NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Possibly tens of thousands of fish have died in Belmar, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said.
Footage from Chopper 2 showed thousands of dead fish in Shark River near the docks in Belmar on Monday.
The DEP believes the fish kill is a result of natural causes, the remnants of a massive influx that came into the estuary overnight, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported.
“They were here last night. Biggest School I’ve ever seen,” fishing boat captain George Stella said.