Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A View to a Kill

Large Fish Kill Reported at Mouth of Mississippi River

St. Bernard Parish authorities have reported a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, but state wildlife officials say it does not appear to be directly related to oil from the BP leak.

Randy Pausina, head fisheries biologist for the state, said Department of Wildlife and Fisheries workers are investigating the fish kill and that the initial conclusion is that it was caused by low levels of oxygen in the water.

Pausina said extreme heat can cause areas of low oxygen, especially when coupled with nutrient-rich water coming from the Mississippi River.

Does Randy know what else happens to deplete oxygen levels and kill thousands of fish? Evidently not. The answer is methane gas and Corexit 9500 in combination with crude oil, and it all came from BP, not "extreme heat" nor "nutrient-rich" water. The fish kills are happening in the Gulf of Mexico and are being seen all along the Eastern seaboard up to the fishing grounds of New England. Except that no fish or other seafood remain to be harvested. Not in the water. They're all belly-up, having been washed up on the beaches. But there's no need to worry, because BP and Soetorobama say there is no problem...

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