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Millions of dead fish at King Harbor in Redondo Beach [Updated]


Dead fish float inside King Harbor.

Authorities in Redondo Beach are investigating what killed millions of fish over the last day at King Harbor Marina.

Fish, including anchovies, sardines and mackerel were floating lifeless in Basins 1 and 2 of the north side of King Harbor Marina.

Dead Fish Mystery

"There’s basically fish everywhere you go in the harbor," said the harbor's assistant manager, Jason McMullin, who added that there were reports that a red tide may have driven the fish into the harbor in massive numbers where they died because of limited oxygen.

Redondo Beach public works officials were dispatched to the harbor to investigate further but did not have immediate comment.


The fish were attracting huge flocks of seagulls and other birds.

[Updated at 12:15 p.m.: Redondo Beach officials said initial assessments suggest oxygen depletion in the King Harbor basins caused the massive fish die-off.

City Manager Bill Workman said city officials with the help of marine experts would help determine if there was any environmental issue involved. Tests are now being performed on the water as officials begin removing the dead fish, which city officials estimated to be in the millions.

“There are no visible signs of any toxins that might have caused [the die-off] and our early assessment is that this was oxygen depletion,” Workman said. “This is similar to what we experienced five years ago but that was distinctly a red tide event but there’s no discoloration of the water, no associated foaming in the waves, Workman said. “There are no oil slicks or leaking of substances into the water.”

Workman noted that the harbor had been teeming in recent weeks with bait fish that even after their deaths “had no signs of degradation.”]


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Photo: Dead fish float inside King Harbor. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times; Second and third images: KTLA News.

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The end is coming.......i would believe if it was a few thousands but millions, no way........that's impossible for millions of fish to die

What happened????

It's always important to care a bout nature.

God is speaking to humanity with all this visible signs repent from sin now or perish in the coming of the lord, need more proof than this that we are the last generation that will see the wrath of God!
The lord is coming shout his name on the rooftops!

I smell a fish conspiracy.

Chuck Norris went swimming and the fishies commited hari kari

If you aren't already aware, the government has been controlling the weather using HAARP for decades now. This is simply another attempt by them using that machine, and as with Arkansas and so on they have found a way to use it as a death ray, as it was meant to be used back in the 1900's for specific genes or molecules.

Charlie Sheen must have relieved himself in King Harbor. That guy has enough crud in his system to kill off an entire ocean of fish.

Obviously the fish sacraficed themselves for the people who cant eat meat on the following day...

OH WOW !! that is really bad !!!
I think it came from the South, south beach Miami that is.
Caused by the Miami Heat players when they were crying at the beach looking in the horizon watching the season go down. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

There are an immense amount of idiots on here, posting their nonsense (both religious & scientific).

Here's what happened:

NOBODY KNOWS!!!!!!!!!!

What most people do not realize is that large schools of sardines (like this unfortunate group that made wrong turn & died from oxygen deprivation in King Harbor).......are often attacked & decimated by school of larger predator fish. Entire school of small fish....gone in 30 minutes

It is "life cycle of the ocean".

These King Harbor sardines just made a bad directional decision. Nothing religious / magnetic / methane ...or even close to end of world.

Massive schools of bait fish disappear naturally all around the world many times; every day. This is not really a big deal.....except for the dead sardines & the people who live on boats in King Harbor. It's gonna be stinky for while!

HAARP google it

Omg!!!! This is crazy. The fish are just absolutely everywhere! I wish there was something I could do, but I live way to far away. :(

Better avoid any specials on pickled herring for a while.

Yeah global warming is kind of stupid, though i will admit that man could have had a part in this.

The temperature of the water didn't kill those fish, it was lack of oxygen.

No, it's not global warming, but GEO ENGINEERING. Google it. We have to stop this. This is what needs to be our main priority - if we don't no other cause or issue we are currently fighting about is worth fighting. The military and these corporations have gone too far. They are killing us with the air.

The waves were all foamy along S Redondo Beach about a week before this happened. I took a photo but I don't know how to post it here. I don't know but if this was truly caused by lack of oxygen in the water, then they should have oxygen pumping in that area of the marina... especially since its happened before. Its a narrow and shallow dead end back there in L dock. Horrible!

Sun is causing earths core to heat which is causing cracks that are in the oceans floor leading to temperature rising and escaping gases.So there for killing fish and birds theres not much time left.

IT happenned in Penang,Malaysia in 2004,one day before Tsunami hits this island which a few thousands fish death.This may be a sign to us,likely earthquake will be, where fish is the first to die because of heating in the sea water.I think fish is the sign to us that can help us.This is what happen in JAPAN today where yesterday a lot of fish found death in LA

I'm writing you concernig the case in objet, it seems me impossible that the cause of the death of the fishes is oxygen depletion because I know very well the Marina and I believe there is a strong exchange of water from open sea.

Let me suggest that during my last visit in L.A. I had observed innumerable big electric cables in the water, could be a problem of electric dispersion?

A strong electric schock could cause such damages when the water is populated of fish.

Best regards

Marcello Bernabucci

Rome Italy

here are the facts from a very reliable source who witnessed the whole thing happening...its normal for baitfish schools to roam in and out of harbors, this school of fish used the harbor for safety/shelter...they were being chased by a massive school of big hungry mackeral...they got pinned and chased further inside. couple that with high winds and panic and low oxygen levels and tide ebbing out, they were doomed....dont believe the hype....just a perfect storm of timing and events...mother nature just doing its thing folks...

This may be the place the earthquake will hit this weekend. According to Jim Berkland, the dead fish are a predicessor to the next big one. I wonder if Redondo residents are missing any of their cats? This is another sign. Friday may be a bad day for California.

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