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Tsunami could help clear out dead fish in Redondo Beach

March 11, 2011 |  9:33 am


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