Thousands of dead fish reported at mouth of Mississippi…

Monday, August 23, 2010
By Paul Martin

State authorities say fish kill in St. Bernard Parish waters likely caused by low oxygen levels

Bob Warren
NOLA.com
Monday, August 23, 2010

St. Bernard Parish authorities have reported a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, but state wildlife officials say it does not appear to be directly related to oil from the BP leak.

Randy Pausina, head fisheries biologist for the state, said Department of Wildlife and Fisheries workers are investigating the fish kill and that the initial conclusion is that it was caused by low levels of oxygen in the water.

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