Environmental advocates are asking for the public's help after an "unprecedented fish kill event" has resulted in dozens of dead fish washing ashore, though the causes of the incident are still being investigated. Earlier this week, videos surfaced of dead fish washing up in the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A mysterious fish with dead and rotting fishing in Biscayne Bay has created a terrible rancid smell for residents and businesses nearby. Dead, bloated, and decaying fish have been washing up on the bay's boat ramps and next to sea walls since Monday.
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. - Researchers from The Institute of Environment at Florida International University have joined the group of scientists who are investigating the recent dead-fish sightings in Miami-Dade County's Biscayne Bay. Witnesses reported thousands of dead fish washed ashore as far north as 135th Street in North Miami and as far south as Miami's Museum Park area.
When the Dolphins and Rainbows swim club headed out Monday morning for their regular swim in Biscayne Bay, they encountered a grisly sight: hundreds of dead fish in the Tuttle Basin. "All of a sudden, we realized that we were literally surrounded by dead fish," said Kathryn Mikesell, who's been swimming with the group for five years and has lived in Morningside for two decades.
Every morning, Kathryn Mikesell starts her day with a swim in Biscayne Bay next to her home in Morningside, but she was greeted with an unexpected sight when she went for her swim on Monday and then again on Tuesday.
For the past five years, Kathryn Mikesell has taken a daily morning swim with friends in Biscayne Bay just in front of Morningside Park. On Monday, she quickly got out of the water when she noticed hundreds of dead fish floating nearby.
Photo by Kathryn Mikesell For the past five years, Kathryn Mikesell has spent at least three days a week taking a morning swim in Biscayne Bay. But when she went to jump in near Morningside Park yesterday morning, Mikesell saw several dead fish floating on the surface of the water.
There's one garden project that you should skip this summer: fertilizing. As a resident of the Keys, you may be thinking "I haven't used fertilizer in years - my yard is a bunch of rocks!" And that may be true. But, maybe you live in a condo with nice landscaping or maybe you frequent a...
MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Florida Fish and Wildlife researchers are monitoring Biscayne Bay after thousands of fish were found dead in the water on Tuesday morning. CBS4's Jessica Vallejo spoke to several residents who said the smell is overwhelming. "It's crazy.
Environmental groups on Monday urged the D.C. Circuit to nix the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's renewal of licenses for the Turkey Point nuclear power plant near Miami, arguing that the agency botched its review of the environmental impacts of extending the plant's life.