“The small shrimp seem to have disappeared” says shrimper

Will oil bring death to Gulf’s rich web of life?, Sarasota Herald Tribune, November 7, 2010:

“They say it’s going to kill the crop. After they lay the eggs it’s going to kill them,” [Johnny Bourgeois Jr. of Venice, LA] said. His boat has been mostly idle since he bought it in May, following a bumper harvest. …

“I’m worried about the future, what’s going to happen later,” [Johnny Bourgeois Sr. of Venice, LA] said. He fears that the adult shrimp this year will not spawn again, a serious problem for a creature with a life span of roughly 12 months. Meanwhile, the small shrimp seem to have disappeared.

“It’s all big shrimp,” Bourgeois said.

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