Mass death of fish recorded off the coast of the American state of Florida

Mass death of fish recorded off the coast of the American state of Florida
Mass death of fish recorded off the coast of the American state of Florida
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Waves of dead fish hit the coast in Florida, according to environmentalists, she was killed by a powerful "red tide" - 9 tons in just 24 hours!

See this huge "island" of dead fish floating off St. Pete Pier. Over the past 10 days, tens of thousands of fish have been removed from the coast here, and in the last 24 hours alone, 9 tons of dead fish have been collected.

Red tide has appeared in both Boca Ciega Bay and Tampa Bay. The massive red tide clean-up in St. Pete has been ongoing for 10 days, with more dead fish collected in the last 24 hours than in the last week.

City officials said the clean-up began after a wave of dead fish washed up the coast a few days ago. They have been spotted in mangroves, along the coastline and in the bay. Tropical storm Elsa made the situation worse, officials said.

“We have harvested 15 tonnes of fish in those 10 days, and nine tonnes of fish have been harvested in the last 24 hours,” said Amber Boulding, St Pete's emergency manager. We are dealing with a "red tide". The arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa exacerbated this problem and threw out more fish."

Officials said 15 tons are equivalent to 25,000 fish. Nine tons is about 15,000 fish.

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