WFTV: Hundreds of Fish Dying In Indian River, Banana River; Harmful Algae Could Be the Culprit

By  //  March 21, 2016

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Fish are dying at an alarming rate around the Indian River and Banana River. Both residents and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials want to know why. (Oleen Bell Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Fish are dying at an alarming rate around the Indian River and Banana River. Both residents and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials want to know why.

Two dozen fish kills were called into FWC and officials said fish are dying by the hundreds in some areas.

“They’re sheepshead and they’re catfish and striped bass. Oh, my God, this is terrible and this is the worst I’ve ever seen in and I’ve been here since 1970,” resident Leon Stennes said.

Fish kills are evident in locations from Titusville to Melbourne and the county said it might have to do with a drop in oxygen in the water.

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