The ripple effect of the deadly Algae Bloom in Florida that recently resulted in a “State of Emergency” has apparently caused more problems than inconveniences to beach-goers. According to a report from a local affiliate out of Florida, the Algae bloom has killed what a Pinellas County official described as “thousands and thousands” of fish in an outfall canal between Lake Tarpon and the northern reaches of Tampa Bay.

The cause of death seems to be a result of the bloom absorbing much of the oxygen in the water in that area, suffocating thousands of juveniles of a type of fish known as menhaden. The report indicated that The bloom and fish kill occurred near the Gull Aire Village mobile home park on Curlew Road.