Now we know where anchovies go to die *

anchovies-redondo-breeze.jpgThousands, perhaps millions, of dead anchovies are floating this morning in King Harbor in Redondo Beach. They apparently swam into the harbor and died of suffocation. All that officials know for sure is the fish weren't there yesterday, and they have to be cleaned up. "We need to get rid of them," said Sgt. Phil Keenan of the Redondo Beach Police Department. "This is going to create a terrible pollution and public health issue if we don't." The Daily Breeze story declares we're talking "billions" of succumbed anchovies — I don't know about that — but Brad Graverson's photo is worth a look.

* 1 p.m. update: It's sardines. mackerel and other fish, not just anchovies. And it's still a mystery, as well as a real mess. LAT, KTLA


Top photo: Brad Graverson/Daily Breeze; Bottom photo: KTLA.com

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