Million dead fish swamp L.A.-area marina

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    LOS ANGELES — Sardines and other small fish in the hundreds of thousands washed up dead overnight in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, Calif., just south of Los Angeles, puzzling authorities and triggering a cleanup effort.


    ..Local television news footage showed the mass of dead fish, said by a police spokesman to be about a foot deep on the surface, choking the waters in and around dozens of private boat slips in the King Harbor Marina.

    Biologists have tentatively concluded that the fish died from oxygen deprivation after being driven by a storm into a closed-off pier area, California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan told Reuters.

    Million dead fish overwhelm marina - U.S. news - Environment - msnbc.com
     
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    Big ol' fish tale...
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    Decline of Big Fish Upsets Ocean Balance
    March 04, 2011 - More prey and fewer predators could throw the ecosystem out of balance
     
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    'Something Strange Is Happening'...
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    Birds are falling from the sky, fish are floating up dead
    February 14, 2013 - Most people read the papers, forget most and get on with the day. Few people see the patterns; the big picture of what is happening in the world. One of the things that has been happening with greater and greater frequency is large and mysterious animal deaths. Something that punsters call flockalypse (as in apocalypse or the end of the world). A map has come out in Google showing the die offs in 2010/2011.
     
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    Granny says it sounds kinda fishy to her...

    Masses of dead fish in Rio baffle scientists
    Sun, Nov 09, 2014 - Thousands of dead fish have begun mysteriously washing up in the polluted Rio de Janeiro bay that is to host sailing events at the 2016 Olympics — and experts are at a loss to explain why.
     
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    Clearly no possible correlation to Fukishima!!!:biggrin::boobies::boobies:
     
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    Are you suggesting that it is or that someone else suggested it was or are you just posting to post?
     
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    Mass die-offs happen all the time, but every time a new one does the media don't mention this fact so it makes it seem weirder than it is in fact is.
     
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    Global Warming...has to be...what else can cause it?
     
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    No one has suggested that, though, have they.
     
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    Sonic concussion comes to mind. Active sonar pings from subs or predatory mammals like sperm whales could do it. US Navy subs and surface vessels routinely use large sonar contacts like whales and fish schools as practice targets.
     

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