Friday, July 6, 2012 - 9:11am
Thousands of dead fish found at lake near Rehoboth
Natural resources officials say thousands of dead fish have been found at Silver Lake along Rehoboth Beach.
About 1,500 gizzard shad 2 to 4 inches long and 800 white perch were seen Wednesday. As many as 6,000 dead gizzard shad of all sizes and 600 adult white perch, as well as adult bluegills and largemouth bass, were found Thursday.
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control officials blame high temperatures and an excessive microscopic algae bloom result in low oxygen levels in shallow water for the fish kill.
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