posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 10:24 PM
Just saw this story on our local news here in Houston. I am concerned that this might be mis-information or a Media cover-up, but I wanted to get some
input from everyone here first.
DICKINSON — Part of Dickinson Bayou was covered with dead fish after a massive kill. The fish are Gulf menhaden, commonly known as shad, and
there were tens of thousands floating in the bayou.
That’s not a coincidence, said Winston Denton, a biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The fish die because of a lack of oxygen. When there is an abundance of algae, as there is now, the plants produce oxygen during sunny periods. When
Saturday’s rains and clouds came, the algae shut down and the shad quickly became oxygen-starved.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
What does everyone think about this? I just want to know if there is truth to the story that fish, these "shad" in particular, can become oxygen
starved so quickly.
I also notice that in the article they quote Winston Denton “It started (last week), and on Friday, there were millions of dead fish in the water,"
yet they also quote that "When Saturday’s rains and clouds came, the algae shut down and the shad quickly became oxygen-starved."
Is this mis-information or a Media Cover-Up? Or am I just getting worried for no reason?
Edit: Forgot to add the link to the story. Galveston Daily News
edit on 7/17/2011 by
trippvail because: entered link for story