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Fish kill covers shore in Gulfport near Jones Park

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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Maybe this ain't related to the oil spill... but I bet it is.

Fish kill covers shore in Gulfport near Jones Park

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Something besides oil washed ashore along a section of beach in Gulfport. Construction workers at Jones Park called WLOX Monday morning with news about a fish kill.

You could smell the problem before seeing it. Dead menhaden, or pogeys, washed ashore along the beach.

The large fish kill created quite a mess. Piles of the small, silvery fish cover much of the shoreline just east of Jones Park from 15th Avenue to Moses Pier.

While many laid baking in the late morning sun, others were pushed ashore by the gentle surf.

It might make sense to blame the oil spill for the fish kill or at least consider oil or dispersants in the water for the death of these pogeys. But Harrison County's sand beach director, isn't so sure.

"Probably a red tide. It's possible it could be something oil related. It's hard to say right now. DMR is going to send personnel out here to make that determination and it's important. If it's oil related, then the contractor for BP would be responsible for picking it up. If it's not, then we'll dispatch a county crew down here to get it," said Bobby Weaver.

Dead menhaden have washed ashore on Harrison County's beach in recent years. But those kills were during fishing season, when nets were torn on a pogey boat. Right now, fishing is closed because of the oil.

So they don't know for sure. Will we ever know?




posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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Seeing that amount of fish on the shoreline, Im guessing it is the spill related. There is no way the media would actually give it the honest credit to what it really is



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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They were taken to a landfill!, shouldnt they have been burned?. Now birds will eat these from the land fill, and this will happen again.



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by Catch_a_Fire
They were taken to a landfill!, shouldnt they have been burned?. Now birds will eat these from the land fill, and this will happen again.



Catch-a-Fire you made a great point there!

I can't believe they didn't take that into consideration



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by sweetliberty

Originally posted by Catch_a_Fire
They were taken to a landfill!, shouldnt they have been burned?. Now birds will eat these from the land fill, and this will happen again.



Catch-a-Fire you made a great point there!

I can't believe they didn't take that into consideration






Huh...
They didn't take it into consideration?
Or...did they...



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