14 Mar '11, 4am

US cleaning crews have removed about 140 tons of dead sardines, 5 days after they were found floating dead in the marina

US cleaning crews have removed about 140 tons of dead sardines, 5 days after they were found floating dead in the marina

Dead sardines removed from the surface at King Harbor marina in Redondo Beach, California. -- PHOTO: AP REDONDO BEACH - CLEANING crews on Sunday finished removing millions of fish found floating dead in a Southern California marina, five days after the slimy, stinking mass of sardines was discovered. Crews from several coastal cities and more than 700 volunteers removed about 140 tons of dead sardines from King Harbour in Redondo Beach, city officials said in a statement. The fish were taken to a composting center where they will be turned into fertiliser. The city said that while the fish were gone, local crews will continue cleaning up the aftermath of the die-off in the harbor for another week. Biologists from the University of Southern California and the California Department of Fish and Game have said critically low oxygen levels in the water caused the sardines to su...

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