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    cyr330 (1000+ posts) Fri Sep-19-08 10:36 AM
    Did everybody hear McLame's comments?
    There was a video of him on K. Olberman last night saying how fish just LOVE the oil platforms? He sounded like a blubbering, senile idiot. Even some people in the crowd behind him looked like they were just cringing. I LOVED it!
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    Drilling for oil offshore has some surprising eco-benefits

    For many, the idea of off-shore oil rigs and environmental protection seem to go together like ... well, literally, oil and water. But if recent findings from the Bayou State of Louisiana are any indication, it may be such anti-oil sentiments which aren?t too factually slick.

    This, according to the publication Eco-Logic, which notes that a recent study from LSU found there is an astounding 50 percent more marine life around oil platforms than around surrounding mud bottoms. Indeed, the same study showed that 85 percent of Louisiana?s fishing trips involve fishing around these very waters, which is significant when you consider that Louisiana produces one third of America?s commercial fishing!
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    My family lived in Maracaibo, Venezuela for 10 years. When I went down for vacation from college we aways went out fishing on Lake Maracaibo and would anchor hear the platforms. I am too lazy to scan some of my pics but this is taken there. Great fishing. We used eel as bait.(gross)

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    Local antidotal fishing evidence: I fish our local rigs once or twice a month - the pilings are covered with massive amounts of shell fish and associated animals. The bass congregate there by the hundreds. All appears quite tranquil and healthy.

    The only thing I perceive as contrary to that is how lethargic the fish seem. They have the same response to getting caught that fish gathered from the Long Beach/LA Harbor areas. They kick a couple of times and then just lay there in your hand - waiting for you to take the hook out and release them. Which we always do - because nobody really trusts the meat - unless you’re not a local and don’t know any better. I’ve been told - again antidotal - that their meat has parasites and unlike the fish caught outside our local federal breakwaters - people think there’s something petroleum seapage related - like the ships in the harbor.

    Don’t know.

    But when we go to Catalina every-other-weekend the same specie of fish seems to explode with a blast of energy when hooked and kicks like Hell when you bring I up. Again, that’s just what I see locally.

    BTW folks: The fish like it there because of the smaller bait fish that use the shadow of the oil rig as cover - and the larger fish come to eat the little guys - not because they're happy there.

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    BTW folks: The fish like it there because of the smaller bait fish that use the shadow of the oil rig as cover - and the larger fish come to eat the little guys - not because they're happy there.

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    I'm pretty sure that from a predator-fish perspective, tons of yummy prey fish are what makes a big fish happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I'm pretty sure that from a predator-fish perspective, tons of yummy prey fish are what makes a big fish happy.
    In as much as the crustaceans absorb on microscopic oil blobs around the rig's pilings and the bait fish feed off the crustaceans and the predacious fish feed off the bait fish, and sometimes, we feed off the predacious fish - this chain may not have such a happy ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    In as much as the crustaceans absorb on microscopic oil blobs around the rig's pilings and the bait fish feed off the crustaceans and the predacious fish feed off the bait fish, and sometimes, we feed off the predacious fish - this chain may not have such a happy ending.

    I haven't eaten a 100+ year old fish as far as I know but I'm certain we have been eating these fish from the very same water for over 100 years.

    The only change I see is the collective I.Q. of California has dropped. This probably has more to do with the rise in the moonbat population than consuming fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    The only change I see is the collective I.Q. of California has dropped. This probably has more to do with the rise in the moonbat population than consuming fish.

    Five species have been taken off the safe to eat list along the Southern California coast, starting with the Tomcod, because of toxin levels. The Tommy is a bottom feeder - eating crabs and mussels. Because you can't directly trace people becoming ill from the meat in locally caught fish - in a week of sampling - doesn't mean you should remain stupid enough to consume them.

    Reference the Japanese and mercury for an education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    I haven't eaten a 100+ year old fish as far as I know but I'm certain we have been eating these fish from the very same water for over 100 years.

    The only change I see is the collective I.Q. of California has dropped. This probably has more to do with the rise in the moonbat population than consuming fish.
    The fish that come out of the Gulf of Mexico do not have any of these perceived contaminates like in CA and there is no seepage of oil. The kool-aid is strong on the west coast.

    McCain, until recently, has never set foot on an oil rig; same with most of these anti-drilling morons in the Congress and environmentalist. They don't have a clue of the benefits. Their ignorance is overwhelming. They will travel to countries abroad but are too stupid to educate themselves on energy and how safe offshore drilling is. When they do go, insert McCain, they say, wow look at all the fish down there. Pappy Bush and Jr surely did not use the bully pulpit to fight very hard for more energy production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    The fish that come out of the Gulf of Mexico do not have any of these perceived contaminates like in CA and there is no seepage of oil. The kool-aid is strong on the west coast.
    Yep - that's what folks used to say about DDT for about three degades in these waters - until they knew better actualyl found out about "perceived contaminates." Ignorance is truly bliss.

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