Fish kill spoils Malibu Lagoon

Warm water temps to blame

FOUL WATER—The white objects are dead mullet, and hundreds are seen floating in the lagoon as a couple walks by. JOHN LOESING/Acorn Newspapers

Since it was restored in 2013, Malibu Lagoon has stood as a model of Southern California environmental excellence.

The serene waters and lush shoreline that make up the more than 30-acre estuary at the end of the Malibu Creek watershed— which got new life thanks to the $7-million rehabilitation project—have become home to hundreds of different plant...

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