16 May 2010

We were killing the Gulf even before the oil disaster

A post at The Daily Dish makes note of the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, caused by Mississippi River runoff of agricultural (and lawn) fertilizer.  TYWKIWDBI has previously discusssed this also, in relation to the "Jubilees" in Mobile Bay:
The large volume of crab and fish that a jubilee can produce is hard to overstate.... author Archie Carr comments that "at a good jubilee you can quickly fill a washtub with shrimp. You can gig a hundred flounders and fill the back of your pickup truck a foot deep in crabs."
More at the link, and the link's link.

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