What is going on?Although not similar at all, experts believe they share one important commonality: they both come from the waters near the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Futaba District of Japan. Scientists believe that following the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant an unknown number of sea creatures suffered genetic mutations that triggered uncontrolled growth – or “radioactive gigantism.” Unfortunately, this cadre of mutant giants seems to be drifting towards the continental U.S.
What is radioactive gigantism?Although not yet well understood, radioactive gigantism is said to result when radiation causes changes to the growth regulating portions of the DNA of affected organisms. When growth regulators fail to control cellular growth, an organism may reach many times its regular body size.
Are giant sea creatures really a threat for those on land?Take Jaws but make him the size of a Manhattan skyscraper. Scientists think that gigantism might distort seacreatures’ navigational systems. Residents are anxious now that a second creature has surfaced. - Read More of the Article Here.