Oh, the Fishies!

– – Once again, another mass fish-kill has occurred, this one in Redondo Beach, California.  The fish are mostly sardines and other small fish, thought to number in the hundreds of thousands; so massive are their numbers that the carcasses are about a foot deep on the surface!

Biologists have tentatively concluded that the fish died of oxygen deprivation after being driven by a storm into a closed-off pier area, basically swimming in the wrong direction and ending up in an area with insufficient free-flowing oxygen in it.  There is no sign of oil, chemicals, or illegal activity.

Seals and other fish are gorging themselves, while humans are using buckets and nets to remove the approximate one million deceased fish, which will be taken to a landfill specializing in organic materials…

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2 Comments on “Oh, the Fishies!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I often wonder if the same thing ever happened to a certain small town in New York State (located between Manhattan and Poughkeepsie)?

  2. carycomic Says:

    I guess I’m the only one, here, who’s heard of…Fishkill, NY.


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