It was taken by the University of Southern Misssissippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, and comes to us via The Associated Press. Blue crab larvae and pictured here, an immature blue crab with droplets of oil from the BP spill, trapped under its shell, are indicators of what is really happening in the seafood chain. Harriet Perry, a biologist with USM told the AP, “In my 42 years of studying crabs I’ve never seen this.” Perry says that approximately 40 percent of the area crabs inhabit has been oiled by the spill.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.