Is BP Oil Spill to Blame for Massive Louisiana Fish Kill?

September 15, 2010

(ChattahBox US News)—Two massive fish kills in two months in Gulf Coast states, has residents wondering if the BP oil spill is to blame. Shocking photos depict an entire Louisiana waterway clogged with thousands of dead fish, including a dead whale. From a distance, the waterway appears to be a packed gravel road.

After millions of gallons of oil and chemical dispersants were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are questioning whether the increase in oil-devouring microbes are depleting the waters of oxygen and causing additional dead zones.

Last month, a large fish kill was discovered in Mississippi. It’s not known if the kill can be blamed on the BP oil disaster, but “the next day, tar balls and an orange colored substance, with a “strong diesel smell” were found nearby, on Grassy Island.

Although dead zones and fish kills are a common occurrence in the steamy heat of Louisiana with nutrient-rich waters, this new fish kill has residents worried. Why? Because most fish kills affect just one type of fish, but not this time. This fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River, contains multiple dead species, including eel, crab and a whale.

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser is calling for an investigation.

Photo Source: Plaquemines Parish government.


7 Responses to “Is BP Oil Spill to Blame for Massive Louisiana Fish Kill?”

  1. Alex on September 16th, 2010 11:13 am

    It’s obviously clear to me that these fish kills have been caused by the events and now aftermath of the BP oil spill. The spill still hasn’t been cleaned up at all in my opinion, by simple pouring thousand of gallons of dispersants on the gulf the oil has just been broken up into it’s individual elements where it has then just floated to the seabed where wildlife is now consuming it as it is everywhere. America has done a good job of making the gulf look nice and pretty again so that everyone believes that it is cleaned up and so that their industries pick up again. It’s pretty sad that America has chosen to take an easy way out to cover the problem and make it look “all good” and at the price of a large ecosystem. There were environmentally friendly solutions that were presented to clean up the oil spill but no one listened, now we pay the price. No one has any idea of what the dispersants will do in the ling run, and yet they still used them. I believe the effects of these events will last much longer than we think or at least than they are telling us. The worst isn’t over yet, these fish kills are just the beginning of what is yet to come. There is one thing that is for sure, I will not be eating any fish out of the gulf for at least 20 years.

  2. bjames on September 16th, 2010 2:19 pm
  3. reno fickler on September 16th, 2010 11:06 pm

    NO, NO, those were bad fish. Obama said they were infidels and had to die.
    So He let the oil spew forth and purify the sea.
    And from hence forth God will simply be known by his initials—— BP.

  4. Aaron on September 19th, 2010 11:08 am

    ■reno fickler Are you retarded why are you talking about Obama here. Back to point please. These fish kills are a big deal. And I agree with Alex. Bad news bears all around.

  5. Rob on September 29th, 2010 6:09 pm

    Seriously! A Dead Whale! Whales DO NOT have gills. Low oxygen in the water will NOT kill a whale. They breath air!!!!! Wake up. How come no one is talking about that. All you hear is low oxygen in water no oxygen in water. Whales do not get oxygen from water. So if there is a dead whale it is NOT from low oxygen in the water. WTF!?!?!?!?!!?

  6. glenn wilkinson on October 29th, 2010 6:13 am

    I have worked since 2000 to stop the red tide in the gulf COAST German nuker scientist along with the texas parks and wildlife department and drmo in mobile al. drmo is the goverment agetcy that got rid of agent orange which most was resold in texas a generic non-selective weed killer for 5 dollars a fifty gallon drum.
    since the cold war ended in the late seventys drmo has been taking anthrax the the product that grows the anthrax and making a run between corpus christi texas and moblie dumping it randomly causing the red tide got them to quit in may of 3006 but they then ran a test for 12 month to show everybody that they could cause red tide thus inventing a weapon of mass detruction halberton was in charge of getting rid of agent orange and so halberton can get this mose’s first plauge wmd so they do not have to pay for the fish
    the moses first plauge test was run jan-2009 jan- 2010 by meridth byrd tpwd the one that won a trophy in 2006 for inventing a test to detect red tide but when filed for proof the she invented the test tpwd open record department can not give information or witnness to prove anything. these germans also made other bie-warfare agents and were at kelly afb and medina annax in which there were an anthrax production lab also they contmaintated a cow in which iames got the sample for his anthrax so these germans set him up using the drmo in the town that the letters were mailed from so watch out for barges being loaded out of the four areas moblil, biloxi, houston. corpus christi, that could be carring that toxic waste that can set off a red tide outbreak drmo halberton deer park all the same
    the german nuke scietist were the one that murdered 500 pow’s setting them next to a dirty bomb and murdered us by making agent orange also best friends with cheny and alvin r young

  7. glenn wilkinson on November 4th, 2010 9:27 am

    If you compare the red tide outbreak that is on the texas parks and wildlife departments web site of the outbreak and conpare this outbreak you will see a match almost to the day the germans and halbertons super growth food that they used to produce the cia’s anthrax program at medina base lackland in san antoino will cause massave growth in any algie that come in contact with it you will have a third fish kill in the same time frame as the 12 month outbreak of red tide in corpus christi texas jan-2009-2010 so your area will have fish kills contantly until all the fish are dead

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