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Fish Kill

It's still going on: Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River.

PhysOrg.com quotes St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro as saying, "By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish." He reported that crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout and red fish were among the species of fish that turned up dead. Local investigators are not yet ready to blame the fish kill on oil, however.

Taffaro says, "We don't want to jump to any conclusions because we've had some oxygen issues by the Bayou La Loutre Dam from time to time."

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