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Tsunami could help clear out dead fish in Redondo Beach


Tsunami to the rescue?

That's what some in Redondo Beach are hoping. Work to remove tons of dead fish from the bottom of King Harbor was temporarily halted Friday morning in advance of the arrival of a tsunami sparked by the devastating earthquake in Japan.

"We are still trying to get rid of dead sardines. But we may take care of this naturally," said Leslie Page, general manager of the Redondo Beach Marina. "The water could come in and suck the fish out naturally."

Crews have been working throughout the week to remove a million or more fish that somehow found their way into the harbor and died from a lack of oxygen in the water.

What's left is slowly rotting on the harbor's bottom.


Redondo Beach city workers help clean up dead sardines

35 tons of dead sardines scooped from King Harbor so far

Tsunami's ripple currents to be seen on California beaches

-- Andrew Blankstein and Mike Anton

Photo: Workers push buckets of dead fish over a dock at King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach Tuesday. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

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I can recall this happened before. Before other major historical earthquake event. What if occurences like these are fish running for cover of sisemic events from the ocean floor? Spooked and running?

I had exactly this thought this morning when I heard of the potential tsunami. Let's hope any positives regarding fish clearing don't wash away the evidence of what caused this massive die-off. Something tells me the powers that be will not be interested in getting to the truth of this or any other of the hundreds of similar incidents that have been happening worldwide over the past few months.

Why not have those firms that make up soil amendments help to haul off and dispose of the dead fish? Some good soil amendemnts have a content of fish in them. They also could be included in some forms of fertilizer.

This article is unbelievably insensitive and trivial in the light of the events that are transpiring right now in Japan.

Christians are flocking to churches everywhere and literally being starved of the Spirit because the preachers of God have no clue as to what the word is saying. Parallel is clearly seen as the millions of feeder fish pile up dead on the rich shorelines in Calif. Suffocated from lack of air (Gods breath of life!) Wake up people! We are the vessels with the breath (Spirit) in us! Jesus is coming IN us!

Did the sardines have an instinct that the earthquake was imminent? Very weird pre-earthquake event.

The stupidity never ends in SoCal. I live on a boat in the marina. The sardines were chased into the harbor by huge schools of mackerel. The "experts" are idiots and only have to ask the local fishermen what's up. The same thing happened Weds and Thurs night in Marina del Rey without the die-off from suffocation. Why? Marina del Rey is 10 times larger than Redondo Beach harbor. More water - more oxygen.

That is one of the most shallow things I have read in my life.
I'd rather have the fish and not thousands of dead, maimed, displaced and radioactive Japanese people.
Please post a list of the people who expressed this thought so they can be scorned and publicly ridiculed.


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