Scattered fish kills reported in Indian River Lagoon

Ongoing algae bloom blamed for deaths

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – There are new concerns about the Indian River Lagoon after more reports of fish kills. 

In video taken by News 6 partner Florida Today, more than 100 stingrays, dozens of puffer fish, eels and other species could be seen struggling near the Pineda Causeway. 

Environmental experts said the fish kill is due to an ongoing algae bloom in the area. 

Florida wildlife officials say they have received several reports of scattered fish kills from Brevard County's northern border to South Melbourne. 

 


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