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Millions of Dead Fish Puzzle Californians

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Posted on Mar 8, 2011
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Marine biologists are working to explain the millions of anchovies, sardines and mackerel that washed up dead in a Los Angeles area harbor Tuesday. Whether an algae bloom was a factor in the massive die-off is under investigation.

Los Angeles Times:

[Redondo Beach] City Manager Bill Workman said city officials with the help of marine experts would help determine if there was any environmental issue involved. Tests are now being performed on the water as officials begin removing the dead fish, which city officials estimated to be in the millions.

“There are no visible signs of any toxins that might have caused [the die-off] and our early assessment is that this was oxygen depletion,” Workman said. “This is similar to what we experienced five years ago but that was distinctly a red tide event but there’s no discoloration of the water, no associated foaming in the waves,” Workman said. “There are no oil slicks or leaking of substances into the water.”

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm Link to this comment

Someone told me it was oxygen depletion due to overcrowding of fish in the marina… the school of sardines swam into a ‘dead end’ and suffocated due to not being able to find themselves out.

Could this be so?

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By NikeLegend, March 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm Link to this comment

Very disturbing—another sign of environmental deterioration. What are we doing to our Earth?

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By Chuck, March 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm Link to this comment
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Something fishy going on.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm Link to this comment

Some animals do NOT eat dead animals.. their instincts alert them of this.

Where is our human instinct?

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By Queenie, March 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm Link to this comment

Any mention of sea gulls? If the fish died of oxygen depletion wouldn’t the gulls and other scavengers have a feeding frenzy? Or are the gulls smarter than the idiots who are going to believe the “official” diagnosis of this die off?

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By Caligrown78, March 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm Link to this comment

Yet another sign that our wonderful world is being destroyed, sad…..

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm Link to this comment

I sure hope to God this is simply man trying to dupe man into believing something in order to subdue man out of fear…. for if this is from above… oh boy.

No amount of propaganda or obfuscation will keep the row of dominoes from falling.

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By faith, March 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm Link to this comment

There was fish die off in the Keys area of Ventura, CA some months ago.  It was
never fully explained.  Something is definitely going on along the beautiful
southern coast of California.

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By tushar, March 9, 2011 at 2:14 am Link to this comment
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Full Video at this link :http://bit.ly/gYU3pB
The dead fish were so thick in some places that Garbrielli said boats can’t get out of the harbor.Fish and Game authorities arrived and began taking samples of the fish.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm Link to this comment

Disturbing.

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By Jared Thompson, March 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm Link to this comment
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the Redondo newspaper posted photos
http://bit.ly/ffbhZh

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