In the following report by Deborah Dupre for the Human Rights Examiner, authorities in Texas believe that the deaths of over four million fish in the Gulf, was caused by poison. Given what we have been witnessing with the mass die-off of wildlife creatures in America and across the globe, I have decided to highlight it, as the "official story" is often a radical departure from the truth.
Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP) threatening human health along Texas Gulf Coast prompted Texas Department of Health to issue a warning to stay away from the Gulf area from Brownsville through Galveston where 4.2 million have been killed in the ongoing great Gulf die-off and to not eat the shellfish from there, a situation slightly relieved after a cold front Thursday blew toxins south according to Texas Park and Wildlife. "Staff of Padre Island National Seashore continue to find coyotes that are sick or dead, possibly from ingesting fish killed by the brevetoxin. Aerosols are light to nonexistent along South Padre Island despite moderate cell concentrations," Texas Park and Wildlife reported Thursday. Texas Department of State Health Services has banned commercial and recreational harvesting of shellfish in the area of the 4.2 million fish die-off and warned the public to stay away from the Gulf area to avoid neurotoxin shellfish poisoning. Since then, updates are hard to find in other news sources.
Victims of neurotoxic shellfish poisoning "have been frequently hospitalised with symptoms including nausea, vomiting and slurred speech." This form of food poisoning can lead to dizziness and tingling sensations throughout a victim’s body and in rare severe cases, paralysis and difficulty breathing that can result in a fatality. PubMed Central says that neurotoxic shellfish also results in paresthesias (numbness, tingling, or a "pins and needles" feeling) of the mouth, lips and tongue plus distal paresthesias. The Texas health warning says, "Oysters can be toxic without any indication of red tide such as discolored waters, respiratory irritation or dead fish. People are also advised not to harvest and eat whelks from Texas waters as these species also accumulate toxin from the red tide organism." The latest mass fish die-off has been attributed to extreme heat causing extreme red tide in the area plagued not only by Big Oil's crude and Corexit, but also by Big Ag's oxygen-depleting algae blooms, fed by fertilizer runoff from Midwestern farm fields that produce aquatic dead zones -- water that cannot support sea life.
Oil is still gushing into the region, in some areas, as deadly as immediately after the spill, and Corexit is still being used to secretly carpet bomb. I was shocked to see a large fish kill stretching for almost 7 miles along the beach,” Cameron County Commissioner Sofia Benavides said last week. “Birds were pecking at the dead fish as the tide brought them in. I expected to see lots of different types of fish but there was only one. "The stench was strong and my throat was hurting by the time I left.” Locals continue to ask the same question asked since the 2010 oil catastrophe, "Why doesn't the state post signs on the beach warning the public about the Gulf hazards to human health? Instead, CDC officials state on its website, accessible only to people with internet research skills, "When making travel plans, heed the advice of the Texas Department of State Health Services : get the current facts and draw your own conclusions." - Examiner.