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Dumpsters to be removed after massive Brevard fish kill

Dead fish litter Indian River Lagoon

Dumpsters that were put in place for people to drop off dead fish from the Indian River Lagoon are being removed Monday.

Brevard County placed the dumpsters in five different locations in March after thousands of dead fish washed up along the shoreline. 

The county now says the majority of the fish have been collected, and no more dead fish are showing up.

Florida wildlife officials believe an algae bloom caused the fish kill, depleting oxygen levels in the water. 

The county is expected to ask the state for millions of dollars to help with cleanup costs.


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