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Greenpeace scientist Dr. Rianne Teule measures radioactive levels of a device from the nearby Tuwaitha nuclear facility. The device, abandoned on a roadside, contains yellow powder that is 1000 times background levels of radiation.

 

We are calling for a full assessment of the situation at Tuwaitha and other nuclear sites in Iraq. Find out what we discovered on our trip in June and July 2003.

One member of the Iraq team writes, "How do you tell someone they can't stay in their own home anymore? How do you look someone in the eye when you know that what little they have, they should abandon, even though they have nowhere else to go? We had to do that today. Another day looking for nightmares, another day finding them..."

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Underwater view of Sei whale & calf.

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Underwater view of Sei whale & calf.

Bowhead whale, surfacing

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Bowhead whale, surfacing

Transparent squid

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As juveniles, transparent squid live in the upper ocean. However, as adults they live in much deeper water. Sperm whales and other marine mammals dive down to feed upon these and other oceanic squid - in fact, deep-living squid are the sperm...

As juveniles

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As juveniles, transparent squid live in the upper ocean. However, as adults they live in much deeper water.

The giant squid is the world's largest invertebrate

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The giant squid is the world's largest invertebrate. Rarely seen, the largest specimen ever recorded was 18 meters (59 feet) long.

The monkfish is also known as the goosefish

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The monkfish is also known as the goosefish, anglerfish, or allmouth.

Black corals are actually brilliantly coloured

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Black corals are actually brilliantly coloured when alive: only their skeletons are black.

The Ghost Shark isn't actually a shark

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The Ghost Shark isn't actually a shark, but is closely related. It lives in waters between 200 and 1200 meters in depth.

Desmophyllum dianthus looks like the filamented

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Desmophyllum dianthus looks like the filamented underside of a mushroom. The closest they reach the sea surface is in Fiordland at around 30m but more commonly grow in depths of 200m and down to 1500m. The golden coral is restricted almost...

The spiny seahorse.

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The spiny seahorse.

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