Something Alive Found in Japan

03.23.11 Bucky Turco

Nuclear reactors at Fukushima are still way unstable, radiation has contaminated Tokyo’s water supply making it unsafe for babies, and the death toll in Japan continues to rise, but not all is bad in the Land of the Rising Sun. A baby dolphin was rescued reports Reuters or for the more anally aquatic among you, a “porpoise,” according to the Australia’s Herald Sun.

The poor mammal was carried more than 1 mile inland by a quake-induced tsunami and deposited into a rice field. A pet shop owner drove the sea creature back to the Pacific and tossed it in.

He’s not sure if it will survive, but that’s not the point, telling a local newspaper: “I don’t know if it will live, but it’s certainly a lot better than dying in a rice paddy.” Co-signed!