Massive Amount of Dead Fish Wash Up In Diamond Beach

There is an interesting story developing in the Wildwoods today.

Diamond Beach,  is a small town located on the Wildwoods island. It sits at the southern end of the island and is only a few blocks wide.

Beachgoers have witnessed a strange incident, a ton of dead fish on the beach.

In a post on Facebook via Stacey G, when her family went to the beach they were greeted by hundreds of dead fish at the waterline.

These fish, later identified as bunker fish, seemed to have died at the same time and then were pushed up on to the beach together.

Bunker fish, or what they are really called, Atlantic Menhaden, are commonly found in all salinities of the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic water.

These fish aren’t good for eating but great for bail, fish oil, and other products.

Large die-offs of these fish is sometimes connected to a lack of oxygen. They normally swim in a large school of fish that leave them vulnerable to changes in the environment such as temperature changes and low sources of dissolved oxygen.

After a few phone calls, we were able to pinpoint what happened.

Today the city of North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest all received phone calls from the New Jersey game warden who informed them that the night prior a ship had an issue.

This issue resulted in them having to drop these bunkers off their boat.

There is no information on what the issue was or how many fish were dumped.

Tune back later for more details.

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