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Main Title Report on Investigation of Fish Kills in Lower Mississippi River, Atchafalaya River, and Gulf of Mexico.
CORP Author Public Health Service, Washington, D.C. Div. of Water Supply and Pollution Control.
Year Published 1964
Stock Number PB-229 694
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Mortality ; Pesticides ; Poisons ; Water pollution ; Endrin ; Mississippi River ; Atchafalaya River ; Mexico Gulf ;
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NTIS  PB-229 694 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 70p
Abstract
Massive kills of fish have occurred in the lower Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, in the fall and winter months every year since 1960, and were particularly severe in the winter of 1963-64. Experiments showed that endrin was present in lethal amounts in the blood of dead fish taken from the Mississippi River. As a result of these experiments and related investigations, endrin appears to have been the most likely cause of the fish kills in 1963. Because of the many similarities involved, it is quite probable that the kills in earlier years were caused by the same chemical.