BH : Mass. Die-off (fishes) / Ormond Beach, Florida, North-America / USA
You can see here that this started a few days before this latest report
BH : Mass. Die-off (fishes) / North-America / USA [0:0]
Posted: 24 Jul 2012 08:08 PM PDT
EDIS Number: BH-20120725-35915-USA Date / time: 25/07/2012 02:59:01 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Mass. Die-off (fishes) Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Florida
Description: Beachgoers looking for a day of sun and sand were shocked when they found scores of dead fish scattered over a Florida shore. Two-miles of Ormond Beach were covered with thousands of whiting, spot and sea trout carcases, shrivelling up in the heat. Officials believe the fish were the result of by-catch, extraneous marine life caught unintentionally by commercial fishing boats which is usually discarded. The thousands of fish began to wash ashore around 2 p.m. on Sunday, according to News13. 'It was packed and we were swimming and swimming,' said resident Monique Marella. Then the fish came and you sure couldn't be the water. Everyone just left.' Determined visitors walked for miles in either direction to escape the dead creatures, but they filled the water and the beach on either end. A Volusia County Beach Patrol captain said that several shrimp boats had been spotted near the shore and they were the likely culprits of the casualties. Lt Tammy Maris said that the incident was not unusual and that no public services would be deployed to clean up the mess. Sunbathers struggled to understand the biblical scene. 'There's just so many of them,' Kevin Soravilla, visiting from New Jersey, said to the News-Journal. 'I've never seen anything like it.' Lt Maris said that the tide or the hunger of local seagulls would clear up the beach eventually. But not everyone was bothered by the seafood and the smell. 'I'm here faithfully every day. This is my relaxation,' Janet Menzel said. 'They don't bother me. I can share the beach.'
Event updates: Situation Update No. 1 on 25.07.2012 at 03:08:39.
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