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FWC: Thousands of dead fish near Snell Island likely caused by red tide

SAINT PETERSBURG — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says red tide is likely to blame for massive fish kills around Snell Island in St. Pete.

"It's just unbelievable," said Greg Dunn who lives on the Island. "I looked out and I thought what are all those white dots out on the water, and the smell hit me right off the bat."

Behind his home that sits on the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay, there were thousands of dead fish.

"It's a tragedy and I’ve seen dolphins coming through and eating the dead fish," said Dunn.