Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Fish Found in Arkansas River

Posted on January 2, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish have been found floating in the Arkansas river near Ozark. The dead fish are drum fish. The dead fish cover a 20-mile area according to an AP report. The Arkansas Department of Health is advising people not to eat them -- good advice.

The region with the dead fish is about 125 miles west of Beebe, Arkansas where 5,000 birds fell dead from the sky. CNN says biologists believe the two incidents are unrelated.

This local news report has some footage of the dead fish. Take a look:

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