UPDATED PHOTOS HERE: NEW photos from LATEST fishkill (Bay Joe Wise) — Worker holding stingray (PHOTOS)
Another huge fish kill hits lower Plaquemines, Associated Press, September 16, 2010 10:04 p.m. EDT:
P.J. Hahn, director of Coastal Zone Management for [Plaquemines] parish, says he and others were out on a boat Thursday behind the barrier island of Bay Joe Wise when they saw a huge fish kill that spanned at least a quarter-square mile in an area that was impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Hahn says the dead fish included sting rays, menhaden, catfish, speckled trout and redfish. It's the second large fish kill in the parish. Last week, thousands of fish were found floating in Bayou Chaland. ...
Hahn's calling for more testing of the area to determine whether oil is responsible for the latest kill.
Newly Impacted Areas: Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, September 14, 2010:
Sighting: Emulsified oil and tar balls impacting the shore on the SE side of Bay Joe Wise .9 miles W of Bastian Island.
Dead pogies float in fish kill in pass (PHOTOS), Patrick Semansky for Associated Press, September 16, 2010 at 7:27 p.m. EDT:
[F]ish kill in a pass near Bay Joe Wise on the Louisiana coast, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.
It is the second fish kill discovered in lower Plaquemines Parish in the past week... local officials believe the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be a factor.