Thursday, August 26, 2010

A View to a Fish Kill

Massive Fish Kills Continue to Spread

"By our estimates there were thousands - and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 - dead fish," St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro told reporters. "Different species were found dead, including crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout, red fish, you name it, included in that kill."

The next day, a thick, orange substance with tar balls and a "strong diesel smell" was discovered around Grassy Island, near the fish kill, according to a news release.

Taffaro admitted that there was oil in the area, but cautioned against assuming it was the cause of the fish kill. . .

But Dr. Cake, along with commercial fishermen and Gulf Coast environmentalists, are drawing direct parallels to BP's oil disaster and the use of toxic dispersants as the likely cause of the increased numbers of fish kills they are witnessing.

"There are several parallels to the spill," Dr. Cake added. "We have evidence from fisherman operating in the VOO [Vessels of Opportunity] fleet and fishermen in the area who observed the spraying of dispersants by both aircraft and vessels in the immediate vicinity of the fish kills. Therein lies one triggering mechanism."

He said another factor is that dispersed oil "provides nutrients for phytoplankton, and this may have triggered a bloom of plankton, otherwise known as a red tide, and you would then have a fish kill from the red tide organisms. I understand that the phytoplankton out there is causing fish kills, but still the triggering mechanism is the presence of the oil and dispersants."

I told you this would happen. The scientists who have been bought off by BP claim that it is natural hypoxia, or lack of oxygen in the water, that is causing the fish kills being reported all over the Gulf Coast and along Eastern seaboard up to New England. It is not. The honest scientists know why there is not enough oxygen in the water to sustain life -- BP's massive use of Corexit and its reactions will the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil and hundreds of millions of cubic feet of methane released. And more and more people are being sickened by the poisons, more plants are being literally eaten through by the toxic rain. But BP says nothing ever happened, and Barry and Michelle Soetorobama are on another vacation, feasting on Maine lobster before the oil and dispersant make it up to Maine, killing the lobsters. The whole lot of them are disgusting criminals who should be in prison.

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