Wednesday 21 May 2014

Why Scores of Fish Went Belly-Up at Los Angeles Seaside

By Megan Gannon, News Editor | May 20, 2014 09:16am ET

Thousands of anchovies turned up dead in Southern California's Marina del Rey over the weekend after suffocating in the harbor, state officials said.

A fish die-off like this hasn't been seen in recent memory at Marina del Rey, a coastal community just north of Los Angeles International Airport, said Carol Baker, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.

"It looked like a huge pool of fish was struck," Baker told Live Science.

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