Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dead fish on Jersey Shore

They came out of nowhere, thousands of dead, small bait fish washed up on Cape May in New Jersey overnight. No one knows what killed them but they're at the bottom of the food chain.

They've ruled out red tide and are looking at oxygen levels, but I'm willing to bet it was the allegedly disappeared Corexit/oil mix from the Gulf, which is much more toxic than either substance alone. The dispersant made the oil invisible so BP could lowball the spill, but the poison is still out there.

Lost the link to the video when my computer just crashed, but the local resident said the seagulls won't touch them. They know.

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Blogger (O)CT(O)PUS said...

Seagulls are smart. They know when to avoid Republicans.

8:51:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Octopus. But seriously, I find this very scary. They're killing the oceans.

10:58:00 AM  
Blogger (O)CT(O)PUS said...

Killing the oceans! In more ways than I can count. Recommended reading:

The author will be speaking in Cocoa Beach in October. If you are interested in attending, please feel free to avail yourself of my hospitality ... dry and suitable for human habitation, of course.

2:46:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks so much for the link and the offer Octopus.

9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Standing knee deep in the water at Lucaya last month, three rays swam past like birds just inches from my feet. The water is the color of Absinth but as clear as the air.

It used to be like that here, but it's murky brown now and you risk serious infections if you have an open cut.

It's the Army Corps of engineers trying to protect the HJoover dike, built in the 1930s to create more lands for sugar and cattle out of what was "useless swamp."

The useless swamp filtered out pollution, but now it's used to make vast quantities of it and vast quantities are protected by the government and dumped into local rivers that used to be so clean you could drink from them.

In a state that gets huge amounts of rain, we now have water shortages because that rain now is directed away from "reclaimed" land and into the ocean and a large part of what remains is used for lawns and golf courses. Grass doesn't normally grow here and is hard to cultivate, but such is the obsession with it that lawns are mandated.

Dead fish? Time will come when the ground is littered with dead people and the miserable survivors will still be moaning about free enterprise and liberals.

10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Isn't that the way though. The more man tries to "fix" things, the more broken it gets. It's enough to turn anyone into a Luddite.

2:20:00 PM  

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