‘red tide’ left 15 tons of dead fish on Tampa Bay’s shore, and experts warn of more destruction
A red tide is responsible for dead fish continuing to wash up on the shores of St. Petersburg, Fla.
The sidewalk along the shore at North Shore Park reeked of death Friday. Just off into the water, crews in yellow jumpsuits and tall rubber boots scooped dead fish off the top of the water with pool skimmers, put them into trash bags and loaded them into a dump truck. Hundreds of dead fish were still out there, floating just a few feet from shore.