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Old 06-12-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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i heard this from a friend of a friend from somebody thats working for the oil clean up crew. they said that bp told them to keep this to themselves,but they are finding all kinds of dead fish washing up...." tarpon,kings,snapper, and a ton of smaller fish...i dont know if i believe this,maybe dont want to believe,but just want to know if anybody else has heard of this?
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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Where were they washing up? What area??
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #3
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I have been in the oil for 3 weeks and have seen one dead fish, it was a redfish in pcola pass yesterday full of air belly up and dying, obviously caught and released...Have seen hardtails, flyers, mahi offshore last week (80 miles) busting up bait in the oil, landing in it etc...no dead ones and none were coated. Scooped up a plate sized piece of oil yesterday in some sargasm of Johnsons beach and it started wiggling, was a very lively tripletail that was released.

Marine mammals, birds and other wildlife are the ones in jeopardy....No dead fish in 20 days I have been in the oil.


Edit: That said I have seen tiny schools of minnows in it, but the long term exposure effects may be the issue and yet to be known. The eggs could be affected and we could lose a years spawn at least and the habitat/ecosystem are all way more important than any dead fish found...lose that and it is history.
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