The 20-mile stretch along the Arkansas River where an estimated 100,000 drum fish were found washed ashore and floating looks much different now.
Keith Stephens with Game and Fish explains, "We got a call last week from a tug boat operator that found the fish out on the river along the bank, in the river channel and we immediately dispatched somebody to the area to take a look."
Investigators from local and state agencies took samples from the affected area. Stephens says fish kills occur every year, but the magnitude of this one is unusual, and disease could be the cause.
A pollutant would have affected cross species. Stephens says, "Ninety-nine percent of them were Drum, which is a bottom feeder. It's not a game fish in Arkansas."
Some fish collected were alive and visibly sick. They have been taken to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for testing.
The affected area was never closed and fishing is encouraged. "Right now it's fine to fish. If you go out there you can still fish for bass and crappie, catfish, it will be fine. Obviously don't' eat the dead fish."
As for clean up, nature is taking its course. "We'll have raccoon and birds and things like that will take care of it so there is really no clean up, it's really too big. It's contained along the river channel."
Officials expect to have an exact estimate on how many fish died by Monday. They will release the test results as soon as they get them.
The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is also investigating thousands of dead birds in Beebe. Click here for that story.
At least OBUMMER cannot blame this one on BUSH. But he will try.
Maybe Wall Mart did it. They're from Arkansas.
Were there any electro magnetical failures in these areas. I haven't seen any reported. What about power dams and electrical generation source failures. Or blackouts for a temporary period.
The gas attack is probably the most realistics. Especially with the genetic emphasis experiement mentioned.
Last but not least: Was there a Big Mac (Golden Arches) Fast Food near by. I have a Big Mac Gas Attack every time I stop. (Haven't in ten years, because I haven't stopped there in ten years). It here was then it could be WE THE PEOPLE that caused the problem. But this is as far fetched as the government can get.
IMO drum fish are not a real big sportfish and not good for much. I have a hunch Conservation fish and game did this. As an effort trying out a way to extracate the Asian Carp. Did not get the chemical right and affected the drum in stead of the Hearty ASIAN CARP. JUST A THOUGHT ON MY PART. FEDS LIKE TO TINKER
Wake the hell up and pay attention to what these people on TV are telling you and what you are reading....... GET THE DAMN FACTS RIGHT !!!!!! Not 3000 black birds...... 3000 RED WING BLACK BIRDS Got that!!!!! You now have targeted a certain race of black birds...... All died with blood viens bursting and bled to death internally..... This is the sign of a BIO attack........ Damn it call it as it is......... Okay shit for brains..... 100,000 fish die in a river full of thousands of different kinds of fish, BUT THE 100,000 ARE ALL DRUM FISH!!!!!!!! GOT THAT?????? Once again you have a targeted race of fish..... The Government along with the Military has been trying for years to get a gas that can be targeted to a certain race of people to stop all the "needless" killing during a war....Americans better wake the hell up and stop this Government before it is to late...
You can bet your rear end it was a test run.... And from what I can find out it must have worked...... The American people better wake up and stop these people before it is too late.....
I have been reading your thread, you may have a very good theory there. Can you give the sources for your theory I would like to look them up my self, If you don't mind.
Like I said that is a very good theory and you may have something there.
So yeah I have to agree with you. The government from what I have heard has been working on targeted gases.