuated in
Bikini is an atoll in the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands. The land area consists of 36 islets with a combined area of about 2 square miles on a reef that is 25 miles long. Bikini Atoll is one of two sites in the northern Marshall Islands used by the United States for testing of atmospheric nuclear weapons.