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Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 5:31 am | Updated: 10:23 am, Tue Jul 1, 2014.

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials are trying to find out what caused a number of dead fish to wash up along a portion of Ormond Beach.

Volusia County Beach Safety Capt. Tammy Marris says the fish were found Monday spread over section of a couple of miles.

Marris says they took pictures and sent them to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Wildlife agency spokeswoman Kelly Richmond told the Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1pGoEFs ) the fish appear to be spot croakers. She says the agency is investigating but noted there is a lot of trawling activity in the area, which is a method of fishing by pulling a net through the water. Sometimes smaller fish are a bycatch and get stressed and die.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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