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This BBC news article discusses the radioactive contamination found in Bluefin tuna fish,which is attributed to the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. Scientists have carried out research on fish found in the waters off San Diego, and say the evidence reminds us of how eco-regions are interconnected, despite being thousands of miles apart.

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whale breachingThe World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) aims to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms.  It currently contains information on almost 185,000 species.

You can search the WoRMS database by common or latin name.  The search results will include details of phylum, class, order and family for your species.  Depending on the information available the results may also include local names (in a variety of languages), information about distribution, and notes on diet, morphology and reproduction.  Photographs of the species are often included on the results page.

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