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Who Ordered the Extra Anchovies...in Redondo's King Harbor?

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Unrelated anchovies as found in a market in Italy (Photo by Paul and Jill via Flickr)
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Sure, it's a classic pizza topping joke, but today in Redondo Beach, extra anchovies are a real problem. Millions of the dead fish were found this morning floating up to the surface, says the Daily Breeze, and with the sun warming up the area, officials are scurrying to get rid of them, while trying to determine what killed them.

Harbor residents are also scratching their heads, since they "said they weren't aware of any red tides, an algae bloom that sucks oxygen out of the water, or other issues that could have caused such a massive killing." Early theories for the anchovy genocide include a lack of oxygen.

The dead fish could become a public health and pollution concern if not dealt with expediently. Local birds have already given up trying to help the effort by snacking--they've already gorged themselves on the unexpected fishy feast.