Gulf oyster die-off, BP oil Corexit might link

Oyster massive die off in the gulf attributed to the affects of the oil spill clean up.

"This time of the year, we should be catching 500 to 1,000 pounds per boat a day. We're not even catching a hundred pounds," a main supplier of the East Bay oysters, Pasco Gibson told Pensacola News Journal.

Originally published in TheExaminer.com
, Human Rights Examiner

Gulf marine life die-off continues

Amid the ongoing human right to health crisis along the Gulf of Mexico coast since the 2010 BP oil catastrophe, Florida State scientists now head to the Gulf’s Florida Panhandle this week to research where oystermen are pulling up dead oysters from beds. The reported oyster die-off check comes less than a week after NOAA sceintists held a press briefing to advise the public about the killer bacteria, brucella, that causes the marine brucellosis, has been found in the dead baby and adult dolphins studied due to the ongoing Gulf of Mexico dolphin die-off, a disease humans can contract from Gulf of Mexico air, water and fish.“This time of the year, we should be catching 500 to 1,000 pounds per boat a day. We’re not even catching a hundred pounds,” a main supplier of the East Bay oysters,  Pasco Gibson told Pensacola News Journal.

“Something happened in August, and it had to be massive because some of these beds are 10 miles apart,” he said.

 Leslie Palmer, director of the Aquaculture Division in Tallahassee and  Robert Turpin, Escambia County’s marine resources manager gave a list of possible reasons for the massive oyester die-off, none being BP’s oil spill according to the Miami Herald….
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