Starfish kill in Barataria Bay occurred just days before massive fishkill — In same area


Starfish kill from April 27 (AP)

The recent massive fishkill in Plaquemines Parish "came several days after the discovery of starfish kill in nearby Barataria Bay," WWL reported yesterday.

Just one week after the intial blowout on April 27, "Dead starfish washed ashore on the Chandeleur Islands off the Southeastern coast of Louisiana, home of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge," PBS reported. Oxygen depletion?

8 comments to Starfish kill in Barataria Bay occurred just days before massive fishkill — In same area

  • SK

    What amazes me is how people can consider the BP oil spill and these fill kills to be separate incidents. Is it just me, or is it impossible to believe that these large fish kills just might be a direct result of the large volumes of oil, chemicals, and methane that have escaped and been sprayed into the Gulf? Why these news reports would even try to separate the two things is what is UNbelievable.

  • Al

    SK-
    I agree with you. I think there are people who want to know the truth and then there's everybody else. I can't believe a lot these days. It's infuriating. Back in mid-July I was trying to tell anyone who would listen to me what was going on, I would beg them to go look for themselves, I even challenged them to do some research and prove me wrong. They just aren't interested in the truth. It's scary. I wish I could move away from the area.

  • RS

    I cannot belive MANY things about this oil spill! This is just one in a long line.
    First, where's HOLLYWOOD? Where's the benefits to raise money for the Gulf Coast residents? Why isn't anyone giving concerts, setting up charities, just spreading the word???
    Second - Where's all the ENVIRONMENTALIST?
    Why aren't there numerous agencies doing test and providing data? It's as if this never happened!
    And last but not least where are our Government Agencies/Watchdogs? I hhaven't seen even one story until this event since BP "supposedly" capped the well!
    Katrina was a nightmare that is still playing out to be sure. But at least we got involved at some point! I'm sure all the "displaced" people don't agree but New Orleans is coming back.
    This is being ignored and swept under the rug! This is the single worst environmental disaster during my lifetime and probably most of yours!
    I cannot beleive it!
    Thank goodness someone at least has a place for concerned people to vent!

  • Daniel Hughes

    RS,

    That's a good question. It is my opinion that corruption is so complete throughout the government-media-corporate complex that none of these groups or individuals will say ANYTHING unless their puppet-masters allow them (which they won't). It seems that everyone has a price for their soul - except for sites like this one and the courageous local journalists and independent you-tubers who are rapidly replacing the MSM as the purveyors of reliable, honest journalism.

  • dan

    RE:
    Daniel Hughes
    September 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    RS,

    That’s a good question. It is my opinion that corruption is so complete throughout the government-media-corporate complex that none of these groups or individuals will say ANYTHING unless their puppet-masters allow them (which they won’t).

    I agree completely

    To me it shows how corporations have usurped power from the masses, all because of their greed and that of our politicians

    although doesnt that reflect on our society as a whole?

    Media especially...morals seem meaningless

    We shouldnt isolate ourselves from blame though...we buy the goods, we elect the officials

  • dan

    The most maddening thing is how stupid they take us for...

    and get away with it

  • recycle

    Thank you for writing about this. Something else that might interest you is this fundraising concert event for the victims of the oil spill in Venice, Louisiana called Venice for Venice. Check out the details here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDz6JM35Ijo. You may also watch the live streaming of the event here: http://greenopolis.com/live/veniceforvenice.

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