Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

NAPLES (CBSMiami) — Tens of thousands of pounds of dead fish were removed from a bay in southwest Florida.

se 010mo cnna st1 1000000004d2f29d 320x180 700k 1 thumb 32K Pounds Of Dead Fish Removed From Naples Bay

People who live in Naples say the smell was overwhelming and some of the fish were still alive and gasping for oxygen.

Naples officials believe the deaths are possibly caused by red tide that leads to a lack of oxygen in the water and a thick gooey substance that clogs the gills of fish.

A contractor hired by the county used nets to clean up the mess.

So far, they collected more than 32-thousand-pounds of dead fish.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s