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Louisiana: Fish Kills in Bayou Black and Thibodaux, ‘There’s Got to be Something Wrong with the Bayou’


By Chas Guidry – “Hundreds of dead fish spotted Tuesday in Bayou Black and Thibodaux died because of low-oxygen levels in the water, scientists said.

About 1,000 were discovered in Bayou Black, and an estimated 100 dead fish floated atop Bayou Lafourche in downtown Thibodaux, officials said.

‘There’s got to be something wrong with the bayou,’ said Mike Tardo, owner of Tardo Hair Designs, 601 W. Second St. in Thibodaux.

In Thibodaux, the dead fish were first reported to the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District Monday afternoon, Director Archie Chaisson said. More people called Tuesday.

In Bayou Black, reports came in about the same time, said Robert Breaux, environmental scientist with the state Department of Environmental Quality.” Read more.

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