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Tuesday
Mar082011

Anchovy Carcasses Blanket Los Angeles Harbor

ABC News(REDONDO BEACH, Calif.) -- Hold the anchovies! Especially in Redondo Beach, California.

Millions of the dead fish are floating in the King Harbor Marina there, causing a stink and leaving city officials and authorities scratching their heads -- and holding their noses.

California Fish and Game officials say they believe the fish are mostly anchovies and sardines. They were treating the fish deaths as a hazardous waste situation and conducting a massive cleanup effort.

Debbie Talbot of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors said the incident could be caused by a red tide bloom, in which massive amounts of plankton suck the oxygen from the water.

Residents said they were not aware of any issues that might have led to the massive fish kill.

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