Thousands of dead fish wash up on Folly Beach

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.

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