Dead Anchovies Turning Up Off Bay Area Coast

Here’s more from ABC 7 Bay Area:

This is just one of those times where we kind of get to see just the sheer number of the size of these schools of fish,” Marin County Parks Dir. Max Korten told ABC7 News. “So it’s kind of amazing.”

Amazing and a mystery! There’s still uncertainty about why the thousands of fish ended up here. Referencing biologists, Korten explained, “What likely happened is, you know, some kind of predator out in the ocean encountered a school of anchovy somewhere near the mouth of Bolinas Lagoon.”

He said this possibly pushed the anchovy more toward the shallow water, where they sucked up the limited oxygen and suffocated.