Monday, July 19, 2010

Millions of dead fish wash ashore in Gulfport

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Millions of small dead fish have washed ashore in Gulfport, just east of Jones Park.

The fish are believed to be menhaden. Low oxygen levels in the water are typically to blame when large numbers of the tiny fish wash up dead. But it's not known if the fish kill is related to the oil spill.

Steve Phillips was on the beach Monday morning and said the nasty smell permeates Jones Park. He'll have more on efforts to clean up the mess and a possible cause later today on WLOX News and

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