Thousands of dead fish reported at mouth of Mississippi

Aug 24, 2010
Waves wash oil onto the beach in May 2010 near the south pass of the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River, prompting authorities to check whether oil was the cause of mass death, local media reports said Monday.

Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River, prompting authorities to check whether oil was the cause of mass death, local media reports said Monday.

The were found Sunday floating on the surface of the water and collected in booms that had been deployed to contain oil that leaked from the BP spill in the , the Times-Picayune reported.

"By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish," St Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro was quoted as saying in a statement.

He said crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout and red fish were among the species that turned up dead.

Taffaro said there was some recoverable oil in the area, and officials from the state's wildlife and fisheries division were sampling the water.

But he added, "We don't want to jump to any conclusions because we've had some oxygen issues by the Bayou La Loutre Dam from time to time."

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gunslingor1
3.8 / 5 (4) Aug 24, 2010
But fish is safe to eat, Bon appetit!

No, seriously though, fish was unsafe to eat long before this spill... anytime in the last 30 years, if you eat fish for every meal, your life expectancy falls by 30 years! Mercury is extremely toxic and it falls to the oceans from our coal plants. Pregnant wemon are told to only eat fish once a week at most now. Of course, still, even this is to mitigate any acute effects from mercury poisoning. Long term, cumulative, or suttle effects (such as ADD, autism spectrum disorders, and a lot of others) are not considered because they are much harder to prove in court.

"But he added, "We don't want to jump to any conclusions because we've had some oxygen issues by the Bayou La Loutre Dam from time to time.""
-Oxygen issues are caused by oil and other contaminents. If it didn't come from the deepwater horizon spill. it still came from somewhere, probably upstream in the river. lots and lots of coal plant. The kingston ash spill river drains here.
Caliban
2.3 / 5 (3) Aug 24, 2010
Ut Oh, Im guessing BP will get the blame for this.

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If the "Soo" fits...Spam it! Double-pun intended.

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gunslingor1
Aug 24, 2010
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Caliban
3 / 5 (4) Aug 24, 2010
I dont get it.


Regarding the comment: "Ut Oh, Im guessing BP will get the blame for this."

--> "if the shoe fits -wear it!

Regarding the poster, "SooBing", and subtended spam link: If the "Soo fits...Spam it!

No doubt this will get removed by moderator, but, hey- I thought it was good fun!

Now -where's my Five?

gunslingor1
5 / 5 (1) Aug 24, 2010
Guess I'm unfamiliar with the poster "SooBing". Anyway VIRTUAL FIVE for effert.
retrosurf
5 / 5 (1) Aug 25, 2010
That's just a jubilee, like in Mobile Bay. It's natural!

It has nothing to do with two hundred million gallons of light, sweet crude emulsified into a delicious soup in the Gulf of Mexico.
gunslingor1
Aug 25, 2010
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