posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 11:46 PM
Well, I just got back from two weeks on Manasota Key (between Sarasota and Ft. Myers on the Gulf Coast of Florida), and the Gulf was literally TEEMING
with fish. So much so that at high tide the small ones would get chased by bigger fish up into the waves at the shoreline and become beached when the
tide went out going. I observed a LOT of fish both in temporary tidal pools and those that died when those tidal pools went dry at low tide. I saw
NOTHING unhealthy or unusual with any of the fish I saw. The birds were fat and happy feeding on all the fish and none of them looked in the least
bid unhealthy neither.
Matter of fact, I went into the water myself several times over those two weeks and observed schools of fish in great abundance while snorkeling.
This is the first time I have stuck even a toe in the Gulf of Mexico since the "spill" took place. So yes, I have now had Gulf of Mexico water up
into my sinuses, in my ears, swallowed my fair share of it, and had my entire body immersed in the water for hours at a time.
So far, I feel just FINE. Everyone we saw on the beach appeared to be just FINE.
Heck, I like a conspiracy theory just as much as the next guy, but quite honestly, I think the gloom and doom over the Gulf of Mexico is pretty much
played out by now. In my opinion, the "wolf" that everyone has been crying about being there just isn't so....... And until I see firsthand
evidence to change my opinion, I believe all unsubstantiated claims to the contrary just need to be taken with a very large helping of salt.