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This Stinks: Anchovy Carcasses Fill Los Angeles Harbor

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avatar This Stinks: Anchovy Carcasses Fill Los Angeles Harbor
March 08, 2011 04:35PM
Workers from various local agencies are still scooping hundreds of thousands of dead anchovies, mackerel and sardines from the waters at King Harbor Marina after a massive fish kill occurred there this morning.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-anchovies-los-angeles-harbor-clog-redondo-beach/story?id=13086049
avatar Re: This Stinks: Anchovy Carcasses Fill Los Angeles Harbor
March 08, 2011 04:58PM
I'm going to go on record here as skeptical that rough water caused a fish kill.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: This Stinks: Anchovy Carcasses Fill Los Angeles Harbor
March 08, 2011 05:16PM
More than likely some larger predator fish drove them into a very confined area where they died of suffocation. This has happened in Maine on a few occasions when bluefish drive groundfish called pogies into long narrow coastal inlets to get away from them. There are so many that they deplete the oxygen in the water and die. The stink is horrible and it can take months before there is much relief. Fortunately, a fish kill on this scale is rare.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/08/2011 05:18PM by tomdisco.
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