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State officials shut down shrimping in Gulf amid scientists finding deformities
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Posted on 04/28/2012 8:43:23 AM PDT by chessplayer

Alarmed by widespread reports of visibly sick, deformed seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, state officials have closed area waters to shrimping this morning (April 23). The waters will be closed indefinitely as scientists run tests in an effort to get a handle on a situation that is fast becoming a full-blown crisis on the Gulf Coast.

The closures – including all waters in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay and Little Lagoon – mark the first official step in responding to increasingly urgent reports from fishermen and scientists of grotesquely disfigured seafood from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle.

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Ah, the wonderful benefits of a gigantic oil spill mixed with corexit on wildlife. Ok, we all know the scientists are nothing but hippie, pinko-commie running dogs. But how about the fishermen? They commies, too?
1 posted on 04/28/2012 8:43:26 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I call BS.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 8:46:34 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: chessplayer

Shrimp without eyes ...

Sounds like Democrats to me.


4 posted on 04/28/2012 8:50:03 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: chessplayer
I call BS too. From the link...

"The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has temporarily closed some local waterways to shrimping [...] in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay, and Little Lagoon.

The closure is in response to routine shrimp sampling that indicated the average size were smaller than 68 head-on shrimp per pound. [...]

And we’d like to clarify that the closures were not due to lesions being found on shrimp as we reported earlier this weekend and Monday morning.

5 posted on 04/28/2012 8:50:06 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: chessplayer
Could be the latest BP spill, but why not consider throwing in the pollution from the decades of places like Mobile Bay turning into major shipping ports?

Didn't Mobile Bay turn into an enormous sea transport hub almost overnight in WWII?

6 posted on 04/28/2012 8:51:00 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: DannyTN
average size were smaller than 68 head-on shrimp per pound

Shrimps with 68 heads - WOW!

7 posted on 04/28/2012 8:51:51 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: Free America52

I’m not surprised in the least.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 8:52:45 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: frithguild

But were they virgins??


9 posted on 04/28/2012 8:53:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: chessplayer

You posted from an Enviro-alarmist site that, if you read the link, doesn’t prove that anything is related to the Deepwater oil spill - or even that anything is actually occurring.

My family own around 5,000 acres down in the gulf and we’ve been crabbing and fishing there for close to 80+ years. A crab without claws and some fugly shrimp are nothing new — and certainly nothing new since that oil spill — the oil spill that is completely gone now, by the way.

You enviro-nuts are responsible for over-hyping the oil spill and bankrupting A LOT of good, honest fishermen for no reason. Shameful.

And what are you posting this junk science on FR for anyway?


10 posted on 04/28/2012 8:55:10 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: chessplayer; All
They always sample shrimp this time of year. I think some news outlets have mixed up and altered some news reports. If you can find a state agency press release or something, good on ya, but this one is from a few weeks ago, and of course there is a reason for it:

Shrimping Waters To Be Closed This Weekend

11 posted on 04/28/2012 8:55:28 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: chessplayer

[...] “fishermen and scientists have found horrifying creatures in the Gulf of Mexico…including blue crabs without claws, shrimp without eyes and fish with lesions.” [...]

“And it’s not just deformities that has researchers worried. It’s also the drastic decline in sea life populations, and that decline’s impact on the food chain.”

“And it’s not just the shrimp. Commercial fishermen are reporting red snapper and grouper riddled with deep lesions and covered with strange black streaks. Highly underdeveloped blue crabs are being pulled up in traps without eyes and claws…”


This is what we’re doing to God’s beautiful Creation. And instead of feeling sad about it, we’re proud of it. God should just wipe us off the planet.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 9:00:20 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Clean energy is a myth, we make a few sacrifices and nature quickly or slowly cleans things up.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 9:01:03 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: chessplayer
God should just wipe us off the planet.

Sounds like a future denizen of the DUmp.
14 posted on 04/28/2012 9:02:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer
God should just wipe us off the planet.

If you feel that strongly about it, you should start with yourself and set an example for the rest of us. That should certainly make the world a better place and increase the average IQ.

/johnny

15 posted on 04/28/2012 9:02:49 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Noamie

the oil spill that is completely gone now, by the way.


Uh, huh. You just keep on believing what the obama govt. tells you.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 9:04:09 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Free America52

What a total bunch of crap.

I smell the Kenyan bastard’s friends behind this for reasons yet to be known. Maybe it is directed towards the oil industry to make them look evil.

But that’s okay. Those wonderful foot-long shrimps are moving in.

Yummy!!!


17 posted on 04/28/2012 9:04:48 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: chessplayer

Of course we care. But the fact that accidents happen can’t stop every activity, including oil-drilling.

50% of the oil in the ocean occurs naturally. It seeps out just as it does at various spots on the earth’s surface. Nothing we can do to stop it.

We have taken great pains to ameliorate such risks & will continue to do so.


18 posted on 04/28/2012 9:06:25 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Free America52

Read the comments at the link! We’re all gonna die!


19 posted on 04/28/2012 9:08:08 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DannyTN

Sounds like the closing was because the shrimp are too small, not because they are grotesquely deformed, as claimed.

I wonder if the shrimp being smaller has anything to do with these footlong cannibal shrimp that are eating the other shrimp. And my question is how we end up with shrimp that are supposed to live halfway across the globe (somewhere in the Orient, I thought) in the Gulf of Mexico instead, where there isn’t the ecosystem to hold them in balance.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 9:08:24 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: DannyTN

I hoped they had started to find shrimp with two tails.


21 posted on 04/28/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: chessplayer

“the oil spill that is completely gone now, by the way.
Uh, huh. You just keep on believing what the obama govt. tells you.”

Yawn. What are you, like, 15 and this is your first foray into enviro-activism?

Hey, I’m game: Like, save the whales, man. Because global cooling is going to kill them all off by 2010. Yep.

The best thing about an environmentalist is that they rarely know anything about the environment that they are preaching to you about.


22 posted on 04/28/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: chessplayer
Ah, the wonderful benefits of a gigantic oil spill mixed with corexit on wildlife

Sounds like a typical 1950's horror B movie without the radiation.

23 posted on 04/28/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Manbearpig is on the march!!!


24 posted on 04/28/2012 9:19:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer

Oh thats just SpongeBob

he always looks like that


25 posted on 04/28/2012 9:22:20 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Noamie
This site is considered a joke even within the environmentalist community. Is this supposed to be a humor posting?
26 posted on 04/28/2012 9:27:54 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: JRandomFreeper

WE DIDN’T LISTEN!


27 posted on 04/28/2012 9:28:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free America52

You mean you call denial.

Didn’t you read the article regarding 400 lbs of eyeless shrimp?

Go dump some Mean Green in your aquarium and see what it does to your fish. Corexit is the same ingredient base as Mean Green.


28 posted on 04/28/2012 9:39:45 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Recon Dad
I hoped they had started to find shrimp with two tails.

Like the Starbucks lady?


29 posted on 04/28/2012 9:41:04 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1194 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: chessplayer

“God should just wipe us off the planet.”

Sarcasm, right? You forgot the tag... </s>


30 posted on 04/28/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: chessplayer

Some people are out of sight, out of mind. They can’t SEE the oil settled on the bottom of the ocean, so wala! It’s GONE!

Does anyone use Dawn liquid? If you use it to wash greasy dishes and leave the water for a few hours, then drain it. Rub the bottom of your sink to find your finger will pick up a layer of grease that has settled to the bottom.

Corexit is a DEGREASER. The oil doesn’t just disappear, it SINKS. If it had been left alone, bacteria would have taken care of it.

It’s not the oil that was the problem, it was the Corexit that was used to FOOL people into not SEEING it.


31 posted on 04/28/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: chessplayer
God should just wipe us off the planet.

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Do you believe that God loves this planet more than the souls whom He created in His own image?

Genesis 1:26 "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."

32 posted on 04/28/2012 9:50:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: chessplayer

Just in case, IBTZ.


33 posted on 04/28/2012 9:52:09 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: autumnraine
There are plenty of bacteria and microbes on the ocean floor.

Scientists have found that rocks beneath the seafloor are teeming with microbial life.

34 posted on 04/28/2012 9:59:24 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

A couple years back I found a DNR officer collecting ooze in a swamp near here. He was collecting the ooze for some study on the oil eating bacteria that thrive there due to the oil that seeps out of the ground.


35 posted on 04/28/2012 10:05:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Take your meds.

/johnny

36 posted on 04/28/2012 10:05:30 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL I can’t take my meds cause God will strike me down for polluting my body. (It is a temple BTW)


37 posted on 04/28/2012 10:09:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DannyTN

this has been posted several times.


38 posted on 04/28/2012 10:09:55 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: chessplayer

Well, people mindlessly eat GMO vegetables, and corn fed, drugged up beef, pork and poultry. What’s a little deformed fish, right?


39 posted on 04/28/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT by southern rock
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

“I smell the Kenyan bastard’s friends behind this for reasons yet to be known.”

The reason is very easy to see: He didn’t carry any of the Gulf-Coast states in the election. “Retribution” is written all over this one.


40 posted on 04/28/2012 10:30:44 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: chessplayer

“This is what we’re doing to God’s beautiful Creation. And instead of feeling sad about it, we’re proud of it. God should just wipe us off the planet.”

Oh, WE aren’t a part of and the very purpose of “God’s beautiful creation”. Very revealing comment.


41 posted on 04/28/2012 10:37:49 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: autumnraine

“wala”

I’m going to assume that you mean “voila”, which is a French word. Further, I am going to have to assume that you never finished school to the point where foreign language was required, which would have started in freshman year of high school, junior high school, or, these days, in the last year of “middle school”. :-)


42 posted on 04/28/2012 10:39:11 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: chessplayer
I will also have to call BS.

The closure is in response to routine shrimp sampling that indicated the average size were smaller than 68 head-on shrimp per pound. [...]

And we’d like to clarify that the closures were not due to lesions being found on shrimp as we reported earlier this weekend and Monday morning.


Naturally occurring cold oil seeps occur around the world. The Gulf of Mexico is one big giant seep hot spot and has been for centuries.



You can also read: Oil Seeping from Underground is Source of Most Ocean Contamination

Now how do you think the world's oceans have dealt with this for millennia?

I also wonder how much impact the asian tiger shrimp have had on the indigenous shrimp populations.
43 posted on 04/28/2012 10:48:47 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: autumnraine

“Corexit is a DEGREASER. The oil doesn’t just disappear, it SINKS. If it had been left alone, bacteria would have taken care of it.

It’s not the oil that was the problem, it was the Corexit that was used to FOOL people into not SEEING it.”

Once you wipe your sink clean of the greasy film, and let the hot water carry it to the septic tank, the bacteria will digest the “mess”.


44 posted on 04/28/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

45 posted on 04/28/2012 11:19:24 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: cripplecreek
LOL!

/johnny

46 posted on 04/28/2012 11:22:36 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: chessplayer

God should just wipe us off the planet.

If you feel that way, why wait?


47 posted on 04/28/2012 11:27:22 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: chessplayer

Bump so I can laugh later at chessplayer and autumnraines’ comments. It’s getting chilly and I have to go throw more logs into the furnace. And FYI you two, the wood doesn’t scream in pain when I throw it in.


48 posted on 04/28/2012 11:30:22 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Recon Dad
I hoped they had started to find shrimp with two tails.

Me too. And those no-eyed blind ones should be a lot easier to catch. Yum!

49 posted on 04/28/2012 11:43:16 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: chessplayer

I want my shrimp to taste like Gulf shrimp.

Does Corexit sell a condiment size bottle?


50 posted on 04/28/2012 11:46:41 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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