Hold the anchovies?

March 9, 2011

Millions of dead anchovies swamp L.A.-area marina

FISH-DIEOFF/“The issue now is cleanup because we have tons and tons of dead fish rotting and purifying, which obviously creates hazardous material,” Keenan said.

They’re PUTREFYING, not PURIFYING. The ‘t’ makes an enormous difference. Otherwise a good story.


Yes, quite a difference indeed. We fixed that in an update, but not before readers noticed. It turned out they were sardines, anyway: GBU Editor

Fish lie dead in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, south of Los Angeles, California March 8, 2011. Millions of fish washed up dead early on Tuesday, puzzling authorities and triggering a cleanup effort.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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