Massive Fish Die-off Reported in Brevard County, Florida
Posted by feww on March 27, 2016
Tens of thousands of dead fish rotting on Brevard County beaches
The dead fish were first spotted on Wednesday in Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, but have since spread further along Brevard County and continue to wash ashore, said a report.
A Brevard County commissioner, Trudie Infantini, wants the county commission to declare a state of emergency over the fish kill in the Indian River Lagoon.
“This is truly a statewide problem for the health and safety of the public,” she said.
She is also concerned that the water may be unsafe for people.
“Until we know [what cause the fish kill,] do you want one of your kids swimming in the lagoon?” she asked.
- Fish kill should be declared ‘state of emergency’ —Brevard County commissioner [WFTV]
- Residents and biologists concerned about major fish kill in the Indian River Lagoon [WFTV]
- Chain gang joins effort to remove thousands of dead, rotting fish [WFTV]
- Harmful algae could be responsible for large fish kills [WFTV]
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