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Last Updated: Wednesday March 09 2011 14:15 GMT

PICTURES: Dead fish in California

Dead fish in California

One million sardines lie dead in the harbour area of Redondo Beach in California, USA.

Dead fish in California

It's thought that the fish were trying to shelter from rough seas but they soon exhausted the water's oxygen supply.

Dead fish in California

So the cleanup begins! A lifeguard scoops up the dead fish.

Dead fish in California

Officials say they would "recycle" the fish carcasses into fertiliser.

Dead fish in California

A boy looks at the very unusual sight - so many fish!

Dead fish in California

Here's what the marina looks like with all the dead fish floating around the boats.