Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up in Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida, USA

Fish Kill Alert

Hurricane Michael didn’t wash away the red tide. Just ask Skip Miller.
A Bayshore Drive resident, Miller woke up Wednesday morning to find what he described as “tens of thousands” of small dead fish that had washed up to his dock on Choctawhatchee Bay. He said he assumed the culprit was red tide, and that the majority of the fish were bait fish, with some catfish and redfish in the mix.
“It’s going to be a major nightmare for me,” Miller said.
He contacted Walton County officials, only to learn that the county has no cleanup in place.
David Demarest, the director of communications for the Walton County Tourist Development Council, said that the organization aids in the cleanup of public beaches, but that private bayfront areas were the owner’s responsibility.

Courtesy of nwfdailynews.com



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