Dead fish litter Volusia beach

Fish kill covers miles of sand on Ormond Beach

By Victoria Lyons - Producer

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are trying to figure out what killed dozens of fish along the coast in Volusia County.

Wildlife officials sent Local 6 a picture of some of the fish lined up along the beach.  Local 6 was told the fish spanned a couple of miles along the coast near Cardinal Drive in Ormond Beach.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama signed a bill to provide millions of dollars to help fight toxic algae.  The algae was blamed for similar fish kills in the past.

The bill provides $82 million for research to try to control the outbreaks.  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) sponsored the bill.  Environmental groups say the algae costs the country about $100 million every year to fight.

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