Fish Deaths, Fishy Explanations, Discover Magazine, October 12, 2010:
A statement issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries released the day after the fish kill stated the fish died from low oxygen levels and was not caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
P.J. Hahn, the Director of the Coastal Zone Management Department, points out the the LDWF came to that conclusion without taking any water or fish samples of the area.
P.J. Hahn: “We had three fish kills in eight days, all in areas that were heavily oiled during the Deep Horizon Oil spill... All kills covered areas approximately two square miles in size. I collected water and fish samples and turned them over to our DA’s office. Early independent testing results show the fish have oil in their gills and liver. Now a more detail testing will indicate the fingerprint of the oil to see if it matches the BP Deep Horizons oil.”
- STILL NO TESTS: State agency could not find “viable samples” from massive fishkills… because fish produce “oil of their own” and could be contaminated — Low oxygen blamed
- State officials did NO TESTING on ANY dead fish from the FOUR major kills near oil-impacted areas — Because they “didn’t see any oil related pollution” (VIDEO)
- “MILLIONS”: Fishermen and local officials get real over fish kills (Compilation Video)