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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Pawleys Island

January 16, 2013


Courtesy viewer Lisa Mahan
Courtesy viewer Lisa Mahan

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) When you go to the beach you don’t expect to find hundreds of dead fish covering the shore.

Pat Hawkins was heading out to the beach Tuesday morning to enjoy the weather, but when she saw the sea of dead Menhaden fish she was in shock.

Pawleys Island isn’t the first place this week to see the dead Menhaden fish on their shores. DeBordieu Beach had the same issue the day before, according to Chief Michael Fanning of the Pawleys Island Police Department.
Events like this happen from time to time, last year an influx of Star Fish were found on the same beaches, Fanning said.
It may be confusing to the people who live nearby, but Fanning says the state is looking into what may have killed the fish.
Department of Health and Full Article Here

  1. January 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Possibly some under-sea volcanic activity

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