Human activity has been ruled out as a cause of the fish kill in St. Mary’s Bay. D-F-O also says it appears the die-off is subsiding.
Tens of thousands of dead herring started washing ashore in late November then other sea life last month…but officials say it started to wind down just before the holidays.
The scientists say they may never know why the herring died…all sorts of testing has proven inconclusive. They also say the fresh fish from the bay are safe to eat.