More Than 15 Tons of Dead Fish Wash Up on St. Petersburg Shores

The recent passing of Tropical Storm Elsa along with red tide has caused some hazardous conditions on Pinellas County beaches.

According to a report in Creative Loafing, the St. Petersburg Police Department said that more than 15 tons of dead fish has washed up on shores in the past 10 days, that amount having been removed by cleanup crews.

The department blames the passing of Elsa for the sudden influx.

Creative Loafing reports that dead fish are currently littering downtown and Coquina Key, and the St. Pete Police reports the areas with the biggest numbers of dead fish are the east and southeast coast of St. Petersburg, from Tierra Verde to Gandy Blvd. 

Captain Mike Anderson joins Beckles & Recher at 4 p.m. Friday to discuss this situation and more.

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