BREVARD COUNTY, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) - On Tuesday Brevard County leaders will ask Governor Rick Scott for help dealing with a massive fish kill in the Indian River Lagoon with commissioners pushing for him to declare a state of emergency.
This comes following a rally Saturday where demonstrators asked leaders to do something about the dying fish. "I'd like my daughter to be able to experience the awesome fishing and the environment and seeing all the animals and creatures in the lagoon system that I got to experience growing up here" said concerned citizen Noah Miller.
Researchers believe a recent algae bloom sucked up all the oxygen in the water killing the fish. Experts say decades of fertilizer runoff and old storm water systems are fueling the algae blooms.
Commissioners also plan to introduce a resolution Tuesday declaring the Indian River Lagoon as the highest priority county-wide in Brevard County.