Gallery: Millions of Dead Sardines Clog Redondo Beach Marina, Will be U...

 

In one of the week’s most bizarre stories, over a million sardines have turned up dead in Redondo Beach, clogging the King Harbor Marina and even preventing ships from leaving. The marina, located about 16 miles south-west of Los Angeles, has been declared the site of a public health hazard due to the hordes of dead fish. However the city is making the most of this unfortunate event, as it plans to turn the dead fish into fertilizer.

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  1. pncjansen March 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    The millions of sardines that were found floating dead in a Southern California marina this week tested positive for a powerful neurotoxin, researchers said Friday.
    Is there a connection with the “scientific research” at http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?d=12457&tid=441&cid=59628&ct=61&article=3560
    TESTING THE WATERS? Twelve small-scale experiments over the past decade in several ocean locations (red dots) consistently showed that intentional iron additions do result in phytoplankton blooms that help draw down carbon dioxide from the air. But the experiments have not determined how much carbon is transferred and sequestered in the deep sea, rather than quickly recycled back to the atmosphere. (From Philip Boyd, New Zealand National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research)

  2. wells rawls March 10, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Great idea! Fish fertilizers are some of the best products for building soil health. It’s good to see a bad situation turned into something good. I hope they educate the public about the value of fish waste in agriculture.

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