Latest news: January 11, 2012

01.11.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Dauphin Island fish show up with lesions, BP spill link questioned

By Ben Raines, Press-Register. January 11, 2012.

“DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — More than half the fish caught Monday by Press-Register reporters in the surf off Dauphin Island had bloody red lesions on their bodies.

Fishing along an uninhabited portion of the barrier island during a trip to survey beaches for tarballs, the newspaper caught 21 fish, 14 of them with lesions. Of those fish, eight had lesions a quarter of an inch across or smaller, while 6 had much larger blemishes…”

Youth wetlands conference set for Feb. 4

By Nikki Buskey, Houma Courier. January 10, 2012.

“Teens from across Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes will convene next month to discuss the coastal-protection and restoration issues that could decide the future of their home communities…”