Wednesday, August 13, 2014
FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city is the latest in California to get hit with a huge, stinky anchovy die-off.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1pOqfpN) that thousands of the fish have died around Foster City, and public works crews have been clearing their carcasses from waters and beaches over the past several days.
A similar anchovy die-off occurred earlier this month in Santa Cruz. The high numbers of dead, floating fish forced the harbor to shut down some boat ramps.
Experts say the die-offs stem from a higher-than-normal population of anchovies exhausting oxygen in the water and suffocating. They say it is natural.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com