Massive Fish Kill in Plaquemines Parish

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Massive Fish Kill in Plaquemines Parish

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:59 pm

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/huge_fish_kill_reported_in_pla.html

Plaquemines Parish officials have asked state wildlife officials to investigate what they said is a massive fish kill at Bayou Chaland on the west side of the Mississippi River late Friday.Photographs the parish distributed of the area shows an enormous amount of dead fish floating atop the water.

The fish kill was reported to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and the cause has not yet been determined, the parish said. The fish were found in an area that has been impacted by the oil from the BP oil spill, the parish said.

The dead fish include pogies, redfish, drum, crabs, shrimp and freshwater eel, the parish said.
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Re: Massive Fish Kill in Plaquemines Parish

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:59 pm

It has been determined that the fish kills are a result of blocking shallow water from tidal movement. This happened when they were trying to protect the marshes from oil. the shallow water heats up to a point where all oxygen is removed and the fish had no where to go.
Fish kills are normal this time of year, but usually not of this size. the blockage was the cause...
And that's the update...
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