Seafood Sampling for BP Spill Contaminants – Just West of Venice


11/23/10 – Samples the waters out and around the area West of Venice, LA 

Nature sightings included:
A pod of dolphins, blue herons, ibis, osprey and white pelicans, mullet, small fish, gnats.

Unatural Sightings included:
A leaking and abandonded natural gas well, more industry air pollution from flaring, invasive water hyacinth, dying marsh grass that looked to have been oiled.

Today’s samples included:
Two jars of small fish
Two jars of shrimp
One medium redfish
One medium female blue crab

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Paul with oyster shellsSample ShrimpRedfishJuvenile CatfishShrimping BoatPaul OrrLeaking and Abandoned Natural Gas WellApparently Dying Marsh GrassComplete set of collected samples
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