NOAA warns of sick fish with lesions and discolored skin in Gulf -- LSU scientist studying problem "very worried"


NOAA confirms sick fish in Gulf, Pensacola News Journal, May 25, 2011:

[...] for the first time [NOAA's] warning anglers that some fish are sick and may pose health problems if handled or eaten raw.

The agency is telling anglers to toss fish that have lesions, fin rot or discolored skin back into the Gulf and to be careful about handling them. [...]

Jim Cowan Jr., a Louisiana State University Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences scientist studying the sick fish:

  • For months, fishermen and scientists have been finding sick fish from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Panama City.
  • Lesions on red snapper found within 20 miles of Orange Beach, Alabama were infected with the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Photobacterium damselae. Photobacterium damselae could be responsible for a massive fish loss and can pose serious health problems for humans.
  • "I'm very worried because I've talked to both commercial and recreational fishermen who have been in the business 30 to 40 years and no one has seen anything like this."

62 comments to NOAA warns of sick fish with lesions and discolored skin in Gulf -- LSU scientist studying problem "very worried"

  • xdrfox

    Dangerous Amounts of Radioactive Material in the Gulf, Dr. Busby warns, SHOCKING REPORT
    http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/602/820/

  • beachbum

    Thank you, xdrfox, for the pointer to draw attention to the fact that the BP Oil Spill Disaster is bad enough, especially with the Corexit involved, but to add radiation to the mix is almost too much to ignore. Yet, your local TV, radio, and newspapers have done a better job of it than actually reporting it. Even the Cannes Film Festival surprise "The Big Fix" reveals the coverup perpetrated by The Powers That Were.
    Peace out!

  • This transparent fish is one amazing creature. When it was discovered, it made a storm in the science world. At this is what we were told in school :)

  • Your addendum of the Mike Schneider article is Good
    as well as depressing in that he must use legal-protection
    verbiage, “COULD have contributed to calves dying…” and
    “MAY have disrupted the Food Chain….”.

  • I want to say thank you a whole lot for the job you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same effective job by you down the road also.

  • I’ve seen to both commercial and recreational fishermen who have been in the business 30 to 40 years and no one has seen anything like this.

  • beachbum

    I see there are no new reports from fishermen of sick fish, so the fish have been returned back to good health. Thank you, BP! And the waterfowl are doing fine, too. And just look at the people in the water all summer long. Anybody sick? Haven't heard a word, have you? So, BP, we congratulate you on your job well done. Now, we can go after those other oil wells still leaking. Must be them doing all the damage.
    Peace out!

  • Seen a few fish jumpin comeing in with the tide on the Halifax, but all the other normal life in the river that I used to see is no more, shell fish of all types and oyster beds are gone !

    : |

  • beachbum

    Again, we will see the long term damage to a fragile ecosystem. This has happened with Exxon and that mess is still having repercussions.
    Peace out!

  • beachbum

    We love someone with greed who posts into these places, guaranteed we won't buy your products. Low energy vibrators with worldly goals and secular thinking. Perfect specimens for what is coming.
    Peace out!

  • beachbum

    Isn't it just like someone with greed to posts into these places, guaranteed we won't buy your products. Low energy vibrators with worldly goals and secular thinking. Perfect specimens for what is coming.
    Peace out!

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