TV: Millions of fish dead at Oregon coast — “Craziest thing I’ve ever seen” — “You can’t blame people for being alarmed” — Aquarium: “It kind of looks like the apocalypse… especially big numbers… but this is a sign that anchovies are doing good” (VIDEO)

Published: August 1st, 2014 at 7:06 pm ET
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KGW (Portland, OR), July 29, 2014: Major anchovy die-off stinks up Seaside [...] Millions of anchovies have died […] [A]ccording to Seaside Aquarium spokeswoman Tiffany Boothe […] anchovy die-offs aren’t unusual, although this one did seem to have especially big numbers. […] Experts said this odd phenomenon happens about every ten years.

KPTV Transcript, July 29, 2014 — Witness #1: That’s crazy isn’t it? Craziest thing I’ve ever seen. Witness #2: That is a little strange.

Oregon Public Broadcasting, July 29, 2014: “It kind of looks like the apocalypse,” joked [Boothe.] Unsuspecting visitors and locals not armed with the actual cause of the event found the appearance of the fish coating the banks of the river to be a bit alarming. Several mentioned how “odd” and “creepy” it was to see so many dead anchovies for no apparent reason. One visitor said he had never seen anything like it.

OPB (Blog), July 31, 2014: [It's] a sign that the anchovy population is actually thriving [...] “this is a sign that the anchovies along our coastline are doing good” [said Boothe.]

Latin Post, July 29, 2014: Marine biologists indicate […] when there’s a high tide, an uncommon number of anchovies try to swim upstream, get stranded and either return to the ocean or get eaten by birds, said a report by USA Today. But, [Boothe said] the fish died this week because there wasn’t enough oxygen.

Nature World News, July 29, 2014: Boothe, a representative from Seaside’s Aquarium told local media that this [...] mass death is larger than many seen in the past.

KGW Transcript, July 29, 2014: Is it something we really need to worry about? [...] When you see it you cannot blame people for being alarmed [...] It is all the talk along the coast tonight. >> Watch broadcast here

See also: Millions of fish dead on California coast — 3 major fish kills in 2 weeks — Unidentified ‘goo’ floating nearby; Police clear out beach, call health officials to investigate (VIDEO)

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