Something smells fishy around Boothbay Harbor. Residents have reported hundreds of dead pogies washing ashore for the past few weeks, causing an unsightly scene, and a worse stench. Scientists do not have a verified explanation yet, but they do not suspect there is reason for alarm. 

"This is the only time we've seen an issue with pogies since we've lived here,” said Kimberley Byrd, who has lived in west Boothbay Harbor about 10 years. “For the last month, on and off, it's been pretty consistent that we've had 50, 100, a couple hundred dead fish." 

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