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P. J. Hahn, director of the Coastal Zone Management Department of Plaquimines Parish collecting samples after the third fish kill in Bayou Robinson so tests can be done to see if it is tide to the BP oil disaster. The predominant species found floating on the surface were menhaden, also called pogie, mixed with crab and catfish. Fish kills in Louisiana along the Gulf Coast are a common occurrence at the end of the summer however their frequency and scale the summer of the oil disaster are unprecedented and until testing is done it is not possible to rule out rule out oil or dispersant factoring into the cause of low oxygen levels in the water that suffocates the fish.
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Fish Kill, BP Oil Spill
P. J. Hahn, director of the Coastal Zone Management Department of Plaquimines Parish collecting samples after the third fish kill in Bayou Robinson  so tests can be done to see if it is tide to the BP oil disaster. The predominant species found floating on the surface were menhaden, also called pogie, mixed with crab and catfish. Fish kills in Louisiana along the Gulf Coast  are a common occurrence at the end of the summer however their frequency and scale the summer of the oil disaster are unprecedented and until testing is done it is not possible to rule out rule out oil or dispersant factoring into the cause of low oxygen levels in the water that suffocates the fish.