EOC Director: Fish kill after oil washes up, “ALL the crabs are crawling up on the bank”; “Dying everywhere” says fisherman

Saturday, August 14, 2010
By Paul Martin

August 14th, 2010

WLOX reports after “hundreds of tar balls and patties washed up on the beach near Lakeshore Road” Thursday night, the Hanconck County, Mississippi Emergency Operations Center Director said, “If you walk along the pier, you’ll see small dead fish. You’ve got some speckled trout that’s dead through here. All the crabs are crawling up on the bank and I just kind of wonder why.”

He isn’t the only one wondering about this “unusual occurence.” “Something is killing them. It wasn’t killing them before this oil got here. And now they’re dying everywhere,” a fisherman who didn’t want to be identified told WLOX.

Officials “hope to know what caused the crab and fish kill within a few days,” though the fisherman “knows why,” according to the report.

WLOX is also reporting no cleanup crews from BP are anywhere to be found, “Residents who reported the tar ball clusters want to know why no one was out cleaning up the mess, and why they haven’t seen cleanup crews on the beach lately.”

Read the original WLOX report here: Tar balls, dead fish & no clean up crews worry Hancock Co. residents, Aug. 13, 2010 8:41 PM EDT

Be sure to check out all of WLOX’s informative reports on the disaster in the Gulf.

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