Not BP? Hundreds of dead fish & crabs wash up just before FL Seafood Fest; Fishermen ask DISPERSANTS? Officials blame OXYGEN levels


PSJ Officials Reopen Boat Ramp amidst Fish Kill, The Star, August 6, 2010:

[F]ollowing an unexplained fish kill in St. Joseph’s Bay... Officials called the emergency meeting at the park to address concerns about rumors of large oil sheens sighted off St Joseph's Bay, and whether there was any correlation with a fish kill in the same vicinity.

[D]ead fish and crabs began washing up along the shoreline by the hundreds. In addition, anonymous reports started coming in of a brown sludgy material sighted six miles offshore [Feds now say seaweed]...

Officials believe that initial signs are not pointing to red tide as the cause of the fish kill... Several residents who said they had long fished the water questioned whether the fish kill may be related to dispersants in the water... Officials said the upcoming fish and water testing may be unable to determine if dispersants were related to the fish kill.

Read the full article here: http://www.starfl.com/news/fish-21360-ramp-officials.html


Dead fish cleaned up; festival will go on, News Herald, August 6, 2010:

[T]he fish kill was detected in St. Joseph’s Bay... just before the city’s 14th annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival gets underway. ...

Port St. Joe Public Works Director John Grantland said... “All signs point to a lack of oxygen in the water being the cause.” ...

The U.S. Coast Guard and FWC...  reported no connection [to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill]...

A cleaning crew, consisting partially of inmates, was sweeping up the fish... “We’re trying to cut down on the odor,” Grantland said.

Read the full article here: http://www.newsherald.com/news/fish-85939-ramp-officials.html

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