Massive Specimen Removed From Beach as Tons of Dead Fish Wash Up on Florida Coastline

A goliath grouper had to be removed by a backhoe after it washed up on the St Petersburg, Florida, coastline on July 14, amid reports hundreds of tons of fish have been washing up in the county due to toxic algae.

This footage, by Mark Freels for See Through Adventures, shows the huge fish being rolled from the water at Lassing Park.

According to Fox13 more than 600 tons of dead fish have been collected in Pinellas County during July, due to harmful algal blooms, known as “red tide”.

According to the National Ocean Service, the harmful phenomenon occurs almost every summer along Florida’s Gulf Coast when colonies of algae grow out of control, producing toxins that kills fish. Credit: See Through Adventures via Storyful