Millions of Dead Anchovies and Sardines Cover Water

Sardines

Sardines

Millions of dead anchovies and sardines were found today (3/8) in a harbor in Redondo Beach, CA.

The fish blanketed the water at the King Harbor Marina. California Fish and Game officials are investigating the cause of the massive fish kill.

A spokeswoman for the Cal. Fish and Game department says the fish appeared to have moved into the harbor to escape a red tide, a naturally occurring bloom of toxic algae that can poison fish or starve them of oxygen.

High winds overnight might then have trapped the fish in the harbor, crushing them against a wall where they used up the oxygen and suffocated. Authorities are taking samples of the fish.

King Harbor is on the Santa Monica Bay coast, about 22 miles southeast of downtown Los AngelesLos Angeles.


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