Radioactive particles released in the nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami were detected in giant kelp along the California coast, according to a recently published study.
Radioactive iodine was found in samples collected from beds of kelp in locations along the coast from Laguna Beach to as far north as Santa Cruz about a month after the explosion, according to the study by two marine biologists at Cal State Long Beach.
The levels, while most likely not harmful to humans, were significantly higher than measurements prior to the explosion and comparable to those found in British Columbia, Canada, and northern Washington state following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, according to the study published in March in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
The highest levels were found in Corona del Mar.
via LA Times
Here is some rare footage from 1938 of a few big swells coming into Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, CA). The long jetties at the mouth of the harbor providing smooth seas haven’t been built yet, and the waves are looking really good!
The area was known as the “Waikiki of the west coast”. The Balboa side jetty was built using a railroad to bring in rocks from inland, and is under construction when this film was made. The CDM side jetty was constructed a few years later using rocks barged over from Catalina Island.
Here are a few screenshots from the footage showing the harbor mouth without the jetties you see there today.
Thx to Ghetto Juice
Once in a lifetime comes the opportunity to own a property this magnificent. Tucked away at the end of Ocean Blvd. in charming Corona del Mar, lies a luxurious residence beyond compare.
From the street, the home is all but hidden offering complete privacy. Yet from the water one sees a spectacular retreat nestled along the natural curve of the cliff.
2495 is the only Ocean Blvd. address with a private dock, a sweeping grass yard at waters edge, & a pool overlooking the glorious harbor.
3 levels of stunning ocean-view living space include a formal living & dining room, a gracious California-style kitchen that opens onto a spacious family room & dining area, a master suite with separate office & bathroom, 3 additional bedroom suites, outdoor decks at each level & a wonderful bonus room perfect for a personal gym.
Every room of this extraordinary residence offers breathtaking views of daytime boats, late afternoon sunsets & the twinkle of evening lights on the water.
I couldn’t help myelf!
I had to look into this place. The website linked above has 10 more pictures.
The interior looks spacious but I definitely don’t like the design. It’s all about the pool, lawn, private beach, and glorious decks.
In case, you were wondering here is the location. From far away, neighborhood, to street-wise.