Thousands of dead fish wash up Galveston beaches over weekend

GALVESTON, Texas -- Crews cleaning up the beaches in Galveston after thousands of rotting corpses washed up along popular hangout spots over the weekend.

Large amounts of fish, primarily shad but also flounder and even stingrays began washing ashore on Saturday.

Low oxygen in the water is to blame.

Crews are not sure what caused the low oxygen levels.

There is no danger to the public, it's just a nuisance.

Beach goers dug out areas along the beach just to get away from the smell.

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