NAPLES (CBSMiami) — Tens of thousands of pounds of dead fish were removed from a bay in southwest Florida.
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People who live in Naples say the smell was overwhelming and some of the fish were still alive and gasping for oxygen.READ MORE: T-Shirt Disrupts Jury Selection Process For Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Penalty Trial
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.
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So far, they collected more than 32-thousand-pounds of dead fish.