Nearly one million Sardines and other small fish have washed up dead over night in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, Ca., just south of LA.
Via MSNBC: 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.
"It looks like they just swam in the wrong direction and ended up in a corner of the pier that doesn't have any free-flowing oxygen in it," Hughan said.
"There's nothing that appears to be out of sorts, no oil sheen no chemicals, no sign of any kind of illegal activity," Hughan said. "As one fisherman just told me, this is natural selection."
A skip loader then carried them to big trash bins. Officials initially estimated there were millions of fish, but Fish and Game roughly estimated about a million.
City officials estimated the cleanup would cost $100,000. Fire Chief Dan Madrigal said the fish would be taken to a landfill specializing in organic materials. King Harbor Marina provides 850 boat slips to private vessels.
Birds, cows, fish and then more fish...the scientists can talk all they want to about natural selection and that nothing is wrong because no chemicals were involved but the real truth is, they don't know what's up either. Maybe the Earth is trying to tell us something...