Dead herring continue to wash ashore

Schools of dead herring continue to wash ashore in St. Mary’s Bay and Annapolis Basin and scientists still have no idea why.

Officials at D-F-O say numerous tests have failed to identify any viruses or disease that could explain the thousands of dead fish. Surveillance of the area also seems to rule out the idea that predators may have chased the fish ashore. Testing for more obscure toxins continues.

Anyone coming across dead fish on the shore is urged to call D-F-O with estimates of numbers and location…and, as a precaution, don’t touch them.