1. hemi

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  2. Jay Reynolds

    Jay Reynolds Senior Member

    Lab Number: 997431.1
    Total Aluminium g/m3 0.54 – - – -540 ug/L
    Total Arsenic g/m3 0.0021 – - – - 21 ug/L
    Total Barium g/m3 0.066 – - – - 66 ug/L
    Total Strontium g/m3 0.099 – - – 99 ug/L

    These look about average. Aluminum is the ubiquitous signal for crustal elements. This matches averages from the 60's and 70's pretty closely.

    Total Recoverable Aluminium mg/kg dry wt 13,700 – - – - 1.37 % fairly low aluminum

    Ah, I see this is a coastal location, Motueka, explains a lot about the strontium being higher than barium, strontium is slightly elevated in seawater, and marine areas have rain strongly influenced by marine aerosols.
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  3. scombrid

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    Regarding strontium in seawater. Strontium to Calcium ratios in fish otoliths is one way that biologists can infer migration timing of anadromous fish from rivers to the sea because the sea water is enriched with strontium relative to rivers. (anadromous fish lay eggs in rivers and the juveniles live for some time in the river before entering the sea). Elements present in the water are incorporated into bony structures relative to ambient concentrations so there is a distinct mark when a fish migrates from the river to the sea. Beyond that, strontium exists in rivers to varying degrees because of geology and you can infer from the amount of strontium relative to other elements from what river a fish caught at sea was hatched. This is useful to biologists when fish of a given species born from say St. Johns River Florida and the James River, Virginia etc... are mixing with fish of the same species from the Hudson, Connecticut, and so on in the ocean and they are subject to harvest together in the open ocean. It helps managers figure out which stocks are getting harvested the most. Beyond that utility, I'm just emphasizing in this thread that those elements occur in nature and are well known to scientists of multiple disciplines to the extent that biologists use the concentrations of various elements and their isotopes as natural "tags" of fish when funding is sufficient to screen for such. Chemtrail fanatics haven't demonstrated samples that exceed known concentrations.
  4. Jay Reynolds

    Jay Reynolds Senior Member

    I've noticed that usually areas nearest the sea have higher strontium, and areas nearest deserts or basins have higher barium in the rainwater because the local lithography of those areas. Marine strontium also differs from geological strontium in the ratio of its isotopes and has been used to track the source inputs of elements in soils:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=4f...v=onepage&q=vitousek strontium ratios&f=false
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