LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three weeks after a huge fish die-off in Southern California, officials have a fish count but still can’t say what drove 175 tons of sardines into a marina.
Dave Caron, professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California, said Thursday that as many as 2.5 million sardines blanketed the surface and floor of King Harbor Marina.READ MORE: Woman Shot Dead While Driving In Harbor Gateway
After the fish surfaced on March 8, about 700 volunteers and city workers scrambled to remove the remains to ease the threat to other sea life.READ MORE: Ready To Restart The Race: Phil Keoghan Talks About The Return Of 'The Amazing Race' After A 19-Month "Pit Stop"
Redondo Beach City Manager Bill Workman says crews may have gotten some unexpected help from the tsunami in Japan, which caused tidal surges and flushed fish out of rocks and crevices.
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