Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Destin, Florida

For weeks, we’ve been telling you how red tide has been affecting locals and visitors in Panama City Beach, but it’s affecting the shores of other cities too. On Wednesday afternoon there were still a lot of dead fish at the Destin Harbor, but it was nothing compared to that morning. Locals say thousands of dead fish were washing ashore. Crews came and cleaned up the mess, but when you look in the water, you can still see tons of dead fish floating in the water. The FWC released a new report on red tide Wednesday afternoon. It’s been found in high concentrations in six samples in and along the Bay County shores, and satellite images show red tide also on the shores of Walton, Gulf and Okaloosa Counties. Extensive fish kill and respiratory problems have been reported in Bay, Gulf, Walton, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa Counties. Locals say all of the dead fish is a sore sight to see on their beautiful beaches. “It’s horrible we’ve got fish everywhere on the beach,” said Destin Resident Dan Dias. “Everyone’s coughing, getting the sinus problem from the fish being on the beach. It’s just very nasty and dirty.”

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