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Dead Whale And “Thousands” Of Dead Fish Near Venice, Louisiana

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September 14, 2010: WWLTV.com Editors / WWLTV.com – September 13, 2010

VENICE, La. – Thousands of fish and a dead whale on Monday were found dead at the mouth of a shipping channel in Venice. Species include crabs, sting rays, eels, drum, speckled trout and red fish.

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who sent in the pictures below, said there is no testing going on to determine if it’s from the oil spill, although the northern Gulf of Mexico has suffered from a persistent dead zone of low oxygen, blamed on nutrient rich runoff from the Mississippi River.

Nungesser said this is different because usually the kills happen to only one or two species of fish. One University of Georgia scientist who found oil at the bottom of the Gulf said she hasn’t seen convincing data that connects the oil and the fish kills, but that studies need to be done to determine what’s going on.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: I think that we can all be assured by our benign US government and eco-friendly BP that nearly 5 million barrels of oil and over 2 million gallons of highly toxic Corexit illegally poured and sprayed into the Gulf of Mexico had absolutely nothing to do with this mass murder of sea life– SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Dead-whale-and-thousands-of-dead-fish-found-near-Venice-shipping-canal-102828139.html

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