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Published:August 13th, 2012 16:07 EST

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Ashore On Gulf Coast Beaches

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Hundreds of thousands of dead fish are covering beaches from Galveston all the way to Freeport. It`s a mess, to say the least.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say the fish -- identified as shad -- are dying due to a lack of oxygen levels in the water.


This type of fish is particularly sensitive to varying oxygen levels. As the temperature rises, oxygen levels drop."


I love the sights, sounds and scents of the beach: Sun tan lotion, hot girls in bikinis, seagulls flying overhead. The stench of hundreds of thousands of dead fish puts a damper on things.

The water was tested and it is safe to get in, but who the hell wants to swim with the dead fish?

The nightmare is far from over, more fish are expected to wash ashore.

The real nightmare may be what these dead fish portend -- something is rotten in Denmark. For the last couple of years there have been many incidents of dead fish and dead birds all over the world.

I`m not a doomsday prophet, but I will be very happy when I wake up on December 22, 2012. I think I will celebrate by having catfish for lunch, and fried chicken for dinner.

What do you think, is there something fishy about all these reports of dead fish? Send us your thoughts.

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