Thousands of dead fish have washed ashore on the Waccamaw Neck this week.
On Monday, a large number of fish were seen along the beach at DeBordieu. Tuesday, the problem was along the Pawleys Island beach. Pawleys Island police shot this picture Tuesday afternoon of hundreds of menhaden fish along the South End of the Island. The Department of Natural Resources has been called in to investigate.
Big die-offs from menhaden bunched tightly together, possibly due to the presence of predators, have been seen before, especially in winter months, Georgetown Times news partner WBTW TV-13 reports.
A similar event happened in Wilmington and it was determined the large number of fish in a small area deleted the oxygen supply, resulting in the fish deaths.
It's unclear what lead to the fish deaths in Pawleys Island, but it's possible similar conditions happened there.
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