Fish Kill In Marina Del Rey Harbor Blamed On Lack Of Oxygen

MARINA DEL REY (AP/ — Lack of oxygen caused the death of tens of thousands of fish that likely sought shelter in a Marina del Rey harbor, state officials said Tuesday.

Scientists suspect the large school of northern anchovies may have sought cover from a predator along the coastal waters of Marina del Rey on Saturday, said Janice Mackey of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“Once in the harbor, the fish school became trapped, and subsequently depleted all of the available oxygen in the water,” she said in a statement.

KNX 1070′s Karen Harlow reports Mackey said workers have removed 300 bags of fish weighing a total of more than six tons.

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