REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Thousands of dead fish have been found at Silver Lake along Rehoboth Beach, natural resources officials said Thursday.
About 1,500 dead gizzard shad from two to four 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 blamed high temperatures and an excessive microscopic algae bloom, resulting in low oxygen levels in shallow water. - AP