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Hundreds of fish found dead on Biloxi beach

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Department of Environmental Quality are investigating hundreds of small dead fish that washed ashore in Biloxi. (Photo Source: WLOX) The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Department of Environmental Quality are investigating hundreds of small dead fish that washed ashore in Biloxi. (Photo Source: WLOX)
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Department of Environmental Quality are investigating hundreds of small dead fish that washed ashore in Biloxi. (Photo Source: WLOX) The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Department of Environmental Quality are investigating hundreds of small dead fish that washed ashore in Biloxi. (Photo Source: WLOX)
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Department of Environmental Quality are investigating hundreds of small dead fish that washed ashore in Biloxi. (Photo Source: WLOX) The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Department of Environmental Quality are investigating hundreds of small dead fish that washed ashore in Biloxi. (Photo Source: WLOX)
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An abundance of algae in the Mississippi Sound may be the cause of hundreds of small dead fish washing ashore in Biloxi. However, after testing the waters, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Department of Environmental Quality say their results are inconclusive. 

According to MDEQ, the fish kill happened offshore and the tide brought in the menhaden, anchovy, hard-head catfish and crab. The majority of the dead fish are spread along the beach from Treasure Bay Casino east to Kuhn Street.

Over the past three days, MDEQ and MDMR agents have taken samples to determine what’s killing the fish. Their samples are not meeting the threshold to confirm it was an algae bloom.

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