FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - Thousands of dead fish are washing up on Folly Beach Thursday.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control says the fish is called menhaden they likely died as a result of the cold water. Biology crews are out on Folly Beach collecting samples.
The menhaden are a schooling fish and there does not seem to be any unusual circumstances other than a cold kill, according to DHEC.
The large amount of dead fish could be easily seen from the Folly Beach pier, extending great distances in both directions.