Residents along the beach in Santa Monica and Venice complained early Sunday of a foul smell that seemed to be coming from the Pacific. Readings on the water detected higher than typical amounts of methane, according to media reports, but since methane is odorless at normal temperatures that wouldn't seem to explain the smell. However, it could have been an algae blooming or some other venting of gas from the sea. Stories at the LA Times, KPCC, ABC 7.
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LA Observed file photo of Marina Peninsula beach